Your Drop Zone Landing Area
Let’s play a game! The game is called Drop Zone Landing Area.
I’m going to give you a number, and I want you to give me the wind direction! Meaning – the direction the wind is coming from! Now…no cheating (JK)! When you’re ready for the answer – click on the red “ANSWER” button! Ready…Set…Go…!!!
Drop Zone Landing Area Game
Now – What does this all mean?!?!
The wind directions are based on
the 360 degree circle of a compass:
North = 0 & 360
East = 90
South = 180
West = 270
How Does This Apply To All Drop Zone Landing Areas?
Depending on your drop zone and the different operating procedures, a piece of paper indicating the winds aloft will be posted for jumpers to review. The Winds Aloft Forecast provides a clear visual of the directional winds and speeds (for your drop zone) at the different altitudes.
Drop Zone Landing Area – Winds Aloft Example:
How Does This Apply To Skydive Sebastian Drop Zone Landing Area?
This is an aerial view of Skydive Sebastian!
- A directional compass identifying the degrees on the circle overlays the airport.
- The green triangle is where we land!
- The blue circles identify obstacles and possible alternate landing areas.
So now, whether you are at your home drop zone or visiting a new one, the next time someone tells you the winds at 3,000 ft. are coming from 220 with a speed of about 35 Knots, you now have the ability to identify many key factors surrounding “that skydive”!
Is this good stuff or what!!! So Why Wait….Act Now!!!
- Download your FREE copy of Skydive Sebastian Drop Zone Landing Area.
- Continue learning by reading this complete guide on: Advice for New Skydivers Visiting a New Drop Zone .