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…

Continue reading →

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…

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…

Continue reading →

making it one of the oldest

The first step in the development

I hope that my comments above will to understand what is happening during the turn. In short, both types of turns lead to an increase in vertical and horizontal speed, but for a planned maneuver, turning with front free ends is generally preferable as leaving a larger “gap” in case of calculation errors or a sudden change in the situation. Unfortunately, the majority of unplanned, “panic” turns are made by just the brake calipers, which led to a considerable number of accidents. Regardless of whether a turn is made at the free ends or brake lines, whether it is planned or not – if the withdrawal is not completed before the meeting with the land, the consequences may be dire. Continue reading

Tips for beginners – low turn

Starting from the very first jumps, skydivers are taught that a low turn is one of the main causes of accidents in parachuting. When turning, the vertical speed increases, and when it leaves it, it becomes horizontal. You need to be very careful in managing the energy of the turn, in order to avoid a collision with the ground. It does not matter if the turn was due to improvisation or a pre-planned maneuver, if contact with the surface occurs before the dome returns to normal, it can lead to serious injury or death. Continue reading

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?
A: if possible neatly. But it does not matter, it still does not open.

2. Q: I don’t jump at all. I’m just curious – why is this all?
A: I do not know. If anyone can explain it, I’ll go to nirvana. 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…

...

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…

...

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…

...

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…

...