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  This article is about today’s crucial importance of the education and what part of it are procedures and rules in skydiving and Rigging. “You have to be ready for every situation!”- this is a popular expression lately and it makes perfect sense. But what does it mean?  It means- how do we prepare in order to be ready, what training is necessary, where do we get it, what knowledge do we need, is the training from our first jump course enough, etc. etc.? Getting these questions answered are just the start to “be ready for every situation”. It is...

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Nick is one of GLH Systems' athletes and he just competed in the World championship. The world championship that took place in Tanay, Russia, was a complicated and intense experience. We got lucky to do 8 out of the 9 jumps a competition in canopy piloting requires.Tricky conditions, changing disciplines several times a day and confusing weather calls made it a mentally challenging competition.All and all the best canopy pilots were there and performed as best as they could, and they did.For my part, being relatively new on the international scene, the challenges were a lot to take on, and...

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  Cool projectWe have been researching and developing skydiving equipment for long time now. It is enormous pleasure when athletes using our latest gear compete and win on the international and domestic arena!From time to time we also get to work on really cool and unique projects.About four years ago, we were asked to design and develop the restraining harness for the getting popular back then Martin Aircraft jet pack. During this process we designed two different prototypes and several variations of them. The final design is on the photograph, successfully adopted by the company!Even though Martin Jet Pack project...

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   https://www.dropzone.com/articles/safety/habit-is-stronger-than-reason-r1253/ https://en.calameo.com/australian-skydiver-magazine/read/000014177b75d36ed736f Have you ever realised that you feel something is not right in the system and something must be done about it? The question is how many times you did something to improve things…..? The purpose of Education in Skydiving and Rigging is to facilitate learning. Nothing else! All things learned are important and often vital to the skydiver- wrong decisions under pressure and improperly done maintenance and repairs can end in disaster and they have. If there is any other interests involved in the education system- the process is ineffective. Also there is a difference between education...

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How safe is your reserve?   https://www.dropzone.com/articles/safety/how-safe-is-your-reserve-r1258/ https://en.calameo.com/australian-skydiver-magazine/read/000014177b75d36ed736fWell, it’s a fair question!“Parachutist”, the official publication of the US parachute Association published:Malfunction, Malfunction, Malfunction—The 2017 Fatality Summary by Paul Sitter Sunday, April 1, 2018 “Reserve systems—which include the reserve container, pilot chute, bridle, freebag and canopy—are extremely reliable, but there are no guarantees in skydiving. Looking at the last 10 years, reservesfailed to save jumpers in about 6 percent of the fatalities. “The assumption that properly executed emergency procedures at the right height is enough for the reserve to open is just not entirely true! Reserve malfunctions are fact of life!We learn something every day in...

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