Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Featured Training Photo

Featured Training Photo
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Diana Martin checks her altitude during an AFF jump with instructors Erin Engelsen (left) and Dennis Dorman at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, New York.

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Keep an Eye Out | Closing-Pin Nicks

Keep an Eye Out | Closing-Pin Nicks
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A freefall photographer caught this damage to his closing loop, which was relatively new, while packing during a busy weekend of jumping.

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Ask a rigger | How Should I Store My Gear for the Winter?

Ask a rigger | How Should I Store My Gear for the Winter?
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

If you’re a northern jumper, winter gives you the opportunity to travel south, experience new DZs and get a break from the freezing weather. However, if you aren’t able to travel to warmer climates during the winter months, you’ll need to store your gear.

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Rating Corner | PRO-Rating Changes

Rating Corner | PRO-Rating Changes
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

At its summer board meeting in Arlington, Virginia, the USPA Board approved significant changes to Skydiver’s Information Manual Section 7-2—Professional Exhibition Rating.

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Safety Check | Fatigue

Safety Check | Fatigue
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

With the dog days of summer behind us and the home stretch of the skydiving season approaching, it’s important for jumpers to keep their guards up. July is typically the most fatal month in sheer numbers, but the fatality rate stays consistently high through October, even as the season begins winding down.

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