How to land more gooder – four resources
Monday, August 8, 2022
- Christy Frikken
Everyone wants better landings! Even if you prefer to focus on a freefall activity, you have to land every time. How can you reduce your risk of injury and come back with a cleaner jumpsuit? Here are a few great resources for landing better!
Instructional Series – Under Canopy by SDC Rhythm XP
This playlist is a small collection of essential landing tips, and some bonus clips from Skydive Radio. The advice is straightforward and great for beginners. In particular, the landing flare has some good albeit low-res video illustrations.
Instructional Series – Under Canopy
These couple of videos from Catherine are more collection of concise tips. The first video is very general but good advice – like visualize and observe. Canopy Piloting Exercises are more specific and actionable. Neither have excellent illustrations, unfortunately, but they are both solid views for beginners.
Skydiving Landing Tips You Need to Know to Improve your Landings
Brian Germain is a canopy instruction guru you should know. He has been coaching flight and theory for a long time, and the tips in this free playlist are good information for all skill levels.
Going further, Brian offers a paid video course. This course has high-value information that is on target for intermediate or advanced canopy enthusiasts. I struggled a little because it contains more theory than simple, actionable exercises, but Brian undoubtedly knows what he is talking about. While the production values are not super, there are solid video examples and graphics sprinkled throughout. All considered, it is worth the price if you want to go deeper.
Parachute Flight Safety Course
Spaceland Dallas Blog
If you prefer written content over videos, this is a fantastic repository! Digging through, I’d say the article on Turbulence and Skydiving is a highlight, with excellent illustrations and some video demonstrations.