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European skydiving symposium 2022
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

European Skydiving Symposium 2022

Over March 17 – 19, 2022, the European Skydiving Symposium 2022 will be held in Warsaw, Poland. This special three-day event offers insightful presentations, discussion panels, and workshops. All organized with the goal to raise awareness in our sport, unify safety procedures and deliver a solid knowledge about different disciplines of parachuting and skydiving. There are already over 40 presentations being offered! With space for

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skydiving
My Experience
Cori Sirois

First Time At a New Drop Zone?

Are you a newly licensed skydiver who is looking to travel and try out a new drop zone? It can be an experience that makes you feel both excited and nervous! Jumping at a new drop zone other then your home DZ for the first time is an obstacle we all need to overcome at some point. Whether you are a new skydiver or one

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UPT Vector 3 Ring System
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

What is the 3-Ring System?

The 3-ring system is a parachute component extensively used by military paratroopers and sport skydivers. It connects the main parachute’s risers to the harness. Most of us have seen and chatted about the 3-ring system during the AFF course. Also, we mention it every time we do a gear check at the drop zone. Yet many people do not know how it works, who created

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Tandem skydiving has heath benefits
Contributor
Augusto Bartelle

How Skydiving Helps With Stress Relief

A lot of people have skydiving on their bucket lists. However, the majority are yet unaware that skydiving provides many health and emotional benefits! Skydiving is more than just an adrenaline rush. It is an unconventional method, but skydiving helps with stress relief. It helps you to forget about your problems and enjoy life. The parachute jump event usually consists of a panoramic ride. A

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Illustrate the ToraTora coaching workshop vibe.
Events
Augusto Bartelle

What is the ToraTora Coaching Workshop?

I don’t know if you have experience as a skydiving coach or load organizer. However, we all want to take the lead once in a while and go on a cruise with friends. I know that I like to lead jumps, so that is why I participated in the ToraTora Coaching Workshop. Skydiving has so many disciplines that we can focus on. It can be

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wingsuit rodeo
My Experience
Cori Sirois

Top 5 Strange Skydive Names

There are a lot of strange traditions and terminology used in skydiving. Many of this sounds super strange to non-skydivers or to jumpers new to the sport. I often laugh, thinking how crazy we must sound, when having conversations about skydiving. And skydive names are no different, wingsuit rodeo, horny gorilla – like what? Seriously though, imagine how it must sound to someone near by,

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learn tunnel flying online
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Learn Tunnel Flying Online?

Learn tunnel flying online? Yes, it is possible! Okay so I realize this probably seems kind of unlikely, to be able to train your body flight skills while watching videos online. Yet, it is true, you can! In fact, there is a whole online platform aimed at doing just this. And there is also research done on this topic, in regards to other sports. So

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end of skydiving season
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

5 Tips for Ending the Skydiving Season

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, many drop zones are getting ready to end the skydiving season. In many countries, October is the end of the skydiving season, and it begins to get too cold and unpredictable to jump. Although there are many drop zones that do not close, many skydiving centres are beginning to prepare for the end of season. Skydivers are hoping for a

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Real Skydiving
Curiosities
Cori Sirois

Indoor Skydiving Vs Skydiving

As a tunnel instructor, one of the most common questions that I receive is if “indoor skydiving feels the same as real skydiving”? To answer in the simplest way, yes indoor skydiving does feel quiet similar to real skydiving in terms of free fall. However, I always am sure to let the person know that there is so many more differences between the two. And

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Skydivers dirt dive
My Experience
Cori Sirois

Talk Like A Skydiver

If you are a new skydiver, I am sure you can relate to the feeling of being at the drop zone and hearing all the skydivers talking and saying things you just don’t quiet understand yet. Of course I remember back to when I began, hearing all the jargon that skydivers used. Often I would become easily lost in the conversation, only nodding my head

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bottrop skydiving
My Experience
Cori Sirois

Tunnel Huck Jams

Are you looking to fly more time in the wind tunnel, but not spend so much money? Maybe you want to start sharing time with others, so you can get practise flying with friends? Well a tunnel huck jam is just the thing for you! In this article we are going to explain to you what a huck jam is. And why it is beneficial

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Head down formation world record
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Top 5 Craziest Skydive World Records

Lets start of by stating that there are a lot of skydiving world records. There are so many different disciplines in skydiving, and there can be multiple different records within each discipline. It is amazing to see the skill and determination behind the people attempting and making these world records. The motivation behind the individuals to become the next biggest formation, or the fastest or

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helicopter skydive
Curiosities
Cori Sirois

Hot Air Balloon vs Helicopter Skydives

It is a quite common goal for most skydivers to make a jump from a hot air balloon and a helicopter. Its like a right of passage for a skydiver to make these epic jumps. From the moment you begin your skydiving life, you hear the tales of other jumpers, how amazing it is to make these jumps. Which we can confirm, it is insanely

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Skydiving in Empuriabrava
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

Drop Zones near to Wind Tunnels

Maybe you are planning a skydiving vacation and want to be near to a wind tunnel for training. Or you are looking to relocate, and want your new home to offer the most for your flying obsession. Whatever the reason, we wanted to make this list of drop zones near to wind tunnels for you. Now you can easily scan our list to find these

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Skydiving at night full moon
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Skydiving at Night

The average person is going to think skydivers are crazy for jumping out of airplanes into the big blue sky. Now imagine when we tell them that there is also night skydiving! This adds a whole new level of intensity to our sport. Actually, its not just non-skydivers who’s palms get sweaty thinking about skydiving at night. Some of us licensed skydivers still get nervous,

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Canopy swooping
Curiosities
Cori Sirois

Different Types of Skydiving Disciplines

Its fair to say that the general public thinks of skydiving as being strapped to a person while making a tandem skydive. Or simply jumping from a plane and being in a belly to earth position until you end up under a parachute. Yet in reality, there are many different types of skydiving disciplines one can learn and progress in. When I first found myself

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skydiving airplanes people jump from
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

Top 8 Skydiving Airplanes

There are a variety of different airplanes that are used for making skydives. These planes are often referred to as jump planes. Each drop zone has its own jump plane. The type of skydive aircraft can depend on the size of the facility and how many skydivers jump there regularly. A jump plane can be small carrying only 4 passengers or a plane that carries

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Max Martin
Indoor Skydiving
Cori Sirois

5 Minute Call with Max Martin

It is always a curiosity to get to know more about some of the great flyers in our sport. We want to know how they got to where they are, which opportunities came their way and what they are doing presently. What motivates them and who has been their inspiration? We are fortunate to have sit down this week for our 5 minute call with

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Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

2-Ways for Days

“2-ways for days! It’s the best way to start a skydiving weekend.” This is the phrase I have said many times to my friends at my home DZ. It doesn’t matter if you skydive in a bustling drop zone or if you are part of a small one. A 2-way skydive is always a good call to make a new friend, improve skills, check out

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canopy pilot landing
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Different Skydiving Landing Areas

There are rules and methods to landing your parachute at each drop zone. An important rule is the designation of different skydiving landing areas. To the untrained eye, the parachute traffic at a skydiving drop zone may seem a bit hectic. However, as experienced skydivers we know that there is a method to the madness. Okay, well I must admit, sometimes it is hectic madness,

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