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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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Fly Gear: The New School of Tracking Suits - 2015-09-29 by Annette O'Neil

Fly Gear: The New School of Tracking Suits Invented by pioneers of the tracking discipline in the unforgiving terrain atop Norway’s bigwall exits, the first suits were resourceful repurposings of the stuff they already had on-hand – the rain gear required by Norway’s reliably inclement weather, and the cigarettes...

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How to Buy New Skydiving Gear - 2015-09-16 by Annette O'Neil

How to Buy New Skydiving Gear You’re no doubt aware that this purchase is going to rival car-buying in the cash outlay -- there’s really no way around it. That said, there are some steps you can take to get the best possible deal on your new skyrig.

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Top 10 Marketing Musts - 2015-09-09 by James la Barrie

Top 10 Marketing Musts Do you wish to increase profitability and grow your DZ? If so, read each of these 10 points closely. As a DZO, you are no doubt constantly bombarded by marketing companies trying to get you to spend your precious money. These marketing efforts generally result in little...

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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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Skydiving Fatality Reports:

Fatalities by Category:

Collisions (95) Collisions 15%
Landings (208) Landings 32%
No Pulls (59) No Pulls 9%
Malfunctions (121) Malfunctions 19%
Reserve Problems (26) Reserve Problems 4%
Other (89) Other 14%
Total (650)