History of skydiving
The word parachute comes from the Greek word para - "against" and the French chute - "fall", which literally means "against falling." The idea of ​​creating a parachute belongs to…

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How will the jump
Before landing, parachutists are distributed by weight - the heaviest must jump first. The plane makes circles above the airfield, quickly gaining altitude, while it can lay ears. The instructor…

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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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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

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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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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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…

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Skydiving: truth and fiction
Parachuting is one of the most extreme sports that a man could think of. Very few people decide to jump with a parachute - and very few people, having decided…

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