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Rating Corner | Wind-Tunnel Training And The First Skydive

Rating Corner | Wind-Tunnel Training And The First Skydive
Monday, October 1, 2018

At the July 13-15 USPA Board meeting in Milwaukee, the board passed a motion to change the Basic Safety Requirements regarding accelerated freefall student training. The new language spells out the minimum requirements for students who train in wind tunnels before they make their first jumps with only one AFF instructor.

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Should I Consider Adjusting The Activation Altitude Of My Automatic Activation Device?

Should I Consider Adjusting The Activation Altitude Of My Automatic Activation Device?
Thursday, September 13, 2018

There are several modern AADs available for skydivers to choose from, all of which offer jumpers the ability to offset the activation altitude (temporarily change the activation-altitude settings to compensate for a landing area that is higher or lower than the point of departure). Additionally, both the Airtec CYPRES 2 and the Advanced Aerospace Designs Vigil 2+ offer a feature that allows users to increase the activation altitude semi-permanently (until the user changes it again).

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Foundations of Flight | 2-Way Belly Cat-Accordion Move

Foundations of Flight | 2-Way Belly Cat-Accordion Move
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Brought to you by Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. Photos by Isaac Hansen. Information about AXIS’ coaching and instructional services is available at axisflightschool.com.

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Rating Corner | Examiner Standardization Meetings

Saturday, September 1, 2018

In 2017, USPA conducted five standardization meetings for all current AFF instructor examiners and tandem instructor examiners, as well as those pursuing an examiner rating or attending purely for educational purposes. This was USPA’s first attempt at hosting the AFF and tandem meetings in one location and condensing the length of each discipline’s meeting to one day instead of two. The meetings went well, but the shorter meetings meant leaving out a lot of valuable information and discussion.

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Safety Check | Knowing Your Reserve

Safety Check | Knowing Your Reserve
Saturday, September 1, 2018

When you want to check out a new main parachute, chances are you’ll make a solo jump, open higher than usual and spend some time flying the new wing to get used to how it handles. Almost everyone who jumps a new main canopy does. After all, it makes sense. It’s a mystery how the new parachute will steer and flare compared to what you are used to, and who wouldn’t want to make a few jumps on it under controlled conditions with plenty of altitude to learn how to fly it?

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