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 the jump;
know the separation point, passage time and magnetic course.
When climbing: Continue reading
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 you know how they say when you’re in New Zealand …
And so I discovered that with strangers I was going to jump from 4,500 meters into the thin air above the stunning Lake Taupo, which from this distance looked like a simple pond on the horizon of tiny things. Continue reading