PARACHUTING
Parachuting requires the skills of an athlete to perform free-fall with various acrobatic elements, controlled descent and precise smooth landing. It is already far in the past when the parachuter's…

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How to prepare for the jump
For all beginners, the path to the first jump is the same - through the school of parachuting. Such schools exist in large numbers, anyone can study there. Some clubs…

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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 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

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

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 to the drop-off point taking into account the wind and promptly giving a command to separate from the aircraft. And the parachutist must open the parachute at a given height (if it opens below, it risks not reaching the airfield), find the airfield, exit it, build the approach and land. Continue reading

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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Skydiving: truth and fiction
Parachuting is one of the most extreme sports that a man could think of. Very few people decide to jump with a parachute - and very few people, having decided…

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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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What else you need to know
Jumps take place most often on weekends (in the summer jumps are possible and during the week). Building, primary instruction (if you have chosen a short preparation before the jump)…

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