Preliminary flight plan to the South Pole
We will fly out on the Basler BT-67 to the south, fly over the mountains of Queen Maud Land and then fly over the Antarctic Plateau. After 4 - 4,…

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For the first time, Russian paratroopers have landed on the South Pole!
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…

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The next step is to control the
The next step is to control the landing area. By this I mean that even at a considerable height you must recognize all possible participants in the air traffic, determine…

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a soft opening

For the first time, Russian paratroopers have landed on the South Pole!

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

Parachuting

Parachuting
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

History of skydiving

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

Monitoring the air situation becomes
Turns greater than 90 degrees carry an unacceptable degree of risk to other skydivers. Monitoring the air situation becomes very difficult if you deviate from the generally accepted approach pattern.…

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Jump to nowhere
When Comrade Minov, who had returned from the United States, convinced Soviet pilots that it was safe to jump with a parachute, nobody believed. Only pilot Yakov Moszkowski decided to…

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Parachute jump, or Dubai from a bird's eye view
Along with other sports, skydiving in Dubai is available all year round for almost everyone. It is noteworthy that not only professional skydivers can test their abilities, but even amateurs…

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Jumping from heaven
Trite, but the parachute was also invented by Leonardo da Vinci. In addition to the helicopter and the flying saucer, which he himself could not translate into materials contemporary to…

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