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…

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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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The choice of starting equipment for parachuting
If you firmly decided to master parachuting, then you probably already managed to appreciate its fascination and unique feeling of flying. Learning all the intricacies of this sport is not…

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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!

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…

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BASE FAQ, or why not jump (part 2)
4. Q: so what to jump on? Here I have a Radar, it seems to open quickly ... A: ... if at all opens. The BASE system has 3 great…

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Russian paratroopers set a new world record
In the sky above Kolomna, Moscow Region, parachutists from the Pearls of Russia team set a new world record for jumping in large formations, surpassing their own achievement in 2012.…

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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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