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 about it is not necessary. A bad jump is a rare exception: every newcomer jumps with two parachutes at once, one of them is a spare one. If a person is confused and forgot to open the main one, a special safety device throws out a spare parachute.
Another horror story – incorrectly packed parachute. These fears are also rather exaggerated: only the instructors and athletes of the flying club, who know the process like the back of their fingers, are engaged in laying the domes.
However, in order for you to almost certainly not fall into the terrible statistics of accidents, it is advisable to heed the advice of seasoned paratroopers.
Responsibly approach the choice of the club in which you will make jumps. Talk to those who have already jumped. Find out how experienced and responsible people will organize your first jump.
Take it seriously. Take the time and go through training in one of the programs described above.
Refrain from the first jumps from the use of parachutes, which will have to open on their own. For independent jumps, at first time, a safer system with forced opening of a parachute is safer. Completely eliminates injury in a tandem jump.
Do not forget to wear suitable shoes and clothes.
Pay special attention to the development of landing techniques. In the overwhelming majority of cases, newcomers get serious injuries during landing (fractures of the pelvis and hips, compression fracture of the spine). Therefore, it makes sense to learn how to do everything right on earth.
Not everyone will be able to enjoy the free fall, the jump will remain a dream for those who have poor health.
And although before the departure, the local doctor will necessarily examine you, even specify the pulse and pressure, it is still better to take care of your health yourself and, if necessary, consult with experts in advance.
Contraindications to independent skydiving:
Serious chronic diseases (especially cardiovascular, including high blood pressure at the time of inspection before the jump, and neuro-mental).
Severe myopia and other vision problems. With what kind of vision you can and with what you should not go to the airfield, it is better to consult with your eye specialist. Goggles in any case it is better to prefer contact lenses or glasses with plastic glasses, which should be fixed behind. It is recommended to have ski or special parachute goggles (you may be given them on the spot). They are needed so that the lenses do not blow out of the eyes with a stream of air.
Fractures If in the past you had injuries to your legs, pelvic bones, spinal column, or any other diseases of the musculoskeletal system, you should consult your doctor. For example, for leg fractures, you cannot jump for a year after a complete accretion of bones.
The state of alcohol and (or) drug intoxication.
Problems with coordination of movements.
Weight less than 40 and more than 95 kg.