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…

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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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How will the jump
Before landing, parachutists are distributed by weight - the heaviest must jump first. The plane makes circles above the airfield, quickly gaining altitude, while it can lay ears. The instructor…

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How to choose a parachute

Today, parachuting is an actively developing extreme direction. This sport requires accurate actions and certain knowledge from a person, on which his life will primarily depend. Therefore, before the jump a novice parachutist must undergo a course of training and safety instructions. In addition, the novice will be told how to choose and assemble the parachute correctly, as well as other important issues that will make it possible not to make mistakes when jumping. Continue reading

Under the dome "pilot"
Many skydivers believe that the angle of attack is equal to the angle at which the dome is located to the horizon. This is not true! The angle of attack…

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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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Turning the brakes
For example, it was previously noted that the cornering angle of a dome can be changed using front free ends. As in the example with the sled, pulling up both…

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