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Contributor
Cori Sirois

How Skydiving Gave Me Life Again

In the world wide community of Skydiving, we come across some very unique people. Our community is filled with very interesting people, from all walks of life, with a similar, rather strange passion of leaping out of airplanes. I believe this is part of what connects us so well with one another. It takes a special kind of person to share the passion of adrenaline

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Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

How to be a Badass Load Organizer

Most skydivers have already led a jump or know how to organize a skydiving jump. Many skydivers plan to be a load organizer in the future. When we assume this kind of responsibility, the safety of the group is a crucial factor. The liability behind being a load organizer is often underplayed. The overestimation of skills can be very dangerous for everyone in the sky.

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Indoor Skydiving
Cori Sirois

How to Back Fly

Do you feel its time to skill up your skydiving level and start learning how to back fly? Anyone who is confident enough that they have grasped the concept of belly flying, should take this path. Especially if your goal is to free fly. In skydiving or wind tunnel flying, this is a natural progression. To be honest with you, back flying is a fun

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Santa Claus Skydiving during the Holiday.
Contributor
Cori Sirois

Best Holiday Skydiving Destinations

Are you wondering where to go skydiving over your winter holiday this year? Well, we have researched for you the most incredible places to skydive during the Christmas and New Year holidays! As a Canadian, I have always felt our jumping seasons were way too short. While missing the sport, I could also run the risk of becoming uncurrent. If you have similar feelings about

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Contributor
Thomas Grana

GoPro Max | Everything you Need to Know

The new GoPro Max is out and with fantastic new features. The person that I know who has the most vast knowledge about the action cameras produced by GoPro is the one doing this GoPro Review. Thomas has an extensive background related to the brand, and so I believe that his video will help lots of people to have a better understanding of the new

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skydiving during the winter season at Skydive Empuriabrava
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

How to Skydive During the Winter

The skydiving winter season is coming and with it the need to properly dress before winter jumping. As skydivers, we love the summer; well, maybe we don’t like it if it’s too hot! Yet, honestly we also love to jump during the winter, if it is not too cold. Generally speaking we skydivers are never completely satisfied with the weather. It is tough to make

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GoPro Hero 8 Black Skydiving Blog Review
Equipment Review
Augusto Bartelle

GoPro Hero 8 Black | In-Depth Review

The new GoPro 8 Black was released last month and life is about to change once again. This latest action camera by GoPro promises to be a game-changer for those who love extreme sports. Skydivers’ received a great surprise with the GoPro 7 Hero Black in 2018 because of its excellent stabilization system and so the expectations for the new action camera are very high.

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Contributor
Navdeep Nurpuri

Swooping: How to do a Safe Progression

I’m relatively a new skydiver and canopy pilot. I have around 200 jumps, and I dream of becoming a swooper competitor soon. The path is not that easy tho, it takes a lot of time-based in a safe and slow progression. It’s worth mentioning that it can be dangerous if not done with precaution. Moreover, I get discouraged when I tell people I want to

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Skydiving with AAD on and be safe
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Easing Minds, Saving Lives: Why we AAD

I know it’s hard to not be nervous during your first skydive. However, many experienced skydivers have gotten together to develop a safer way to jump out of airplanes. If that is not enough, the United States Parachute Association has created many skydiving regulations to ensure safety and improve the skydiving experience. (Visited 57 times, 1 visits today)

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Curiosities
Mauro Jasmin

Do Fad Diets Work?

Why is it so difficult to eat right and taking in the right nutrients without exceeding the calories we need?  Fad diets always promise they’ll help us get it right. We need food and water to live; nutrients and energy are necessary to keep our bodies moving. After studying and working with health for the past four decades, I’ve noticed that one thing never changes:

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Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

How to Overcome Fear

Some people jump from airplanes and have no fear at all. Other people overcome fear of skydiving by doing it over and over again. I personally didn’t think I was scared when I was about to make my first skydive. However, when I felt the wind pushing against my body and looked down, I got stuck and didn’t want to leave the airplane anymore. My

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Winter skydiving
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Deciphering the Weather for Skydiving

Deciphering the weather for skydiving is a huge part of the sport. Skydivers often sign off by saying, “Blue Skies.” This is more than just a way of saying goodbye; it is a way of sharing the hope that the weather will be in your favor the next time you head out into the skies. Every skydiver has a story of a jump canceled due

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Events
Augusto Bartelle

Care-All Foundation Fundraiser Boogie

My first contact with the Care-All Foundation happened after an event run by the Fly Warriors at Skydive Empuriabrava, Spain. It was the Vertical Head Up World Records Try-Out in Europe and the weather didn’t cooperate with us. Unfortunately, we had to finish the try-outs with 4 fewer jumps than we had planned. Fly Warriors usually refunds the money from the jump tickets attendees don’t

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Events
Augusto Bartelle

How Important is a Canopy Course?

The only canopy course I’ve done was an official requirement by the USPA to get my skydiving B License. Today (Sept 18 2019), I have completed almost 2000 jumps. But between 2015 and 2019 I had done only one canopy course. At the time, I didn’t speak English very well and it was quite challenging to understand what my instructor was saying. However, I now

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My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

7 Things You Must Know Before Skydiving with an Action Camera

Amazing extreme sports photographs are all over the place, and all the great action camera models are helping us create even more amazing content. Social media created a need for people to share their daily life, showing their friends what they are doing. Instagram and Facebook are filled up with marvelous skydiving footage. Incredible photos and videos are uploaded every day by skydivers wearing action

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Skydiver walking back to Skydive Empuriabrava hangar after a successful jump at Costa Brava
Curiosities
Nathalia Bassegio

What to do in Empuriabrava (Besides Skydiving)

Do not be alarmed when your boyfriend, husband or friend tells you that they want to go to Empuriabrava in Spain. 90 minutes from Barcelona, in Costa Brava, ​​you will find the famous Skydive Empuriabrava, a skydiver’s dreamland. For skydivers, the structure is perfectly adapted to their needs and demands. For the people who travel with them, it’s a different story. I’m a skydiver’s girlfriend,

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My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Wind Tunnel Flying and Fitness

If you know me, you know that I’m a big believer in wind tunnels for skydiving training and practice. But one thing we don’t talk about enough when we discuss wind tunnel flying: fitness. To get the most out of wind tunnel flying, you need to start out with a high level of fitness. You should work your way up to longer sessions, little by

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My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Better Skydiving Through Yoga

If you were looking for two disciplines that are completely opposite each other, yoga and skydiving might seem obvious. But to be completely honest, they are not only more alike than you might think, but complement each other. I’d make the case that if you want to be a better skydiver, one of the biggest steps you could take is to begin practicing yoga or

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Drop Zone
Francesca Singer

Top 10 Places to Skydive in Europe

Some of the best drop zones in the world are in Europe. With multiple coastlines, mountain ranges, cultures, and languages all just hours apart, there is much to explore in this part of the world. To be honest, it’s hard to narrow it down, but these are, for me, the top 10 drop zones in Europe. Algarve, Portugal Skydive Algarve With some of the most

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