November 2017

November 2017
Photo by Daniel Angulo | D-28777
On his way to taking the gold medal in accuracy landing, Rick Kuhns approaches the tuffet during an 11th-round jump-off with fellow competitor Jimmy Drummond at the 2017 USPA National Parachuting Championships at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina.


Competition After The Storm—The 2017 Uspa National Parachuting Championships by Competition Coordinator Korissa Bomba with accuracy landing coverage by Lindy Leach
Science Non-Fiction—Sigma And Uspa Bring Malfunction-Response Training Into Virtual Reality by Annette O’Neil
Winter Is Coming—What Every Skydiver Should Know by Annette O’Neil
Canopy Collision Decisions by Steve Smith with contributions from Greg Jack and Jules McConnel
Rain, Rain, Go Away—The 2017 Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Cup by ShawnaRae Miliano


How Skydiving Changed My Life by Paul Herrick
T.J. Hine | D-13580 Profile by Brian Giboney
Gearing Up by Ed Scott, USPA Executive Director

Safety & Training

Safety Check—Wingsuit Collisions  by Jim Crouch
Rating Corner—Your First Priority by Jim Crouch
Ask a Rigger—What kind of hardware is best for my rig? by Kevin Gibson
Keep An Eye Out—Container Lock
Fundamentals of Flight—Sit-Fly Fall-Rate Changes (Leg Mechanics) by Axis Flight School