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  Parachuting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parachuting, or skydiving, is an activity involving the breaking of a free-fall from a height using a parachute.
On a "hop-and-pop," a jump in which the parachute is immediately deployed upon exiting the aircraft, it is not uncommon for a skydiver to be under canopy as high as 4000 or 5000 feet.
This small parachute is connected to the main parachute by a cord known as the "bridle" which feeds through a grommet on a small fl bag which has the carefully folded parachute inside and the lines stowed through rubber bands across the top.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parachuting   (4403 words)

 Parachuting to Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BRS parachutes are lifesavers in cases of engine failure, mid-air collisions, pilot disorientation or incapacitation, unrecovered spins, extreme icing, and fuel exhaustion.
BRS parachutes are designed to provide a safe landing for pilots and passengers while keeping them in their aircraft.
The parachutes are lifesavers in cases of engine failure, mid-air collisions, pilot disorientation or incapacitation, unrecovered spins, extreme icing, and fuel exhaustion.
www.techbriefs.com /spinoff/spinoff2002/ps_2.html   (504 words)

 Parachuting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Air Force Academy parachute team is one of two places in the Department of Defense authorized to issue the basic parachute badge.
Additionally, the basic parachuting course teaches freefall parachuting skills that could be needed in an emergency bailout from a disabled aircraft.
The basic parachuting course focuses on the individual's ability to overcome natural born fears and perform under the extreme stresses of potentially life and death situations.
www.usafa.af.mil /superintendent/pa/factsheets/parachut.htm   (810 words)

 Battlefield 1942 UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This guide is about the use of Parachutes their real world design, history and application and which options exist for their use within the Battlefield 1942 game environment.
Although his drawing showed a square pyramidal shape with a rigid lower edge, the round parachute is to all intents and purposes the same design.
With the round parachute you originally didn't have much option but to dangle there and pray that what ever you hit was soft.
www.battlefield1942.co.uk /guide_para.shtml   (2121 words)

 Parachuting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Of course early parachutes were not as safe as they are today.
Much of the improvements in parachuting equipment are due to government's military use.
A larger tandem parachute is used instead of the single person chute.
www.shegear.com /index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=15   (980 words)

 WL3194   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Parachuting involves a wide variety of sports and techniques, from free falling to paragliding.
Leonardo da Vinci has been recognised as having invented the principle of the parachute, however it was only in 1797 when the Frenchman André Jacques Garnerin applied it by letting himself fall from a balloon with an open parachute equipped with a basket.
Parachuting was first used for military purposes, (as a rescue method during World War One and a tool for invasion during the Second World War).
arb.nzcer.org.nz /nzcer3/english/written/3000-199/wl3194.htm   (527 words)

 Relating to parachuting.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
(4) No license for a parachuting or skydiving facility shall be issued without the written permission of all landowners whose property is adjacent to a proposed or existing parachuting or skydiving facility.
(5) A parachuting or skydiving facility shall meet all city, county, state and federal regulations that are applicable to the safety and operational aspects of the sports of parachuting or skydiving, as well as any city, county or state regulations concerning sanitation and public safety.
(7) The owner or operator of a parachuting or skydiving facility that operates without the license established in subsection (1) of this section shall be punished upon conviction by a fine of not less than $5,000.
www.leg.state.or.us /95reg/measures/sb0600.dir/sb0659.int.html   (440 words)

 Dogpile - Web Search: parachuting
parachuting is the act of jumping from a high place, usually an airplane and safely returning to the ground with the aid of a parachute.
Gliding is in some senses a modified form of parachuting, in which lift...
Experience the thrill of freefall parachuting, by jumping attached to an instructor or with your own parachute and two instuctors with you...
www.dogpile.co.uk /uk.dogpl/search/web/parachuting   (309 words)

The risks inherent in sport parachuting demand that participation by members of the Canadian Forces in sport parachuting as part of the authorized recreation program be strictly controlled.
A military sport parachuting club established and operating in accordance with this order, 50-2, and CFAO 50-20 is a Base-Fund sponsored activity and thus is included for coverage under CFCF Consolidated Insurance policy as described in Chapter 20 to A-FN-105-001/AG-001.
Members participating in sport parachuting activities should be made aware that they may not be covered under the provisions of the Pension Act and that there is no form of group insurance coverage.
www.admfincs.forces.gc.ca /admfincs/subjects/cfao/050-07_e.asp   (1041 words)

 Relating to parachuting.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The licensee conducting the parachuting or skydiving activities shall not allow any person participating in the activities to land outside the drop zone.
(4) A parachuting or skydiving facility shall: (a) Meet all federal, state and local regulations applicable to the safety and operational aspects of parachuting and skydiving; and (b) Meet all state and local regulations relating to sanitation and public safety.
(6) Operation of a parachuting or skydiving facility without a license issued under this section shall be punishable by a civil penalty of $5,000.
www.leg.state.or.us /99reg/measures/hb3200.dir/hb3294.int.html   (437 words)

 FAI Parachuting Commission - IPC |
FAI's parachuting activities, in particular World Records and International Competitions, are conducted under the direction of the IPC.
The 'FAI International Parachuting Certificates of Proficiency' programme was officially launched in August 2002 and the new certificates are available to FAI Members from the FAI headquarters in Lausanne.
IPC's work to develop sport parachuting into events which are attractive to the athletes, to the public, to the media and to sponsors.
www.fai.org /parachuting   (272 words)

 Tandem Parachuting
When parachuting developed as a recreational activity as a sport in the 1950s, and drop zones flourished, a beginner then had someone to turn to, somewhere to go to learn basics of static-line parachuting, with the hopeful notion of continuing through a series static-line training jumps until cleared by an instructor to make freefall jumps.
That parachute system-developed by Strong Enterprises, of Orlando, Florida-was used to further a bold new concept in training aviators for emergency parachuting.
Strong Enterprises, with a network of certified tandem parachuting instructors, has trained many aircraft pilots to "let go" of an aircraft when it is necessary, and taught them to have confidence in a parachute as a reliable life-saving device.
www.aero.com /publications/parachutes/9605/pc0596.htm   (2149 words)

 USPA.org - United States Parachute Association (USPA)
The United States Parachute Association and its 34,000 member skydivers enjoy and promote safe skydiving through parachuting training, rating, and competition programs.
USPA represents parachute jumping from aircraft and helps keep skydivers in the air.
United States Parachute Association, USPA, and the USPA logo are the
www.uspa.org   (54 words)

 Significant Moments in Parachuting History
The cord from the aircraft to the parachute (which causes the opening) is caught on the tail of the Martin trainer aircraft on her fourth jump.
Before this invention, parachutes were packed in the vehicle (balloon or airplane) from which the parachutist jumped.
The first official world parachuting records for the United States are taken from the Soviet Union in both the day and night categories by the civilian sport parachuting team: J.A. Istel (captain), W.G. Jolly, N.G. Pond and L.B. Sanborn.
www.parafame.org /significantmomentsinparachuting.htm   (898 words)

 Tuffy's Parachuting Adventure
Anyway, this is the story of my first parachute jump which I made from a new experimental kite messenger (or ferry).
The parachute backpack was found on the Internet and also works extremely well, though the first one proved too small for the parachute unless it was very carefully folded.
The kite clubs president came over to study the parachute and backpack and messenger, he said that the offical club bear, QK, and yes he is really a bear, was sulking.
www.cit.gu.edu.au /~anthony/kites/parafauna   (1433 words)

 UK parachuting and skydiving adventure tours! Tandem Jump
It is worth noting that the final responsibility, and therefore the final decision as to a person's suitability, rests with the Tandem Instructor.
The lower age limit for all types of parachuting in the UK is 16.
In all I believe that Tandem lets you see what parachuting / skydiving is all about so that you can decide if you would like to carry on in the sport and if so you can cross over to either RAPS or AFF.
www.tandemjump.co.uk /faq.html   (459 words)

 Para Publishing - Welcome to Para Publishing - Parachuting & Skydiving
Cargo and personnel parachutes are the main products of the aerial delivery industry, but manufacturers also produce special skids, pallets, and shock absorbing systems for delivering products to the ground intact.
Although there are at least 16 manufacturers of parachutes in the United States, five defense-devoted parachute companies produce the majority of completed aerial delivery goods (as measured by gross sales) for the U.S. military, according to BIS survey data.
These parachutes were valued at $17.6 million and have an average cost of $848 a unit.
www.parapublishing.com /parachute/statistics.html   (1915 words)

 Skyline > Jump to it! skydiving, parachuting, tandem skydive, static line round, advanced skydiving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Skydiving and parachuting are once in a lifetime experiences – and with Skyline your skydiving and parachuting dreams really can become reality.
Take a static line parachuting course, train over two days and put yourself in total control as you learn parachuting from heights of up to 3,000ft.
Look no further, a fully personalised parachuting or skydiving gift voucher is the perfect gift idea you have been looking for.
www.skylineparachuting.co.uk   (290 words)

 History Of Parachuting
The first meeting of the Australian Parachute Federation was held on Sunday 23rd of October 1960 at the Camden Inn Hotel in New South Wales.
The Department of Civil Aviation forbid parachuting except with the written permission of the Director General of Civil Aviation and so initially, the Federation was needed to negotiate a more equitable right of access to the air.
Skydiving (controlling one’s body in free fall) was embraced by Australian parachutists during the sixties and soon after the first baton pass was made, Australia led the world until the end of that phase.
www.apf.asn.au /ashorthistory.aspx   (604 words)

 Alibris: Parachuting
Covers parachuting methods in great detail, from static line, accelerated freefall, and tandem.
Also traces the history of parachuting up to modern skydiving, and includes a chapter on emergency situations.
This complete history of parachuting relates the sport's excitement, humor, triumph, and tragedy.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Parachuting   (374 words)

 Open Directory - Recreation: Aviation: Skydiving
Parachute History - History of parachutes, skydiving, and parachuting.
Stefan Banic - History of Stefan Banic (1870-1941), from Slovakia, who invented the parachute and was awarded a US patent in 1914.
Sunset Squardron Inc. - Repair/repack services for parachute rigs, demonstration skydive coordination, tandem skydiving instruction in the Washington DC area.
dmoz.org /Recreation/Aviation/Skydiving   (422 words)

 Skydiving Parachutes Skydiving Instruction Skydiving Books Parachuting Books Fear Books
The Parachute and its Pilot is the singular resource for canopy flight information.
Written by one of the industry's leading parachute designers, The Parachute and its Pilot is a must-have handbook for every skydiver.
Prior reading of The Parachute and its Pilot is also extremely helpful in order to get a head-start on the material.
www.bigairsportz.com /education.php   (976 words)

 Parachuting and Skydiving in the UK - Try My Sport
Enjoyment, exhilaration and limitless challenge are combined with an exciting social life with people from all walks of life.
The British Parachute Association was founded in 1962 to organise, govern and facilitate sport parachuting within the UK.
Most skydiving is done purely for fun, huge skydiving events with a party atmosphere are attended by jumpers from around the world.
www.trymysport.co.uk /parachuting.htm   (305 words)

 Shelter: Parachuting
It will be in tandem because you will be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor at all times throughout the descent.
This jump is called a static line jump because from the moment you step into the aircraft you will be securely attached to a static line that automatically opens your parachute for you as you exit the aircraft.
The completion of this training course is the first step to becoming a fully qualified skydiver and all students receive a British Parachute Association approved certificate to prove they have attended the course.
england.shelter.org.uk /howtohelp/howtohelp-737.cfm   (431 words)

 Farplace Animal Rescue Animal Sanctuary (rescuing animals across the UK)
If under 18 a parent or guardian must sign the ‘Declaration of Fitness to Parachute’ or the ‘Student Tandem Parachutist Declaration of Fitness’ and provide a signed letter of consent to be brought on the day of the jump.
All parachute centres in the UK are British Parachute Association (BPA) affiliated and provide third party cover up to £2,000,000.
If, due to bad weather or for any other reason beyond the parachute centre’s control, you are unable to jump on the arranged date, you should arrange an alternative date with the parachute centre.
www.farplace.co.uk /events.php?pageId=30   (630 words)

 Parachuting and Skydiving Links
Many people choose this for a first skydive, because it allows you to experience the exhileration of freefall, with very little training, and is probably the safest method for enjoying a first jump.
During a tandem skydive, you are harnassed to your skydiving instructor for the entire skydive and parachute ride with a specially designed parachute system designed for two people.
The military still practices this form of parachute training, as well as a few skydiving schools for civilians.
www.parachuting.com /links/index.php?id=1   (302 words)

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