Category Archives: Swooping / Canopy Piloting
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Foundations of Flight | Glide, Part 3 – Definitions
Foundations of Flight | Glide, Part 2 – Lift-to-Drag Ratio
Foundations of Flight | Descent vs. Sink
Foundations of Flight | Navigation
Playing with UPT’s Mutant Harness over Skydive Arizona
Foundations of Flight | Flight Dynamics – Attitude
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