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Climbout point is where you start to climb out of the plane. Exit point is where above the ground you actually leave the airplane. Opening point is where you anticipate being above the ground when you first open your canopy.

If there are strong upper winds, you can experience freefall drift, so there there will be a good amount of distance between your exit point and opening point. If there are no or light upper winds, you experience little freefall drift, so there there will not be much distance between your exit point and opening point.

Some people use the term "spot" to mean the climbout point. Some use it to mean the exit point. Some others use it to mean the opening point. Generally the spot is the exit point, but if you are not sure what your instructor or other skydiver intends, ask for clarity.

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