Preparing for the first jump: equipment for beginners
At first glance, a beginner in parachute sports faces a lot of difficulties. In fact, everything is not as difficult as it seems. We will try to answer the most…

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First parachute jump
I went to Taupo, New Zealand, and this was my first parachute jump. Skydiving has never been something that I desperately wanted to do, or even miss such a fleeting…

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Space divers
Do you want to take off on a small rocket to a height of 100 kilometers, and then jump out of it and in one spacesuit overcome all the way…

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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

How to survive with a parachute failure
Approximately one of the 100 thousand jumps of professional skydivers ends in death Former instructor of the British Army, Emil Chillie, was found guilty of attempted murder of his wife,…

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Sky, plane, jump
Extreme committed a pre-planned jump without a parachute from a height of 7620 meters and landed on a net stretched over the California desert. “This is a tiny object for…

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How to get where you need
Perhaps the most important event. It cannot be performed successfully if either the pilot or the parachutist is mistaken. The pilot is responsible for accurately taking the aircraft or helicopter…

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BASE FAQ, or why not jump
1. Q: I already have 100 jumps with AH-2 and one with MI-8! How can I install PO-9 series 2 to jump from the roof of the neighboring 22-floor building?…

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