Skydiving

Health benefits of skydiving
A parachute jump is an event most often found on lists of what needs to be done before dying. Many people do not even suspect that this sport has great…

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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,…

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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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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 will offer you, instead of long classes, express training – a short briefing on the field before the jump. True, many serious professionals consider such “field” training at an aerodrome insufficient. Continue reading

How to fly

Have you decided to jump with a parachute? “First-timers” (as they call those who are going to get acquainted with the sky for the first time) can do this in two ways. This may be an independent jump according to the classical scheme with the forced opening of a parachute (i.e. it is not necessary to tug the ring, everything will open itself). In another case, this is a jump with a tandem master (instructor).

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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, 5 hours of flight we will make an intermediate landing on a glacial plateau for refueling. Here the height of the glacier reaches 2,500 meters above sea level. In the Antarctic, the air is more discharged than in ordinary mountains. An altitude of 2,500 meters corresponds approximately to an altitude of 3,000 meters in ordinary mountains. We leave on this site two people to organize the camp. Continue reading

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 South Pole. The Russian team of three people (Alexander Voloshin, Alexander Yepanechnikov, Evgeny Bakalov) on December 19, 2009, at 01.30 Moscow time, landed successfully on the South Pole. For the first time the Russians made a leap into the heart of Antarctica.
Geographical point of the South Pole Preparation for this event has been conducted for ten years. Continue reading

Parachute jump, or Dubai from a bird’s eye view

Along with other sports, skydiving in Dubai is available all year round for almost everyone. It is noteworthy that not only professional skydivers can test their abilities, but even amateurs and beginners. To begin with, you will be asked to take a test flight on a special wind tunnel, and after a short briefing you will have the opportunity to make your first exciting parachute jump and see Dubai from a height. 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…

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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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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…

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Preparing for the first jump: equipment for beginners
At first glance, a beginner in parachute sports faces a lot of difficulties. In fact, everything is not as difficult as it seems. We will try to answer the most…

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