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Skydiving Basics & Techniques : How to Fly Your Canopy when Skydiving


Skydiving Basics & Techniques : How to Fly Your Canopy when Skydiving

Learn how to fly your canopy skydiving in this free extreme sports video from our parachuting and free flying expert and certified sky diving instructor.

Expert: J.P. Furnari
Bio: J.P. Furnari made his first leap from an airplane in 1999 and has been working in the skydiving industry since 2000. He started with equipment sales and added his first instructional ratings in 2001.
Filmmaker: Patrick Eaves

Communicator, Fan, Golf Junky, Chihuahua Lover, Dishwater . I want to see your peacock.



  1. camgon

    February 24, 2008 at 3:46 am

    All of these Expert Village videos on skydiving should state that the video does not, in any way, replace proper training from a certified USPA (United States Parachute Association) instructor, or foreign equivalent, and that failure to adhere to this rule will likely result in serious injury or death.

  2. Sam Giner

    March 17, 2008 at 10:27 pm


  3. camgon

    March 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    yes, most people are fairly smart….unfortunately, there are a few people out there that who are a couple fries short of a happy meal……….

    and from a legal standpoint, it would cover expert village's ass 🙂

  4. rivetgeek

    July 7, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    considering that no reputable DZ would let a whuffo that learned to fly on the net jump solo, i dont think its gonna be a problem.

  5. suicidalfish

    July 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    im going to jump out of the aero plane when i goes on the holidays…cos i knows everyfin bouts skydivings i seen it on expert village..its like proper good tutorials and that on here…i knows everyfin now. fanks.

  6. MrChittyChad

    September 17, 2009 at 2:53 am

    I like these vids but I still don't know "how to land" , my instructors wants me to PLF but I think I can walk it off , should I keep my legs a little in front of me on landing?

  7. dymproductions

    April 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    @chittychad18 it is not easy, it is all about timing, to make sure you don't get a leg injury from the speed you are falling from, as SOON as you touch the floor you do this roll on the floor to help absorb the impact. But wen you jump it looks like the floor is heading for you, not you heading to the ground.

  8. MrChittyChad

    April 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Yea I kinda mastered the plf lol I looked at a few of the pics my dad took and found out I wasn't flairing all the way ( must of been because I was so nervous) I'm so excited to jump again but I only can afford 3 right now

  9. Argentuban

    October 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I did not master the PLF. I broke my ankle like a dumbass. Thankfully I'm healed up now.

  10. XspankyO

    October 29, 2010 at 3:55 am

    why do you pull the strings to tighten the green flap? what is it used for and why to do u tie it?

  11. Jack Keller

    December 2, 2010 at 6:39 am

    How safe is skydiving?

  12. Rio Williams

    December 16, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    @StreamingKnowledge Safer then you might think, most skydiving fatalities occur from people making stupid mistakes. Proper preparation insures a safe skydive.

  13. LeanderRandom

    May 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    @StreamingKnowledge saver than driving a car, believe me.

  14. Rory Tyrrell

    June 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    he ties the slider (the green flap) for a couple reasons, one so he can go a little faster and two cos its noisy as hell haha i might just be here in ireland, but i was sure it was a universal thing that once the canopy opens you gotta go through a check list before you start flying normally

  15. Democrats are Fascists

    July 9, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    @suicidalfish Maybe one more time in ENGLISH.

  16. skarfaced

    April 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    this might sound like a stupid question, but how exactly do you know which direction the wind is moving? i'd have to move with the wind, then turn so i'm facing against the wind while landing. is it very obvious which way the wind is moving while up there? i'm going to do my first solo dive next month, and i'm a little unsure about this.

  17. chrisgast

    May 31, 2012 at 3:47 am

    It's not a stupid question if you need to be informed of an answer. One way you can find out which direction the wind is moving is by checking the weather reports before the jump. If you didn't do that, and are about to land, you can put your hand out (above your head or any open space) and see which direction your hand is blowing at. You can also ask your instructor if you are doing your first solo, or the pilot since they need to know for their landings. I believe it should be somewhat obvious

  18. chrisgast

    May 31, 2012 at 3:53 am

    which way the wind is blowing, but it depends on how strong the wind is blowing. If there is no wind, then there is no wind. You would land however you fee, I guess.

  19. oddchihuahua

    June 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Look straight down, between your feet. If it appears you aren't really moving forward at all, you're more than likely pointed into the wind. If you're flying with the wind, you would notice the ground moving under you. If the ground is moving sideways, then you are likely around 90 degress to the wind direction.

  20. Emrah Jusufovic

    July 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    safer than driving a car

  21. 15Subarusti

    November 11, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    It's starting to turn winter here. I'm going for my AFF in spring. How do you know when you've turned to much. Also aren't you not supposed to cross the runway about like 2,000 feet. Also how long will it take to learn how to control the parachute properly. I went on a tandem sky dive and got to control the parachute. My instructor was helping me tho. I guess its pretty much the same as that?

  22. Eric Bowie

    February 22, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    This doesn't contain nearly enough info about hooking it in on a Valkyrie 67.

  23. David Medeiros

    May 31, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    My instructors told me to flare immediately and fast. Right to your crotch. NO half ass or slow.

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