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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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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Information for beginners
Parachuting is gaining more and more popularity among young people. Every year more and more young people discover this extreme kind of recreation and become its fans. Therefore, this article…

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shaking the air

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 test the technology on himself. It was he who created the first parachute schools in the USSR.
In the 1930s, parachuting began to develop massively in the USSR. In 1934, 14 first brave men received the title of master of parachuting. Following the organizer of parachutism in the USSR, Leonid Minov, was his disciple Yakov Moshkovsky. 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

Wingsuite Flights

Does a wingsuit fly or only reduce the vertical speed due to aerodynamic drag? It really flies, as simply its area is not enough for such a reduction in vertical speed and smooth planning.

But only gravity allows flying to wingsuit. The vertical fall caused by gravity forces the wingsuit into a horizontal (as far as possible) flight. The same principles underlie the flight of gliders, hang gliders and wing-type parachutes. 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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What is skydiving
Parachute - from the French "parachute" (Greek "para" - "against 2" and French "chute" - "fall") - a device for braking an object due to the resistance of the atmosphere.…

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I'm afraid to jump with a parachute. What to do?
A parachute jump is an unforgettable and non-communicable sensation, a taste of adrenaline and a rush of thrill from flight. All this can be experienced and you, the main thing…

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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…

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