a soft opening
After a 12-year hiatus, when three of the American paratroopers crashed out of four American paratroopers in 1997 when they jumped to the South Pole, paratroopers parachuted again to the South Pole. The Russian team of three people (Alexander Voloshin, Alexander Yepanechnikov, Evgeny Bakalov) on December 19, 2009, at 01.30 Moscow time, landed successfully on the South Pole. For the first time the Russians made a leap into the heart of Antarctica.
Geographical point of the South Pole Preparation for this event has been conducted for ten years. Continue reading
one of the types of aviation sports; competition in jumping from an aircraft using a parachute; in the USSR, the development of P. s. owes to the activity of Osoaviahima, on the initiative and under whose leadership in the early 1930s. Demonstration jumps began to be held, and then skydiving competitions. The first jumps were made on July 27, 1930 by a group of athletes (6 people) under the direction of military pilot L. G. Minov. After the 1st rally of parachutist athletes (Tushino, 1935), which was attended by 128 men and 20 women from 21 flying clubs in the country, competitions in parachuting, parachute jumping, aircraft jumping techniques were held in many cities. Continue reading
The word parachute comes from the Greek word para – “against” and the French chute – “fall”, which literally means “against falling.”
The idea of creating a parachute belongs to the famous Italian artist, inventor and scientist Leonardo da Vinci. In one of his manuscripts there is a pyramidal image resembling a parachute. The scientist described in detail its construction and how it works. Continue reading