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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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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CSKA parachutists win gold at the World Cup
At the 35th World Parachuting Championships, women's group competitions for precision landing were held. At the World Parachuting Championships, the first set of awards was played - in women's group…

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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 (part1)
1. Q: I already have 100 jumps with AN-2 and one with MI-8! How can I put PO-9 series 2 to jump from the roof of an adjacent 22-storey building?…

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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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Performing a set of figures in free fall
For a clear and safe execution of the complex of figures, the paratrooper must: On the ground: develop a detailed jump model; firmly master your actions at every second of…

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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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