Learning is mindful transmission of intense experiences to your brain's long-term archive. This stage encompasses what you can actively do to learn from the skydive you have just completed.

Learning includes:

  • Manual Archiving. (In other words: logging!)
    Find a quiet place to enter freshly-debriefed information into your logbook. Do not put it off until the end of the day, as the value of taking this time to record what happened on your jump is immeasurable. Crystalizing and hardening your sensory memory, and the language of the debrief into the written word is the most effective way to transfer the information learned on your skydive from your short-term memory to your long-term memory. Your logbook is, essentially, the "backup drive" for your permanent memory—and it is the place where you store your most precious memories of skydiving friends who pass out of the sport (or, in some sad cases, the world).

Here is a great article on keeping a skydive logbook, why it is important, and why it is easier than ever with modern digital logbook options.