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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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How Green Is My Skydive - 2018-04-16 by Bryan Burke

How Green Is My Skydive Friends, co-workers, and visitors to Skydive Arizona often comment on my interest in environmental topics and my rather restrained consumption of goods and energy, at least by American standards. This is in sharp contrast to my job, which is helping to run the biggest drop...

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Demo Skydiving for N00bs - 2018-04-09 by Annette O'Neil

Demo Skydiving for N00bs Maybe youíre a limelight magnet and maybe youíre not-- but if you like to mess around with parachutes, the limelight might follow you regardless. Even if you donít necessarily seek it out, thereís a chance that someone will find out youíre a skydiver and ask you...

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Recommended Safety Articles for Safety Month - 2018-03-06 by

Recommended Safety Articles for Safety Month March is safety month, and what better time than just before the Northern Hemisphere's summer season to refresh yourself on information you may be rusty on, or just become more educated in the various safety aspects. Last year we published an article with what we felt were...

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Boogie Turmoil Survival Tips - 2018-02-08 by Joel Strickland

Boogie Turmoil Survival Tips Boogies, skills camps and destination events are now available in the farthest reaches of the globe - taking place in countries that range from reassuringly orderly to exhilaratingly shambolic. Wherever you are heading, be sure to bone up on all the information you might...

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All About Naked Skydiving - 2018-01-19 by Annette O'Neil

All About Naked Skydiving Milwaukee might seem like an odd place to rack up a truly epic number of naked skydives. You might expect conservatism and bitter winters to, yíknow, get in the way. However, thatís exactly what Jeff Dawson--based at Sky Knights, near Milwaukee--has been doing for more than ...

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Is It Time For A Reline: Here's How to Know - 2018-01-11 by Annette O'Neil

Is It Time For A Reline: Here's How to Know Do your suspension lines have a noticeable five-o'clock shadow? Maybe itís time for your gear to spend the weekend with your friendly neighborhood rigger. If youíre unsure, youíre not alone--plenty of skydivers hem and haw about this particularly important aspect of canopy...

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Skydiving Fatality Reports:

Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (116) Collisions 15%
Landings (238) Landings 30%
No Pulls (63) No Pulls 8%
Malfunctions (148) Malfunctions 19%
Reserve Problems (33) Reserve Problems 4%
Other (109) Other 14%
Total (785)