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  1. Time Left: 6 days and 8 hours

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    Although most people assume that the most dangerous part of skydiving is the way down, the ride up is also a risky phase of the jump. The more we know about the airplane itself and the procedures that keep us safe, the more leverage we have over the outcome. In one of his best videos ever, world renowned Instructor Brian Germain covers this important topic in great detail. The video is both entertaining and informative, with lessons taught in the classroom as well as in the air with Brian’s in helmet audio recording system used in his famous Talking Skydives episodes. If you think you know all you need to know about aircraft procedures, think again. There is something in this video for everyone. - Format: Downloading and/or Streaming - Duration: ~2 hours Purchase video here:!/Aircraft-Procedures-and-Spotting/p/119499977/category=7094902


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    Learn what your packer and rigger won’t do for you. This Skydiving Gear Maintenance video with Brian Germain offers need to know information plus tips and tricks on how to maintain your skydiving gear. Ultimately it’s your responsibility to ensure proper functionality of your skydiving equipment. This course covers some of the important things to check and perform to ensure safe skydiving gear. Learn to care for the gear that cares for you. Time: 2 Hours Format: Download and/or Streaming Purchase Video Here:!/Skydiving-Gear-Maintenance/p/47999957/category=7094902


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    One of the most complex topics in skydiving safety is Parachute Malfunctions. There are more opinions than there are problems, and some of the solutions are more powerful than others. In this unprecedented, comprehensive study of the topic, test pilot and parachute designer Brian Germain shares the flow chart of possible answers to this vital and complicated subject. Knowing more about the possibilities is the ultimate answer to fear of parachute malfunctions, and this video goes far deeper than any other source thus far. Format: Download and/or Stream Purchase video here:!/*NEW-Malfunctions-and-their-Solutions/p/123020197/category=7094902


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  5. Yes you have to watch Spectra lines for temperature related friction damage! I have seen someone with Spectra lines land safely after kicking out of severe line twists. Then their buddy walked up yanked on one of the lines and it broke. The jumper got pissed at his friend for breaking his line but then he realized his friend was actually helping and might have save him from it breaking on him in the air. If you have Spectra lines always check them for damage after having line twists.
  6. The best advice I ever received regarding canopy control… “Trust that your canopy is going to do what you ask it to do, when you ask it to do it.” – Brian Germain in 2002 CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at
  7. Employer, teammate, dance partner, co-parent, partner in crime, wife, yes. I guess bringing the psychological aspects of canopy piloting into the conversation sounded a lot like Brian. We have great conversations about that stuff. It’s amazing how important our psychological state is to performance in extreme sports. In the 90s when I got certified as a trimix scuba diver I was surprised when a section on psychology turned up. They actually talked about meditation, which at the time tripped me out and seemed out of place next to all those tables on decompression, partial pressures and oxygen toxicity. Now years later it makes perfect sense. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at
  8. Yes, but if it put together in a video and left to be watched by a student, then no. If those videos are used in conjunction with a live instructor then they can be very helpful. Yes I agree that the live part is critical so the student can ask questions. Yes I agree that students often don't realize what they are doing with their bodies. Body awareness seems to require a calm level headed brain state which is not always the case in students or any skydiver for that matter. Which is why we physically practice emergency procedures on the ground so they become muscle memory. Showing videos of someones landing can definitely be helpful to speed the learning process. (the interactive environment allows for this) but from what I have seen students make huge progress from watching other peoples videos debriefed as well. I think the critical point is it needs to be live, interactive and useful information. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at
  9. Well a guess a video might be better than nothing but having the opportunity to talk, chat, see, ask questions, share videos, test and more is much better. A completely interactive environment that can reach people who don't have a course near them or can't afford to travel. Now that's even better. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at
  10. AggieDave – Do you believe its possible to learn from someone else? So if you watched a video of someone making a mistake could you learn from it if someone was explaining the problem to you? Most people don’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to fouling up a landing. So whether you can get someone else to video you or not there is still room to learn. Besides the live interactive training portal allows people to share their video and anyone can stand in a landing area and video landings. As for learning from immediate feed back you are true that it can speed up the process but there have been studies that show deeper learning happens over time. A little coaching over a longer period of time can have more lasting results than a lot of coaching in a short time. Your brain has a chance to digest and catch up with all the info CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at
  11. When I got my pilots license I had to take ground school. Why not have something like that for canopy piloting. I don’t know about Jim’s online offerings but this is not just online this is a live interactive training environment. Not just an online video CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at
  12. 4. Brian Germain's BG-Online - Live canopy course delivered to your desktop. Its convenient because we can't all make it to the course but this course comes to you. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at
  13. Hey Everyone! Ok for those of you who may not have been able to see the video because I'm lame and used Apple quick time then embedded the video using a code that only seems to work with Microsoft IE. Well now you can click on the link below the video clip and it should work. Hey....I did say I'm a novice. Anyway I really had a blast at SVNH. As I have found previously Laurie, Rob and the rest of the staff went out of their way to be awesome hosts. I want to send a special thanks to all of them for making my weekend so amazing. I swear the vibe at SVNH just seems to get better and better. Not to mention the facilities look awesome. What a great job everyone did getting the facilities up and running. Koodos to all involved. I also want to send a thanks to those people who came out for the canopy course and to fly with me. You know who you are and you all flew like super stars which of course just made me smile more. Thank you! I look forward to another tunnel flying adventure in the near future. SVNH Rocks! Laura CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at
  14. Thanks Paige. I had fun throwing the video together on an airpane the other friday evening. I had my camera/laptop/wires/remote/ipod/snacks/cocktail out on the plane and my neighboor kept looking at me like I was a freak. It was a great form of entertainment to pass the time. NH is going to be a blast!
  15. Hey Fellow Tunnel Loving Flyers! I just posted some old video that I finally got around to editing from the 2005 Tunnel for the Cause. Special thanks to the Paige Rudolph and the other flying ladies of TFTC 2005, plus Shane Tully from WINDWORX productions for sharing such great video. Check it out While you are there note that I'm going to be up playing at SVNH March 3-4th so if you want to come out and play let me know. Everyone is welcome! Also Brian Germain will be there teaching a canopy course at the tunnel. Check that out here Addendum - I'm a novice webmistress at best so please forgive the crudeness of my site. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the video. Laura CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at