astronaut from astronaut
Jumps take place most often on weekends (in the summer jumps are possible and during the week). Building, primary instruction (if you have chosen a short preparation before the jump) and the distribution of instructors is usually carried out at 9-10 am.
Sometimes the instruction is delayed for a long time, so it is better to take food with you for the whole day, the buffet is not everywhere. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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