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New this season: Parachuting Manual with Log for Static Line and Tandem, ninth revised edition, just came off the press.

Parachuting Manual with Log for Accelerated FreeFall, fourth revised edition, just came off the press.

Parachuting, The Skydiver's Handbook, ninth revised edition, just came off the press.



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Parachuting, The Skydiver's Handbook by Dan Poynter and Mike Turoff is the one and only how-to, where-to basic-to-advanced skydiving manual.

This up-to-date book covers all training methods in great detail: static line, accelerated freefall, Instructor assisted deployment and Tandem. It traces the history of the parachute up to modern skydiving, year by year. The chapter on emergency situations is absolutely fascinating. Full of statistics, it reveals the best solution to every possible emergency situation. The book goes on to coach you in your freefall progression, from the basics through advanced relative work and free style, and in flying your canopy, from the basics to advanced canopy relative work. The equipment chapter is lengthy because this is where Dan Poynter has always been strongest. He tells you all about your gear, what to look for, what repairs you can make and when to take it to a rigger. Another chapter covers special jumps: at night, into the water, BASE, para-ski, high altitude, Smokejumping, with cameras and much more. The Appendix directs you to the action by listing clubs, drop zones, equipment companies, books, magazines and videos. Never before has so much skydiving information been available in one place.

The Skydiver's Handbook has been continually revised since 1978 to reflect the latest information on equipment, instruction and technique. It is so good, there are no other basic-to-advanced skydiving books on the market. You can tell that Dan and Mike love the sport-and know what they are talking about. Whether you are just looking into skydiving or have been jumping a while, this book will answer all your questions.


Parachuting Manual with Log for Static Line and Tandem Training, ninth revised edition by Dan Poynter is a complete pocket-sized, 24-page, condensation of the first jump course. Use it to practice spotting, exits, count, canopy control, landings, emergency situation recognition and emergency procedures-during the week. Accelerate your learning! If you are new to the sport, you need this book. If you are a jumpmaster or instructor, your students need this book. Used by skydiving schools worldwide.


Parachuting Manual with Log for Accelerated FreeFall, fourth revised edition by Jan Meyer is a complete pocket-sized, 36-page, condensation of the seven-level course. Use it to practice exits, flying, canopy control, landings, emergency situation recognition and emergency procedures-during the week. Meyer includes components of the dive, hand signals, how to advance in the sport, the BSRs, freefall tables, parachute nomenclature and function, seven log pages and more. Used by skydiving schools worldwide.