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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BASE FAQ, or why not jump
1. Q: I already have 100 jumps with AH-2 and one with MI-8! How can I install PO-9 series 2 to jump from the roof of the neighboring 22-floor building?…

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Preliminary flight plan to the South Pole
We will fly out on the Basler BT-67 to the south, fly over the mountains of Queen Maud Land and then fly over the Antarctic Plateau. After 4 - 4,…

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The first step in the development

I hope that my comments above will to understand what is happening during the turn. In short, both types of turns lead to an increase in vertical and horizontal speed, but for a planned maneuver, turning with front free ends is generally preferable as leaving a larger “gap” in case of calculation errors or a sudden change in the situation. Unfortunately, the majority of unplanned, “panic” turns are made by just the brake calipers, which led to a considerable number of accidents. Regardless of whether a turn is made at the free ends or brake lines, whether it is planned or not – if the withdrawal is not completed before the meeting with the land, the consequences may be dire. Continue reading

Рarachute-wing

The presence of a cargo-pendulum suspended under the wing is an important feature of a parachute-wing, which is absent from other aircraft. Virtually the entire load carried by the dome is suspended at a considerable distance from the wing. This feature leads to the peculiar flight characteristics of the dome in turn. When you enter the dome into a turn, the pilot’s body continues to move in a straight line until the lines when the lines turn it to a new course. Continue reading

Under the dome “pilot”

Many skydivers believe that the angle of attack is equal to the angle at which the dome is located to the horizon. This is not true! The angle of attack is the angle between the plane of the wing chord and the direction of relative flow. The angle of attack is changed by turning the wing relative to the relative flow. The aircraft is using tail. Since there is no such thing on the dome, the only way to change the angle of its attack is to operate the control lines. Continue reading

Preparing for the first jump: equipment for beginners
At first glance, a beginner in parachute sports faces a lot of difficulties. In fact, everything is not as difficult as it seems. We will try to answer the most…

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Check parachute before jumping
No one has canceled the briefing before the jump, so to be sure of your own safety, you need to check all the equipment and the parachute. A preflight check…

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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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After a parachute jump, it's easier to take on the little things in life.
Do you want to feel like a bird in free flight, but still can not cross that treasured line? So this article is for you! Alexander Tunikov will help us…

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