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Jump Like a Pharaoh

Jump Like a Pharaoh
Monday, January 25, 2021

The country of Egypt has no civilian drop zones, but that doesn’t stop Skydive Egypt—a club of jumpers who are working to promote the sport in their country—from putting together spectacular boogies that feature jumps over the Great Pyramids of Giza.

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Insurance Claims Underscore the Costs of Complacency

Insurance Claims Underscore the Costs of Complacency
Thursday, October 8, 2020

I've insured skydiving airplanes for 25 years. In that time, I've paid for about 50 heavily damaged or totaled turbine skydiving aircraft. That's a lot of bent iron … unnecessarily bent iron. If you wonder why your insurance costs are so high, let me say it again: 50 heavily damaged or destroyed airplanes! There seems to be an insidious common thread in 85 percent of these accidents, and that’s the lack of following a checklist.

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Currency Training—It’s Not Just Another Jump

Currency Training—It’s Not Just Another Jump
Monday, June 1, 2020

Now, following worldwide drop zone closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of skydivers all at once no longer meet the currency requirements of their licenses. The volume of jumpers who need currency training is unprecedented.

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