Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Foundations of Flight | Belly to Head-Up Transition

Foundations of Flight | Belly to Head-Up Transition
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Brought to you by Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. Photos by David Cherry. Information about AXIS’ coaching and instructional services is available at axisflightschool.com.

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Safety Check | Your Safety and Training Advisor’s Role

Safety Check | Your Safety and Training Advisor’s Role
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Local, state and federal agencies exercise minimal control and supervision over skydiving, recognizing that those most capable of regulating skydiving are those who do it. At the very core of this system is the USPA Safety and Training Advisor, an unpaid volunteer appointed by the USPA Regional Director serving that drop zone.

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Rating Corner | Incident Reporting is Crucial!

Rating Corner | Incident Reporting is Crucial!
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The USPA incident reporting system has been due for a significant overhaul for some time now, and it is getting one. USPA members reported 4,277 reserve rides and 2,147 injuries that required medical care in 2018, but USPA received only 29 incident reports. Sit back for a moment and imagine the lessons lost to the skydiving community when all it would have taken is for each of those jumpers to have spent 10 minutes filling out a short report.

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The Front office | What is Density Altitude and How Do We Derive It?

The Front office | What is Density Altitude and How Do We Derive It?
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Density altitude, to put it blandly, is pressure altitude corrected for non-standard temperature. What that means in English is that the air is the equivalent density (thickness) that you would find at x-thousand feet on an average day. So, if you are at a sea-level DZ with a density altitude of 4,000 feet, it will feel as if you are actually at an elevation of 4,000 feet.

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Featured Training Photo

Featured Training Photo
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Instructors Anastasis Sideris and Dimitris Sourlis exit with a Category C AFF student at Skydive Athens in Kopaida, Greece.

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