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 new parachute system for the Airborne Forces successfully passed the first stage of state tests
Discharges of the new parachute system for armored vehicles (BTR) and airborne combat vehicles (BMD) “Bahcha-U-PDS” at the first stage of state testing were successful. This was reported in 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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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!

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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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…

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An updated section of the metal production workshop of JSC Flight was opened in Ivanovo
In mid-May, the opening of a new high-tech galvanic section of the metal production workshop of the Ivanovo Parachute Plant “Polet” was launched as part of a technical re-equipment project.…

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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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