How to stay alive
At some aerodromes, you are likely to get a receipt in case of an unsuccessful jump. To run to the notary to make a will and in general strongly worry…

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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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Check parachute before jumping
No one has canceled the briefing before the jump, so to be sure of your own safety, you need to check all the equipment and the parachute. A preflight check…

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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

Skydiving and safety

As in any sport, safety when skydiving depends on following the rules and their precise implementation. Their strict implementation helps to avoid accidents that can lead to serious injuries and even death. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with some of the rules for safe skydiving.

Complete a physical examination
Before you make your first jump, be sure to go through a physical examination. Continue reading

Types of parachuting

Landing accuracy jumps – parachute jumps exactly in the middle of a circle specially marked on the ground

This is the oldest of the parachute sport. Landing accuracy jumps appeared in the 60s, when the first guided round parachutes appeared. Then the task was to land in the 100-meter circle. A deviation of 80 meters was considered a good result. Today, the tolerance is 0 centimeters or, as they say, “zero”. Currently, there are special parachutes designed to work on the accuracy of landing. Continue reading

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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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…

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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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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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