Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Keep an eye out | Premature Deployment

Keep an eye out | Premature Deployment
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wingsuit flyers, or any jumpers who sit at the front of the plane and exit last, have the farthest to travel to the door on exit, which increases the chance of a snag.

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Safety Check | Hard Deck vs. Decision Altitude

Safety Check | Hard Deck vs. Decision Altitude
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Many jumpers are confused about the term “hard deck” and how it differs from the term “decision altitude.”

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Rating Corner | The Exit—The Key to a Good Tandem Skydive

Rating Corner | The Exit—The Key to a Good Tandem Skydive
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Tandem skydiving has been instrumental in promoting and growing our sport; it brings both revenue and new skydivers to our DZs.

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Rating Corner | Bringing Back the Tradition of Logbooks

Rating Corner | Bringing Back the Tradition of Logbooks
Monday, June 1, 2020

Sometime over the past 10-15 years—probably due to the advent of phone apps, manifest programs and digital altimeters that track jumps—many jumpers developed an indifferent or apathetic attitude toward formally logging jumps.

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Safety Check | 200—The Non-Magical Magic Number

Safety Check | 200—The Non-Magical Magic Number
Monday, June 1, 2020

In skydiving, 200 jumps is a recurring theme.

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