Skydiving: Truth and Fiction
Parachuting is one of the most extreme that a person could come up with. Very few decide on a parachute jump - and only a few, having decided on a…

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The latest D-12 parachute system is ready for state trials
Kirzhach, Vladimir region. Honored parachutist - tester Vladimir Nesterov, who has more than twelve thousand jumps behind him, will test the innovative D-12 parachute system. The new parachute, designed for…

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Beginner Tips - Low U-Turn (part 3)
Acceleration using the front free ends has a number of important advantages compared to turning the brakes. Acceleration with the help of the front free ends accelerates the dome, and…

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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 200 km / h, he explains. “If you reduce the resistance, for example, fall head first, you can accelerate to 420-430 km / h.”

For example, a skydiver will reduce the speed of fall to a minimum, but on what surface is he best to land?

In 2009, James Bull from Staffordshire fell from an altitude of 1830 meters. It happened in Russia. He crashed into deep snow, a crater formed from the blow, but the paratrooper survived.

In 2006, Michael Holmes, an experienced Jersey parachutist, was denied primary and backup parachutes, and he crashed from a height of 3.2 km. He was lucky to fall into the thick bushes of a blackberry.

Victoria Chilli fell on a plowed field near the airfield, having received fractures of the pelvis, ribs and cracks of several vertebrae. According to eyewitnesses, the surface of the arable land was unusually soft.

Professor Björnstig says that when a person has reached the limit of fall, he needs a cushioning layer in front of a hard surface — at least half a meter thick — to avoid fatal injuries. For example, snow, swamp or tree branches.

A paratrooper in distress needs to find such a “soft spot”. This is difficult, but it is possible that the American stuntman Luc Akins showed in July 2016.

Rostec created a parachute for emergency evacuation from skyscrapers
For the first time, Rostec demonstrated a unique development for the evacuation of people from high-rise buildings - the individual Chance special-purpose parachute system. The first open demonstration of the…

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The three-dome parachute system was first introduced at Innoprom
The Technodinamika holding of the Rostec State Corporation at the Innoprom-2016 forum for the first time demonstrates a reduced copy of a mock parachute system designed for the safe landing…

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GVA officers are studying in the Ryazan center of the airborne airborne parachute system "Crossbow-1" and "Crossbow-2"
More than 100 officers and instructors of the airborne service from all formations of the Russian Airborne Forces take part in a training camp for the study and practical development…

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Beginner Tips - Low U-Turn (part 3)
Acceleration using the front free ends has a number of important advantages compared to turning the brakes. Acceleration with the help of the front free ends accelerates the dome, and…

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