The main parachute "Sirocco" company "SKYLARK"
The rapid development of swoop forces manufacturers of parachute equipment to raise the level of technical excellence of their products. When developing this dome, almost all the comments of experienced…

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U-Turn Physics under the Dome (part 1)
I hope that my comments above will help the reader to understand what happens during the U-turn. In short, both types of U-turns lead to an increase in vertical and…

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The first parachute jump
I went to Taupo, New Zealand, and this was my first parachute jump. Skydiving was never what I desperately wanted to do, or even miss such a fleeting thought, but…

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Skydiving in South Africa: A Stunning Summer

If you are a parachuting enthusiast, you already know everything about adrenaline addiction and attractive gravity, so don’t miss the chance of an exciting jump if you are relaxing (or traveling on business) in South Africa. After all, this area is able to surprise you not only with exotic nature or outlandish animals, but also with the ancient traditions of skydiving.
South Africa boasts numerous long established and reputable parachuting clubs. They are mainly concentrated in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, on the Wine Road, the picturesque Garden Path and in some small university cities such as Grahamstown.
Due to its excellent climate, mostly clear skies and spectacular landscapes, skydiving is a very popular sport that is practiced year-round throughout South Africa.
If you are fond of paragliding or hang gliding, the sky of South Africa will exceed your wildest expectations!
The parachute history in South Africa began with the creation of the historic Pietermaritzburg parachute club back in 1954, making it one of the oldest parachute clubs in the world, starting with the era of skydiving as an entertainment and sporting activity for Europeans living in former colonial cities.
Today, there are already hundreds of such clubs in South Africa, and their activities combine ancient traditions and modern technology. So do not miss the opportunity to experience the numerous dropzones (jumping platforms) scattered throughout South Africa!

Skydiving 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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First Jump Preparation: Beginner Outfit
At first glance, a beginner expects a lot of difficulties in parachuting. In fact, everything is far from being as difficult as it seems. We will try to answer the…

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The parachute braking system for the T-50 aircraft confirmed the characteristics during the tests
During the flight tests of the 5th generation fighter T-50, the Sukhoi company checked the parachute braking system created for this aircraft, Dmitry Tretyakov, Director General of the Parachute Research…

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The main parachute "Segment"
The main “Segment” parachute is a 7-section dome designed for acrobatics (rotation and rebuilding). The dome “Segment” is made of fabric with zero breathability (ZP, Gelvenor Textiles), equipped with slings…

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