Skydiving Regulators: Who Keeps Skydiving Safe?

Skydiving Regulators: Who Keeps Skydiving Safe?

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Skydiving Regulators If you are looking into the sport of skydiving, you may be wondering who is in charge of the rules of the sport. There are two main skydiving regulators in the United States: the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the United States Parachute Association (USPA). These two organizations work together to keep the sport of skydiving safe. According …

What to Do When the Main and Reserve Canopies Both Open?

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Parachute malfunctions can be defined as the failure of device systems to operate as intended or to deliver what is considered a normal rate of descent leading to the loss of canopy control. Malfunctions can be divided into two categories, partial and total. The reasoning behind parachute malfunctions generally stems from a lack of proper body positioning during the canopy’s …

Jumping Records and HALO Parachuting

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Have you ever heard of HALO skydiving? It’s the next big thing in extreme sports, and if you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll love it. HALO stands for high altitude low opening, and these kinds of jumps come from the military, where they are sometimes a necessity. While a normal high altitude jump would have you falling from about 15,000 to …

Golden Knights Military Parachuting

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The greatest parachute team on the planet may be the US Army’s Golden Knights. These amazing aerialists can trace their roots back nearly 60 years. They’ve been wowing crowds and winning competition with their incredible stunts and tricks from the very beginning. Their name shows exactly who they are. The “golden” represents the color of the medals they win, and …