Category Archives: Performance Designs
Foundations of Flight | Canopy Turns, Spirals and Spins
Foundations of Flight | Ram-air parachute anatomy – Cross-bracing
Operation Enduring Warrior through Joost’s eyes
Original article posted on skydivemag.com
Foundations of Flight | Flare Technique
Playing with UPT’s Mutant Harness over Skydive Arizona
Foundations of Flight | Landing Priorities
OEW Skydive student Jonathon Blank receives USPA A-License
We would like to congratulate Jonathon on receiving his USPA A-License. Over the course of several visits, Jonathon has trained with AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona. He has been on a custom training program to meet all the USPA standards and we are very proud of him and his success.
1st Swoop Du Jour Canopy Piloting Competition at Skydive Arizona
On February 18th, Skydive Arizona held its first local Swoop Du Jour canopy piloting competition.
An informal Canopy Piloting competition where the main objective is for beginner pilots to learn the competition rules AND for the professionals to get practice. There were judges, prizes and soup.
Coaching and video debriefing was provided by PD Factory Team Member Justin Price. Competitors jump the course as many times as they want and the top three scores were used to determine standings.
There was a Pro-Class and a Beginner Class. The first competition focused only on Zone Accuracy Landings. Anyone who is signed off to land at the pond can participate in the upcoming Swoop Du Jour events. Future 2022 Dates: April 15 / June 4 / August 20 / November 19 / December 17
If you have any questions about the competition, reach out to Events@skydiveaz.com
Skydive Radio Photo of the Week Show #253!
I would like to thank Dave at Skydive Radio for making my image below their pic of the week! Skydive Radio is the world’s leading internet radio show dedicated to the sport of skydiving. Weekly episodes include commentary, feature interviews with industry insiders, listener-contributed photos, and e-mails from an audience that spans the globe.
To watch the video of the intensional cutaways, click here.