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…

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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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Tips for beginners - low turn
Starting from the very first jumps, skydivers are taught that a low turn is one of the main causes of accidents in parachuting. When turning, the vertical speed increases, and…

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Towards the sky

Many people think that parachuting is a purely male occupation. Men, by definition, are physically stronger and stronger than girls. But there are exceptions to generally accepted rules, and there are many proofs of this. Behind one of them is the heroine of our article, Inna Palshina. A fragile and petite girl more than three years ago conquered the sky with a parachute behind her shoulders. Since then, this sport has become a favorite thing for her.

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Space divers

Do you want to take off on a small rocket to a height of 100 kilometers, and then jump out of it and in one spacesuit overcome all the way to the surface of the Earth? For money. You say – I’m not a suicide. Wait a minute The authors of this risky venture promise a soft landing – they are developing a system for parachute jumps from space. Continue reading

Turning the brakes

For example, it was previously noted that the cornering angle of a dome can be changed using front free ends. As in the example with the sled, pulling up both front free ends when approaching in a straight line can be compared to descending from a steeper mountain. Vertical speed increases. Higher speeds should create greater lift. However, there is a danger of dragging the front free ends – this will lead to a deformation of the wing profile and a decrease in its effectiveness. In this case, you get the effect of “spoiled profile” – your actions led to the fact that a normally working wing stops working. Continue reading

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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First parachute jump
I went to Taupo, New Zealand, and this was my first parachute jump. Skydiving has never been something that I desperately wanted to do, or even miss such a fleeting…

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How to choose a parachute
Today, parachuting is an actively developing extreme direction. This sport requires accurate actions and certain knowledge from a person, on which his life will primarily depend. Therefore, before the jump…

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Introduction to BASE Jumping
BASE Jumping is one of the most popular destinations in extreme sports. The essence of BASE jumping is jumping from a fixed (immovable) object. To do it, you must use…

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