Friday, August 23, 2019

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Five Hazardous Attitudes

Five Hazardous Attitudes
Monday, August 19, 2019

Attitude plays a vital role in skydiving, for both students and more experienced jumpers. And although we are not airplane pilots, as skydivers we share many issues in common with pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration long ago identified five hazardous attitudes of aircraft pilots that can often lead to accidents. Skydivers can also be affected by those same five dangerous attitudes and their consequences. 

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Featured Training Photo

Featured Training Photo
Thursday, August 1, 2019

North Central Regional Director and AFF Instructor Examiner Michael Wadkins geeks the camera while evaluating instructor candidates Connor McCauley and Constantin Mircea Moisei during an AFF rating course at Skydive Twin Cities in Baldwin, Wisconsin.

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Keep an Eye Out | Entanglement

Keep an Eye Out | Entanglement
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Jumping with a video camera has many challenges, many of which are not obvious to those who decide to start jumping with one. The danger of an entanglement between the camera and parachute equipment is just one in a long list of hazards to consider.

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Foundations of Flight | Docking on a Head-Down Formation

Foundations of Flight | Docking on a Head-Down Formation
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Brought to you by Sharon Har-Noy Pilcher of Modern Skydiving Concepts at Skydive DeLand in Florida. Photo by Gustavo Cabana. More information about MSC’s courses and seminars is available on the group’s Facebook page.

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Ask a Rigger | How Often Should I Inspect My Gear?

Ask a Rigger | How Often Should I Inspect My Gear?
Thursday, August 1, 2019

It’s a good idea to inspect your rig carefully at least once before each jump. If you pack for yourself, you need to inspect the critical parts of your rig each time.

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