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  1. Time Left: 23 days and 1 hour

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    A must see for any skydiver! Brian Germain goes into greater detail on the important topic of flying your canopy in turbulence. Were you trained in how to deal with collapses of your canopy in flight? Most of us where not. Worse, many of us were taught incorrect responses to canopy distortion, and have developed learned instincts that are profoundly incorrect. 25 years of parachute test piloting have given Brian Germain a deep understanding of the topic, an understanding that you can have as well. This video will instantly make you one of the most knowledgeable skydivers on the dropzone on the topic of turbulence and what can be done to prevent accidents from flying in rough air. Includes in-depth instruction in the art of the Parachute Landing Fall, something that many skydivers did not get at any time in their training. Runtime: 1:10 Format: downloadable video and or streaming. Purchase video here: https://www.adventurewisdom.com/store#!/NEW-Taking-on-Turbulence/p/74485156/category=7094902

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    Learning how to perform high speed approaches is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous activities in the sport of skydiving. Hundreds of people are seriously injured in this pursuit each year, and without the key concepts conveyed in this video package, you could be next. Offering core concepts necessary to begin and improve high performance approaches, the video will guide you from straight in through 90 degree turns, and the essential ideas will lead into larger turn radius approaches as well. Nearly thirty years of high performance parachute flight and over twenty years of parachute design and testing has provided Brian Germain a unique perspective of the topic of Swooping. As a United States Parachute Association Safety and Training Advisor and Canopy Flight Instructor, Brian has taught these core concepts all over the world, and now you can benefit from his experience. This is one of the most important videos we have created for advancing canopy flyers. We believe that if everyone who wants to learn to swoop were to watch this video, with the help of good on-site mentors, there would be far fewer accidents. If you don't own this video, you don't know what you don't know, and you are probably missing out on key ideas that you will need to survive. Format: Download and/or Streaming Purchase video here: https://www.adventurewisdom.com/store#!/Surviving-Swooping-Beginning-High-Performance-Landings/p/65726719/category=7094902

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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: https://www.adventurewisdom.com/store#!/Aircraft-Procedures-and-Spotting/p/119499977/category=7094902

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    "It is an amazing video! Loved it and learned a ton from it." -Kelly Bee Fox - Despite significant advances in parachute design, landing accidents are on the rise. A perfectly functioning canopy over your head is clearly not enough to prevent twisted ankles, broken bones, and even loss of life. When it comes to safety, knowledge is power. In this fascinating and informative two hour video, Brian Germain guides you on an all-encompassing survey of the topic of landing safety. Originally created for instructors, this in depth seminar is now available to anyone who wants to learn more about what can go wrong on landing, and what we can do about it. This is a must see for all skydivers. Duration: ~2 hours Format: Streaming and/or download Purchase video here: http://www.adventurewisdom.com/store#!/~/product/category=7094902&id=34735088

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    Learning how to pack a parachute can be the most difficult part of becoming a skydiver. The frustration that many experience in this process is so profound, in fact, that many people either quit skydiving, or surrender to the added expense of paying a professional packer. Although this is always an option, choosing to do something is not the same thing as having no other option. World-renowned instructor, rigger and parachute designer Brian Germain shares his secrets to packing in an easy to follow format in this entertaining video that you will want to watch over and over. Multiple options are presented, along with clear explanations for Brian’s methods. Brian takes the stress out of packing, and guides you to a complete understanding of the subject. As one of the foremost experts on modern parachutes, Brian Germain is the perfect person to host this video. BONUS FEATURE: Additional 1.5 hour Instructional Video: "Principles of Parachute Packing" 2.5 Hours of Instruction! -No Sweat (61 minutes) -Principles of Parachute Packing (93 minutes) Format: Download and/or Streaming Purchase video here: http://www.adventurewisdom.com/store#!/~/product/category=7094902&id=37711064

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    This extraordinary video will teach you the skills needed to make it to the pea pit or simply land safely when you get an off spot. Parachute Designer and Teacher Brian Germain explains the science behind parachute navigation and accuracy in a way that is comprehensive, intelligible, and interesting. This video is one of Brian's very best, so don't miss this opportunity to become a safer skydiver. You CAN land where you choose. Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes Format: Download and/or stream Purchase video here: https://www.adventurewisdom.com/store#!/Navigation-and-Accuracy-Secrets/p/57346162/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: https://www.adventurewisdom.com/store#!/*NEW-Malfunctions-and-their-Solutions/p/123020197/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: https://www.adventurewisdom.com/store#!/Skydiving-Gear-Maintenance/p/47999957/category=7094902

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    Are you thinking about jumping out of an airplane? Millions of people make their first skydive every year, but most of them are unprepared for the experience. The more you understand, the less fear you will experience, and the more fun you will have. This in-depth look at the first jump experience will enlighten you about the jump itself, and help you choose the right dropzone for this monumental, potentially life-changing experience. You will be guided by one of the most experienced skydivers in the world, Brian Germain. Brian is a parachute designer and test pilot, competitor, author, radio show host and teacher with three decades in the sport and over 15,000 jumps. This comprehensive video will make you a more educated consumer, and safer skydiving student. It will help you to prepare for your first jump in ways that will amaze your instructors, and allow you to have the perfect first flight. Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes Format: Streaming or Download Plus: BONUS VIDEO! A Brief History of Skydiving, with Brian Germain Purchase Video Here https://www.adventurewisdom.com/store#!/First-Skydive-What-to-know-before-you-go/p/39242728/category=7094902

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    Become a better canopy pilot and skydiver today! This is the ultimate skydiving video package with training videos adding up to over 24 hours of training. Its a massive value and a great investment in your skydiving career! All videos are download and or streaming. You get: Parachute Flight Safety Canopy Video Course (8 Hours), Solving Common Landing Problems, Navigation and Accuracy Secrets, Taking on Turbulence, No Sweat Parachute Packing Made Easy, Principles of Parachute Packing, Skydiving Gear Maintenance, Main Parachute Inspection and Re-trimming, The Art and Science of Bravery, Helping Students Deal with Fear, Vertical Journey Freefly Instructional Video, and First Skydive What to Know Before You Go, and more! Start Learning Today! Purchase video here: https://www.adventurewisdom.com/store#!/Ultimate-Video-Package/p/63409589/category=7094902

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  11. Bluefox

    Dropzone Site Launch & Bugs Megathread

    Bug Description: Not able to post new classified ads. URL that it occurred: Classifieds, Submit an advert Time of occurrence: Today 1/17/19 8:14 EST Action being performed (where relevant): When you try to post a new classified ad you can't because the image file will not upload. I tried browsing, drag and drop etc but the file won't show up/up load. An image is required to submit an advert and since the new website won't accept an image no new adverts can be posted. Thanks for your help and the new site is looking great.
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    RIP Tom Petty

    OH WOW! That is exactly the same place I got my info from but I just realized that my numbers were for WHITE males and not all races. Good catch! Funny thing is if you select African American male, DC has the lowest life expectancy at 71. So if you are white and privlaged DC is the way to go but everyone else is hosed. Hawaii would be sweet if only you could bring all of your extended family and friends. Yikes about the CO thing. Wonder what the deal is with that! CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
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    RIP Tom Petty

    I had a similar thought that all the greats of my youth are now getting towards the end of their lives. With the heavy drugs often associated with touring and stardom they are lucky if they make it close to the average life span of a US male which is currently around 76. Just fyi, life expectancy is greatly impacted by the US state in which you live. DC the highest at 82, WV the lowest at 72. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  14. Bluefox

    Get ready for a robot to film your jump

    That's a really great point in regards to the distraction of a team member having to manage the device. Since it's a device using GPS and not taking into consideration other canopy traffic it could pose a collision/entanglement issue. It would not even be able to see the other traffic. It's a huge under taking but still a very interesting project. It will definitely be neat to see where it goes. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  15. Bluefox

    Close call...

    This one might be fake but back in 2001 when I was a newbie I had a real close call. I had just deployed after a two way and I looked up and over to the other skydiver who was about 200 feet away from me (bad tracking back then) and then a single engine private plane literally flew in between us. It was 100 feet from me. I was a bit freaked out at the time but now a pilots license and 1000+ jumps later it down right pisses me off. Any pilot that can't be bothered to look at a sectional and either tune in or steer clear does not deserve a license. Wish I had know to get the tail numbers...OK that's my vent. Now back to the regularly scheduled programming. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com