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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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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The new parachute system for the Airborne Forces successfully passed the first stage of state tests
Discharges of the new parachute system for armored vehicles (BTR) and airborne combat vehicles (BMD) “Bahcha-U-PDS” at the first stage of state testing were successful. This was reported in the…

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10 unique parachute jumps that you didn’t even know

The most restless
Worked in two systems and were able to pull 20 jumps per day? Cool, well done. Inhabitants of the St. Petersburg dropzones nervously swallow tears, but we know that Moscow parachute jumps in this sense are much better organized. At Kolomna Aerograd in the season and a hundred climbs a day is not the limit. However, until the record of American Jay Stokes, we are all so far away. In 2003, he hit the Guinness Book, making 534 jumps per day! Continue reading

U-Turn Physics under the Dome (part 1)

I hope that my comments above will help the reader to understand what happens during the U-turn. In short, both types of U-turns lead to an increase in vertical and horizontal speed, however, for a planned maneuver, U-turns using the front free ends are generally preferable as leaving more “backlash” in case of calculation errors or sudden changes in the situation. Unfortunately, most of the unplanned, “panic” U-turns are made by just the brakes, which led to a considerable number of accidents. Continue reading

How to make money on parachuting (part 5)
There are among Ukrainian craftsmen and craftsmen specializing in the manufacture of accessories, especially helmets and overalls. However, according to Mikhail Alekseenko, such productions cannot be called full-fledged: "Most of…

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The choice of starting equipment for parachuting
If you firmly decided to master parachuting, then you probably already managed to appreciate its fascination and unique feeling of flying. Learning all the intricacies of this sport is not…

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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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