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Parachute Jump

Training for the Great parachute Jump

Are you sick and tired of living a boring life? You might be thinking that you are only person who is home on Friday and Saturday nights but it doesn't have to be that way forever. In fact, physical activities are becoming more popular for those who are looking for a change, and that is why many are attempting to try their first parachute jump.

Why parachute Jump?

Those who have tried a parachute jump did so because they weren't ready to do something as advanced as a freefall skydive. Falling out of the sky from an airplane doesn't always have that charming and relaxing effect on people. While many get an adrenaline rush from doing it, it has its challenges for those who are new to taking a walk on the wild side. Floating to the ground with the help of a parachute can be a lot of fun, and those who want to learn how to use a parachute usually do a tandem skydive before moving onto the next level. A parachute provides a sail like effect to help you land, and creates a shield for the wind to carry you since you wouldn't be able to float in the air on your own like that. A parachute jump is a much safer option, and learning how to use it before jumping alone is always best. There are also individuals who choose to jump from high structures as opposed to jumping from planes, but are they really all that different? Learning the techniques ahead of time from the proper instructor will save you a lot of time and fear when finally doing your jump on your own.

Where Does a parachute Jump Take Place and What Do I Use?

A parachute jump usually takes place at least 1,000 feet in the air. Becoming familiar with the harness and how it's connected is all helpful when learning how to parachute jump, along with learning how to activate the parachute to deploy. The proper deployment and care of the parachute are all important so that the parachute can be used multiple times. A drogue parachute is the most common type of parachute used for those who are just starting out. This parachute is often used in conjunction with the larger main parachute, and is used as the reserve. The larger parachute is heavier and was designed to hold more weight up in the air because it is used for those learning and doing tandem jumps.

Tandem jumps are a lot of weight for a standard parachute since it involves a student and the instructor, so the drogue comes in hand as a just in case. In conclusion, the parachute jump is just as much fun as any other jump, but should be carefully approached with proper training and equipment. Those who are just starting out are better off trying it with a tandem jump, and with the use of a drogue parachute in case a reserve is needed. Always be prepared because you can't just fall into skydiving!