Camera Flying 101

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Basic Requirements CI approved camera helmet for A-License holders MUST have an audible + visual altimeter and a hook knife Must have a helmet cutaway and be familiar with cutaway procedures Read the MOPS (Section 12) Get a camera briefing Safety First Awareness & Precautions Skydive first / camera second Secure helmet for takeoff Be … Continue reading Camera Flying 101

The T Word

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The words 'let’s go track' without fail will raise an enthusiastic response from those on the packing mat, particularly if it is close to sunset on a pleasant day. Let’s be honest, they are huge fun but as with most things in life with great reward comes great risk. Some of the most beautiful and … Continue reading The T Word

Aircraft Terms

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An aileron (French for 'little wing') is a hinged flight control surface usually attached to the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft. Ailerons are used in pairs to control the aircraft in roll, or movement around the aircraft's longitudinal axis. Movement around this axis is called 'rolling' or 'banking'. Ailerons move in … Continue reading Aircraft Terms

Big Pond, Small Pond

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When you are a student, especially if you are an eager and enquiring student, it is common to use every source at your disposal to find out more about your subject. Skydiving students are no different. There are huge amounts of information out there on the Internet – some of it good, some of it … Continue reading Big Pond, Small Pond

Know Your Gear

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Once in freefall the only thing separating you from the sound of heavenly trumpets and in the case of most of us a very long celestial Q&A session, is our equipment. Your rig is your life, nothing more and nothing less. For many skydivers the only in-depth exposure to their gear that they get is … Continue reading Know Your Gear