Wingsuit - Free Aeronautics
Since ancient times, man dreamed of flying, and even with the advent of airplanes, the relevance of the ancient desire has not diminished. But the world is constantly improving, and…

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How to make money on parachuting (part 4)
The fact is that the seller of parachute equipment itself must be a well-known and experienced skydiver, with at least 1000 jumps behind it. Since the seller is indirectly responsible…

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The latest D-12 parachute system is ready for state trials
Kirzhach, Vladimir region. Honored parachutist - tester Vladimir Nesterov, who has more than twelve thousand jumps behind him, will test the innovative D-12 parachute system. The new parachute, designed for…

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How to make money on parachuting (part 5)

There are among Ukrainian craftsmen and craftsmen specializing in the manufacture of accessories, especially helmets and overalls. However, according to Mikhail Alekseenko, such productions cannot be called full-fledged: “Most of the craftsmen carry out orders from case to case, none of them have a stable number of orders, and the production of the same helmets is only a side job for them, which is not the main income.” Continue reading

In 2012, paratroopers made more than 150 thousand parachute jumps

With the end of the calendar year in the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces), the final results of the annual plan for landing personnel and military equipment from airplanes and helicopters of military transport aviation have been summed up.

In 2012, over 150 thousand parachute jumps were made by airborne personnel. Of these, about 115.5 thousand paratroopers performed from An-2 aircraft and military transport helicopters, and almost 38 thousand jumps from heavy military transport aircraft Il-76. Continue reading

Varieties of parachuting

Parachuting requires the athlete’s skills to perform a free fall with various acrobatic elements, a controlled descent and an exact smooth landing. The times when the equipment of a paratrooper weighed 18 kg were far away, the maximum height of the jump was 800 m, and to complete the jumps it was necessary to undergo training for weeks and have good physical fitness. Thanks to modern technologies and materials, parachuting has become more widespread, affordable and diverse. Continue reading

Beginner Tips - Low U-Turn (part 1)
Starting from the very first jumps, skydivers are taught that a low U-turn is one of the main causes of parachuting accidents. When turning, the vertical speed increases, and when…

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Wingsuit Flights
Does the wingsuit fly or only reduces vertical speed due to aerodynamic drag? It really flies, because just its area is not enough for such a decrease in vertical speed…

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Funnel in the snow
Can a man slow down his fall? Yes, says Professor Bjornstig. If you fall flat, stretching your legs and arms as wide as possible, the top speed will be about…

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10 unique parachute jumps that you didn’t even know
The most restless Worked in two systems and were able to pull 20 jumps per day? Cool, well done. Inhabitants of the St. Petersburg dropzones nervously swallow tears, but we…

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