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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Research Institute of Parachuting "Rostec" tested the products in its CEO
Rostec creates a parachute for the "Warrior". The new parachute system takes into account all the features of promising combat equipment The Research Institute of Parachute Engineering tested the new…

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Beginner Tips - Low U-Turn (part 2)
Now consider the pitch angle of the dome, which is often confused with the angle of attack. This is the pitch angle that is set by mutually adjusting the length…

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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!

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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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Research Institute of Parachuting "Rostec" tested the products in its CEO
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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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