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In skydiving, as in any other risky endeavor there exists a direct relationship between your knowledge, skill and attitude, and your chances of survival. Explore the categories below for a wide range of skydiving safety and training related articles. Never stop learning.


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Advice For Your First Hop and Pop - 2015-08-25 by Annette O'Neil

Advice For Your First Hop and Pop It’s no wonder that you’re biting your nails. (We’ve all been there.) It’ll be your first time deploying in soft, subterminal air. It’ll be your first time really trusting your stability out the door. And it’s probably going to be your first time opening that daunting clear ...

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How To Land Where No One Has Landed Before (The Star Trek Trick) - 2015-08-18 by Annette O'Neil

How To Land Where No One Has Landed Before (The Star Trek Trick) As a human in motion, your field of view – your very own spaceship windshield – is called your “velocity field.” Within that velocity field, when you’re traveling along a straight path (with no eye, head or body rotation), your heading is nailed quite precisely by the...

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Canopy Safety on Large Formation Skydives - 2015-08-13 by Ed Lightle

Canopy Safety on Large Formation Skydives This article is a continuation of my previous article “Diving and Tracking Safety on Large Formation Skydives”. Some of that article is repeated here because maximum separation under canopy cannot be achieved without proper breakoff and tracking.

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Toggles Matter - 2015-08-11 by Brian Germain

Toggles Matter It is often the little things in our skydiving day that change the way things go. Paying attention to the details can make all the difference when it comes to preventing malfunctions, and when we get lazy, tired or complacent, our attention gets fuzzy and unfocused. That is ...

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Stalling For Success - 2015-08-06 by Annette O'Neil

Stalling For Success There was a balloon jump. (Whee!) The winds picked up at around 3,000’ and shoved your jolly crew rather far off-DZ. (Um…) You jumped anyway. (Whee!) You over-rotated your super-magnificent aerial and pulled a titch lower than you wanted to. (Um…) Your landing options are...

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Diving and Tracking Safety on Large Formation Skydives - 2015-08-03 by Ed Lightle

Diving and Tracking Safety on Large Formation Skydives This is the first of two articles geared toward safety on big-way formation skydives. This article deals mostly with the freefall part of the skydive whereas the second article “Canopy Safety on Large Formation Skydives” deals mostly with safety under canopy. To get the...

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