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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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The 6 Laws of Exit Order You Really Need to Know - 2016-04-14 by Annette O'Neil

The 6 Laws of Exit Order You Really Need to Know Does exit order seem like some kind of obscure semi-religious ritual? Do you go through the motions without really understanding the moving parts? If so, yikes--but youíre certainly not alone. Luckily, understanding the logic behind the order is a pretty straightforward...

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Jumping at a New DZ: Your Battle Plan - 2016-04-11 by Annette O'Neil

Jumping at a New DZ: Your Battle Plan Just moved across the country? Heading out to boogie in a strange new land? Impromptu road trip? If youíre not used to jumping at new-to-you DZs, reorienting yourself to a new conveyor-belt-to-the-sky is a bit daunting. But never fear, brave adventurer: if you walk in...

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Almost 25 Years Later: Some Hazards of Resurrection - 2016-03-24 by Larry Moulton

Almost 25 Years Later: Some Hazards of Resurrection After almost a 25-year hiatus, I came back into the fold, enabled by the last child having gone off to college, and prompted by arthritic hips that were making it too painful to play tennis. I figured some things may have changed, but that I had been aware of them, having...

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How to Approach Your Recurrency Skydive - 2016-03-17 by Annette O'Neil

How to Approach Your Recurrency Skydive Whatís the second-scariest thing in the world? Probably, itís the open door of a plane at altitude as seen through the eyes of an AFF-1 student. Remember that moment? Most of us do. Whatís the first-scariest thing in the world? Arguably: the open door of a plane at...

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Chopping Is Just The Beginning - 2016-03-02 by Brian Germain

Chopping Is Just The Beginning A reserve ride is an exciting adventure no matter how many jumps you have under your belt. Preparatory training is obviously the best way to ensure that you walk away unscathed, but it is my experience that the simulations we create are not as realistic as they could be. In ...

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4 Ways to Avoid Pilot-Chute-In-Tow Malfunctions - 2016-02-25 by Annette O'Neil

4 Ways to Avoid Pilot-Chute-In-Tow Malfunctions Most of the time, youíre good about it. You guys have a really established routine at this point, right? From the time youíve got your nylon laid out on the floor to the time you wrap your legs around it to finish it off, you follow a very predictable routine. Somewhere in...

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Skydiving Fatality Reports:


Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (96) Collisions 15%
Landings (209) Landings 32%
No Pulls (59) No Pulls 9%
Malfunctions (122) Malfunctions 19%
Reserve Problems (26) Reserve Problems 4%
Other (89) Other 14%
Total (653)