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Skydive traditions
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Cori Sirois

The 5 Most Crazy Skydiving Traditions

There are a few long-established customs within the world of skydiving. It does not take long in the sport to become privy to these skydiving traditions. And I am going to warn you, a lot of these skydiving rituals involve beer! Skydivers have always been known to be a bit of a wild group of kinfolk. And so, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we

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Drop Zone
Cori Sirois

Do You Know the Difference Between a Tandem & Solo Skydive?

Aright, so you have been thinking about making a skydive. But now you are trying to figure out how to make it possible. Maybe you are wondering what the difference between a tandem and solo skydive are. And which one should you make? Don’t worry, at some point, many of us have been in the same position as you. Lets take a look into the

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sun protection and skydiving
Drop Zone
Cori Sirois

Only Burn Your Jump Tickets

Finally, it is that time of year again! The summer is approaching, the weather is getting nicer and the sun is once again shining on us. To skydivers, the most important thing this mean is, it is the skydiving season! Thank goodness for that. However, along with the beautiful weather and long days of jumping on the drop zone.  This time of year also brings

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Skydiving Injuries Report
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

How To Avoid Friday Freakout Skydiving Accidents

Even though everyone loves watching Friday Freakout by Jointheteem, no one wants to be the main feature on those videos. That’s why currency and taking a good look at the primary information USPA gives us annually regarding skydiving incidents is essential. It aids in avoiding skydiving accidents and injury, while keeping skydiving safety at the top of our minds. According to Deloitte US, in 2020,

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Skydiving is fun
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Why Skydiving is Fun?

Why is skydiving fun? Obviously if someone is asking why skydiving is fun, they have never made a jump themselves!! The experience speaks for itself. Even the most scared folk land after their skydive with a HUGE smile of their face. Skydiving and flying a canopy is extremely fun! But if you haven’t made a jump yet, or wonder why skydivers become so addicted to

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Maja tunnel social media account
Indoor Skydiving
Augusto Bartelle

Top 10 Tunnel Flyers to Follow on Social Media

Although they make flying around a wind tunnel look easy, we all know its anything but that! This list of the top 10 tunnel flyers to follow on social media is going to leave you dizzy. These top flyers are incredibly skilled in the wind tunnel and post some amazing content for people to see. These tunnel flying social media accounts not only draw the

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Adventure Seekers - A Skydiving Trip to Egypt
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Adventure Seekers – A Skydiving Trip to Egypt

Since the first time I saw a picture of the pyramids, I knew I had to go there at some point. My time arrived and right now, I’m writing this article inside the Alitalia airplane on my way to Cairo, to go skydiving in Egypt. Since I was in school, I was addicted to Egypt. It was the only notebook I really put lots of

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Top 7 drop zones in Italy
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

Top 7 Drop Zones in Italy

Have you ever wondered about skydiving in Italy? Italy makes the perfect country for a skydiving trip because there are endless drop zones, and so much sight seeing to do around this historic, beautiful country. The landscapes and views are breath taking, no matter where you are in the country. Check out this list of our top 7 drop zones in Italy. Now you can

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My Experience
Cori Sirois

Skydive Water Training Course

Have you taken you taken a skydiving water training course? Okay, so fair enough if you hold a USPA B license, you are probably thinking, “well duh of course, hasn’t everyone?”. Well, did you know that some federations don’t actually require the same basic water training course that the USPA requires? Its true! In fact, when I got my B-license with the Canadian Sport Parachuting

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Halo tandem jump
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

HALO Skydive Jumps

HALO jumps are well known around the skydiving community. And now, thanks to movies such as Mission Impossible – Fallout, the general public is also familiar with this military inspired skydive, the HALO jump. However, HALO jumps are not just for the military or movies anymore. Civilians can also take part in these adrenaline packed HALO jumps. Both experienced skydivers and regular tandem passengers can

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Curiosities
Cori Sirois

Top 15 Skydiving Myths and Jokes

The world of skydiving can be quiet unknown or mysterious to those outside of our sport. Skydiving is looked at with a very curious view from most onlookers. Which allows people to create speculations and myths about our sport, that are quite frankly not true at all. In light of April Fool’s Day today, we thought it would be fun to share some myths  and

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Contributor
Lesley Gale

Skydiving? When Are You Getting a Real Job?

“When are you going to get a real job?”, my sister asks me. “You can’t work in skydiving all your life, you know.“ “Really?” “Yes, some day you’ll have to come and live in the Real World like the rest of us.” “Why’s that?” “Well you can’t run away forever. When are you going to grow up? What are you afraid of?” I’m not running

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Skydiving Canopy Pilot swooping
Indoor Skydiving
Cori Sirois

Skydive and Tunnel Flying Fitness Training

Have you ever had your non-flyer friends ask you what kind of fitness training you do for skydiving or tunnel flying? Or maybe you have had other flyers ask you for recommendations on what kind of skydiving or tunnel fitness training they can do? Or wait! Do you even do any strength training yourself as a flyer? If not, don’t worry, there are many skydivers

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happiness of a skydiver after a jump
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

International Women’s Day

The International Women’s Day 2021 campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge. The IWD campaign focuses on gender bias and inequality; the great point of this years’ campaign is that together WE can help create an inclusive world. Celebrating women’s cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements while increasing visibility is key. The skydiving community has amazing women that challenge themselves and make our sport nicer every day.  In a

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Drop Zone
Cori Sirois

Best Places in the World to Take Skydiving Photos

All around the world there are incredible places to take skydiving photos. There are so many unique places to be discovered from above, which create breath taking photographs. We have created a list of what we believe to be the best places in the world to take skydiving photos! We think these locations really boast our amazing sport. These photographs can give non-skydivers the opportunity

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Coach rating jump
My Experience
Cori Sirois

How to Become a USPA Skydiving Coach

Recently I have been thinking more about taking a new direction in skydiving. Mostly, I just fun jump with my friends. However, lately, I have considered the possibility that I might want to coach new jumpers, welcoming them into our sport. Perhaps even becoming an AFF instructor one day, who knows! Ultimately, to further myself in any instructional direction within skydiving, I need to get

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Lençóis Maranhenses Skydiving Event
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

9 Best Places to Skydive in Brazil

As you might know, I was born and raised in Brazil. I didn’t spend much time skydiving there. Right after I started skydiving, I moved abroad. That’s why I know only a few dropzones in Brazil. To fix that, I asked on Facebook where are the best places to skydive in Brazil. So, next time I visit Brazil, I’ll travel around a lot to see

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show a indoor skydiving instructor during their job
Contributor
Augusto Bartelle

Life hit us all – I just don’t give up!

My name is Eirik Flyversen Syversen. So far, I have survived 31 rounds around the sun. I am born and raised in Norway and am currently living in a beautiful mountain village called Voss, located in Norway’s western part. You may be familiar with Voss, as it is a popular travel destination for all kinds of extreme sports athletes. Also, it is well known for

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good posture to skydiving
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Why Do We Need Good Posture to Skydive?

Good posture can reduce low back pain and headaches and increase energy levels, circulation, and digestion. It also helps to improve our core strength and diminish the tension in our shoulders and neck. There are many points where we can benefit from having a good posture, and skydiving is no different. In this article, I will share a few exercises and tools that we can

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Winter skydiving
Curiosities
Cori Sirois

What is the Best Skydiving Clothing?

Its all about the style points and presentation. Right? Okay maybe this is not all the way true in skydiving. Of course skill, knowledge and safety is first up and then we can add our unique style to the mix. Maybe its completely matching everything, from shoes, to jumpsuit to rig and canopy. Or perhaps you are the master of funky cool socks. Some of

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