Learning About Weather: Part 1/4 – Introduction

There is a lot to learn across your career as a skydiver. Expanding one’s brain is a process the starts right from the blocks and, if you are doing it right, never stops. Along the way, there are things that you have to know in order to progress through to new levels and ratings, yet […]

Learning About Weather: Part 2/4 – The Big Picture

From the solar flares and zooming photons of a gargantuan ball of always exploding fire really far away, through to the moon swinging about in the sky or even the rotation of the earth itself – the weather which makes or breaks our plans on this little blue and green planet is affected by things […]

Learning About Weather: Part 3/4 – Upgrade Your Grey Matter

There are lots of things you can learn about on the Dropzone that will aid you understanding of how all the elements involved in a skydiving operation fit together to make things work. Even just focusing on the assessment of the jumping conditions demonstrates several moving parts that all need to operate effectively to function […]

Learning About Weather: Part 4/4 – The Small Picture

It is easy to think of the weather as just being big. All too often as skydivers we assess things in very general terms without really worrying too much about the details – yet the most direct impact weather conditions can have on your skydiving can happen on an entirely personal level, affecting you and […]