How to make money on parachuting (part 2)
In Soviet times, two categories of the population parachuted: the military and athletes. After the collapse of the USSR, funding for sports clubs that formed the reserve of the airborne forces gradually stopped. The Defense Assistance Society of Ukraine (OSOU), the successor of DOSAAF, could not help ASK, which were unprofitable. More or less stable work of dropzones was resumed only in 2000, when the Ukrainian middle class showed interest in skydiving. Wealthy audience pulled to extreme. Continue reading
The main parachute “Accurate”
The main Accurate parachute is a 7-section canopy, of a classic rectangular shape, designed for jumping on landing accuracy.
The prototype for the creation of this dome was the famous dome “ParaFoil”. Manufacturers tried to make as few changes as possible to the design and technology of this dome. All changes are mainly related to the disclosure of the dome, without affecting the flight characteristics. Materials and technology for sewing domes are as close as possible to the original. Continue reading