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Roberta Mancino Wingsuit safety photo
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Your CYPRES AAD

Even though we always trust our training and believe we will be able to open our main and, when necessary, our reserve parachute, life is full of surprises, and we might need help at some point. Many factors can contribute to human error during skydiving. The most common story I heard is when an AAF Instructor or a coach needs to chase their student because

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Skydiver walking back to Skydive Empuriabrava hangar after a successful jump at Costa Brava
Curiosities
Cori Sirois

7 Things To Do If You Can’t Skydive

For many of us with the winter arriving, this also means our skydiving season is over. Or at the least, you will not be skydiving as often during the colder, wetter season. Maybe this is your first off season, or perhaps you are a veteran skydiver who has made it through a few off seasons already. Either way, the upcoming winter season can sometimes make

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Being a tunnel instructor
Curiosities
Cori Sirois

How Can YOU Become a Wind Tunnel Instructor

Many skydivers and wind tunnel flyers are drawn to the idea of becoming a wind tunnel instructor. Once we start in the sport, whether it’s tunnel flying or skydiving. We notice tunnel instructors improving their flying skills at a rapid pace. We see that they are inside the wind tunnel every day, giving people the opportunity of flight and topping it off, finishing with a sweet demo.

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skydiving tips
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

The Best 5 Tips I Learned Skydiving

We are in continuous development since we were born. What helps me the most is when I find good advice to follow. Usually, it helps me to face present challenges, and sometimes it runs so well that I use it in my life for good. Most people ignore advice, but we are skydivers. We do not disregard advice. If we do, we might not last

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Merry Xmas
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Merry Xmas List: Do You Want to Play a Game?

What do I wish to you this Christmas? Well, I want you to be healthy, to have peace and some good friends. I hope you find love, and in between, while you are enjoying all of it, I wish you can skydive from airplanes in many different places. This year I want to explain a few things about my relationship with skydiving and why I

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skydiving Malfunction
Equipment Review
Augusto Bartelle

How Does a Reserve Parachute Work?

What happens if your parachute doesn’t work? What if something goes wrong? Most skydivers have likely been asked similar questions countless times by non-skydiving peers. It is a very logical question from people who are not familiar with the skydiving sport or the equipment. And as a skydiver, it is good to spread awareness to those curious people about emergency situations. Yes, skydivers have safety

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How to save money in skydiving
My Experience
Cori Sirois

11 Ways to Save Money in Skydiving

It sounds like a funny thing to say, “save money in skydiving”. Especially since we all know that skydiving is an expensive sport and also where we jumping addicts tend to spend a lot of our finances. So what we mean when we say save money in skydiving, is that there are some tricks to cut costs, so that you can spend more money on

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first skydiving to show people how to break out of the comfort zone
Contributor
Tim J McLeod

How Did I Break Out of My Comfort Zone?

Hi, my name is Tim J., and I have a story to tell you about how I utilized skydiving to break out of my comfort zone. For me, I got really comfortable in my 20’s. I figured I could life-hack my way through life and, it worked. For about 10 years, I was just sailing along. I was content staying up late, going to rock

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Skydive Perris Juan Mayer Big Way Photography
Interview
Augusto Bartelle

Skydiving Interview: Juan Mayer

Juan Mayer is a skydiving photographer that I’ve been following since 2015. He took some of the most incredible photos I’ve ever seen. When I found out that Juan Mayer also has a skydiving photograph book, I went insane. I remember texting him and asking how I could buy it. Short story, I moved to Empuriabrava in 2019, and he came to live here in

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electric airplane
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

Are Electric Airplanes the Destiny of Skydiving?

Over the years, there have been teams working to create electric powered airplanes. Eco-friendly initiatives are present in many facets of our daily lives. Having the opportunity to choose energy sustainable options is becoming more and more popular. And for a good reason! Many of us are aware of our unique carbon footprint. If given the choice of more energy sustainable options, we can take

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Peter Salzmann first real flight with the electrified wing suit by BMW
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Revolution: Wingsuit Flies with Electric Motor

The Electrified Wingsuit: imagine that you have had an excellent idea and built a partnership with BMWi. Imagine your dream is becoming a reality. Just imagine how you would feel. That’s Peter Salzmann’s story. He is revolutionizing the transport industry by creating the first wingsuit that flies with a motor. Actually, a fully electric engine. Three years ago, Peter had this idea while brainstorming about

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Skydiving, Maldives, Sky, Parachute, Nature, Sea, Ocean, Skydiver
Interview
Augusto Bartelle

Skydiving Photograph is 1st Place in International Photography Award

The 2020 International Photography Awards (IPA) has received more than 13,000 submissions from some of the most significant photographers worldwide. Judges faced the incredibly challenging task of selecting the winners in each of the 13 categories. IPA’s distinguished international jury of renowned photography experts judged over 120 countries’ entries to select these outstanding category winners. Among the 13 awarded categories, we can find the sports

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Karina 1970s
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Skydive Interview: Karina Kaiser

It’s always interesting talking to people with a long skydiving history. Karina Kaiser is an old school jumper with a fantastic journey in her skydiving career. After she stopped jumping for many years, she fell in love with the wind tunnel and eventually made her way back into the sky. Karina’s skydiving life and story behind it are impressive. From when she did her first

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Skydiving Exit Babylon Freefly Camp Skydive Empuriabrava
Events
Augusto Bartelle

Babylon Freefly Skill Camp

Babylon Freefly Team led by Steph Fardel, put together an excellent skydiving skill camp. With more than 20 skydivers from Europe participating during a period full of uncertainties. The Spanish government is restricting all of us, and skydiving activities are also suffering a considerable impact. Due to the current situation the skydiving events at Skydive Empuriabrava are being filled up with locals and other skydivers

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Top 8 Wind Tunnels and Indoor Skydiving in the World
Indoor Skydiving
Cori Sirois

Top 8 Wind Tunnels in the World – Indoor Skydiving

To be honest, its hard to narrow it down to make a list of the top 8 incredible wind tunnels in the world. Over the past few years more and more wind tunnels are being built all around the world. With their increase in popularity, the possibilities for indoor body flight is expanding beyond what we once thought possible. Indoor skydiving is not just for

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skydiving and water - 6 Tricks to Stop Forgetting to Drink Water
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

6 Tricks to Stop Forgetting to Drink Water!

It is vital to drink water. Even more when you are practicing a sport. Skydiving is no different. The human body needs water to regulate its temperature, lubricate and cushion joints, clear its wastes, and protect the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues. Well, I think I have been able to convince you that we all need water. However, the biggest issue I have is

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Top 7 Drop zones in Portugal
My Experience
Cori Sirois

Top 7 Drop Zones in Portugal

There are so many reasons to want to travel to Portugal. The endless coastlines, amazing weather year round, the historic architecture, listening to the language and of course delicious cuisine. Getting lost in the colorful Portuguese culture is for sure on my travel bucket list. Of course anytime a skydiver is deciding to travel, we also start to think, “can I make this a skydiving

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skydiving over The Maldives and fighting against addiction - recovery
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

How Skydiving Helped Me Fight Addiction

Battling against addiction is one of the most challenging fights that I’ve ever had in my life. Skydiving is one of the key points of my recovery. After my friend passed away in a car accident, I decided to quit drugs and alcohol; I knew I was the next one to follow that path. Even though I had the support of my family and friends,

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Skydive Interview Nyka
Interview
Cori Sirois

Skydiving Interview: Nyka

It’s not too often that we come across a skydiver who is pushing their jumping goals, in the same form as Nyka. She comes to Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain and pumps out a ridiculous amount of jumps in a few weeks, all coached! Not just a few jumps, but every day, up to 14 jumps in a day with her coach. Nyka does not take

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belly formation skydive friends ocean beach sunset summer
My Experience
Cori Sirois

Skydive Boogie VS Skills Camp

What is the difference between a skydiving boogie and a skydiving skills camp? If you are a relatively new skydiver, you may have seen some  of these events being held. Perhaps you have been questioning what the difference is between a boogie and a skills camp. And how do you decide what event is better for you to attend. Well, I suggest you go to

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