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halo jumps and how to avoid hypoxic
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

What is Hypoxia?

The first time I heard about hypoxia was at Skydiving Perris. We were in a famous belly event called P3. That time we were jumping with Dan BC, Kick Verner, Tom Jenkins, and another 25 people. To make that formation easier accomplished, we were exiting the airplanes above 16.000 feet. We did a few jumps, and for every jump, we had one person flying around.

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Skydiving Supporting Sobriety Logo
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Life Can Change – Skydiving Supporting Sobriety

Hi, my name is Augusto, and I’m an addict and a Skydiving Supporting Sobriety group member. Since I found out I have issues controlling the use of alcohol and drugs, my life has changed. I stopped seeing some people and going to some places, I started focusing more on sports and learning what I don’t like to find out what I love the most, and

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show one of the jumps of the vertical training by Paulo Pires and FlyOn
Events
Augusto Bartelle

Vertical Training Brazil

Everyone knows that skydiving is a niche sport. However, we can find skydiving enthusiasts everywhere in the world. Even though only a tiny part of the population has the guts to jump off a perfect airplane, the part that does have the balls is evolving a lot more since the wind tunnels have become more available outside the USA and Europe. The people who have

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Skydiving gear update article
Equipment Review
Augusto Bartelle

Which Skydiving Gear Do I Use?

From time to time, I like to speak about the skydiving gear I’m using because skydive equipment evolves fast, and more ordinary people are getting into skydiving in our community. But, unfortunately, it was pretty hard for me to understand what equipment I needed to skydive and find information about it when I began skydiving. We have many brands and different gear to choose to

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Seychelles Islands View
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Unique Skydiving Experience: Colors of Seychelles Boogie 2022

Skydiving over Seychelles Islands is a dream coming true. Fly Seychelles in collaboration with AirWax, Ewan Cowie, Pete Allum, Omar Alhegelan, Augusto Bartelle, Francesco Drosi, and Gabor Viczko is inviting you to participate in the most incredible skydiving boogie ever. Seychelles Islands are located about 1000 miles East of Kenya and 700 miles Northeast of Madagascar. Mahé island is where the capital, Victoria, is situated.

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GoPro Max view of Mckenna Knipe eating a Burger King.
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Why GoPro Max is so Good for Debriefings?

I’m not saying that GoPro Hero 10 is not good action camera for a skydiving debrief, but GoPro Max is a very nice tool to have while coaching. We can rotate the camera view in a 360-degree angle. It means that student and skydiving coach can see almost everything around them. GoPro Max The second-generation 360 camera from GoPro is a lot more friendly than

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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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