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.
Aircraft when throwing flies into the wind. The detachment command is given some time after the landing point has been flown so that the wind does not interfere, but, on the contrary, helps the parachutists get closer to it.
After the disclosure, the parachutist performs turns and snakes under a parachute, so that at a height of at least 100 m to be a little beyond the point of landing. After this, an extreme turn (exactly, “extreme” – those who fly do not like the word “last”) is strictly to the wind, and you can land.
Landing with a round parachute is the same as jumping from a 1.25 m high refrigerator, nothing complicated. Only it is strongly recommended to keep your legs tightly together. The reason is obvious – the strength of two legs is more than one, and if you spread your legs, it is likely that the entire load will be only one, then it is not far from the injury. With the wing all the more interesting. Remember, we said that there is a moment in his behavior when both the horizontal and vertical speeds of his fall almost to zero? Why not take advantage of this? Before the very ground (for a couple of meters) we select both control lines, the wing “hangs up”, is going to “fall off”, but … at this time we are already putting our feet on the ground.
Proper landing on the wing is very soft. Skydivers call it “catch the pillow.” If you execute the “pillow” too high, the skydiver jumps from a greater height than he expected. The meeting with the ground will happen with a large vertical and horizontal speed, and you will have to extinguish it by running through the airfield, and if you are not lucky, then go to the fifth point. Not very scary, but unpleasant – especially in spring, when it is damp.
And yet – on a round parachute, in general, it doesn’t matter in which direction in relation to the wind to land, because the horizontal speed is small. On the wing, the horizontal speed is high, so you should land strictly against the wind, then the wind speed is subtracted from the speed of the parachute and the landing is more pleasant and easier to perform.