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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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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Parachuting as a hobby
Life in the modern world is subject to severe stress, both at home and at work, and in society. Strong emotional upheavals are not always positive. Because of this, a…

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Trade is the engine of progress

Creating a full-fledged drop zone with all the infrastructure is just one of the ways to earn money from hobbying people in parachuting. It is much easier to organize a business selling skydivers of various parachute equipment and accessories. Opening a store will cost significantly less than building an airfield. But the cost of complete equipment of a professional skydiver can reach $ 10 thousand. The minimum set of equipment for a jump consists of a parachute system (backpack, main and reserve parachutes), a safety device, a height alarms signal (in the parachutists jargon – “beeper”), a visual altimeter, a helmet and special clothes. High prices are due to both the complexity of the equipment and the fact that most of the equipment is imported.

Independently buying equipment abroad is not profitable for skydivers. Overhead costs for the delivery of goods to Ukraine (including the payment of fees) increase the cost of the purchase by 10-15%.

Therefore, the majority of domestic parachutists prefer to order parachute systems through authorized dealers, such as the online store ParaMag. There are companies that present products of several foreign brands at once, for example, SkyWideSystems. It happens that a trading company is not tied to the brand, but to the flying club. The circle of their clients is limited to parachutists jumping to the DZ of this club.

Shop for selling equipment for jumping works as a table of orders. At best, this is a small room in the administrative building of the aeroclub with samples of the most popular goods and product catalogs. Goods are ordered from the manufacturer only after receiving 100% prepayment. Thus, the dealer does not invest his own funds in the purchase of goods.

Moreover, many manufacturers are ready to release the goods with 80% prepayment, which leaves room for maneuver. It is easier for the store to get a discount on the goods (from 20% to 30%), therefore, the ordered equipment is sometimes sold even cheaper than the manufacturer offers to the retail buyer. But, as Mikhail Alekseenko, director of CGL Сenter Blade, explained, in order to qualify for a discount, the store has to collect several orders in order to send a general application to the manufacturer. As a result, the client has to wait for the goods for at least 2-3 weeks (and sometimes several months).

Obtaining the status of an official dealer of a brand western parachute company, for example, Performance Designs, is also not easy. Alexey Sharadkin says that a personal acquaintance helped him to establish contacts with Western manufacturers. For several months Alexey lived in the USA and made jumps on American remote sensing sites, at the same time establishing contacts with manufacturers of parachute equipment.

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…

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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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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…

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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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