Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Featured Training Photo

Featured Training Photo
Friday, March 1, 2019

Safety and Training Advisor Keri Bell points out the signatures of the 59 A-license holders that Skydive Kapowsin in Shelton, Washington, trained in 2018.

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Safety Check | 2018 Compliance Group Actions

Safety Check | 2018 Compliance Group Actions
Friday, March 1, 2019

In the interest of safety, USPA formed a Compliance Group to investigate allegations against members of USPA. Although the Compliance Group focuses its efforts on retraining and education rather than penalties, it will suspend or revoke memberships or ratings if its investigations show that such actions are warranted. In 2018, the USPA Compliance Group conducted 21 investigations into allegations against members of USPA, 14 of which resulted in disciplinary actions.

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Keep an Eye Out | The Twisted Truth

Keep an Eye Out | The Twisted Truth
Friday, March 1, 2019

Jumpers blame the occurrence of twisted steering lines on everything from how they collapsed their canopies to the Coriolis effect. But no matter how they occur, if left unattended, they can lead to problems. It does not take many twists before lines start wearing unevenly.

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Rating Corner | Who Does What?

Rating Corner | Who Does What?
Friday, March 1, 2019

How do the best competitors in our sport reach success? Teamwork: individuals combining efforts to achieve a common purpose. Teamwork works best when each member understands their part in the whole. So, in the case of skydiving instruction, who does what?

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Foundations of Flight | Back-Fly Side-Slides

Foundations of Flight | Back-Fly Side-Slides
Friday, March 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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