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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 To Organize Your Sky - 2016-05-25 by Annette O'Neil

How To Organize Your Sky>Who are all those people, anyway, with the smiling faces and the discipline names printed in all-caps underneath them? Whatís an ďOrganizer,Ē really? If you donít know the etiquette, it can be a little daunting to get on those loads without fear of a forehead-slapping faux ...

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The Other Certification Every Skydiver Needs: A WFR Card - 2016-05-05 by Annette O'Neil

The Other Certification Every Skydiver Needs: A WFR Card Youíre coming down from a great jump. You land, laughing, and whip around for the imminent high-five with a huge smile on your face. That smile drops right along with the friend framed in your view. Something happened in those last few feet of flight--you donít know what,...

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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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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)