A Story of One Parachute Jump

A Story of One Parachute Jump

This post is devoted to all parachutists and those who wants to bail out.

We’ve chosen this cute air club, the wind 5 km/h allows to jump with a parachute

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The club has some AN, YAK aircrafts and helicopters. People come here to balloon and play with radio-controlled air models.

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“Aerial vehicle is secured”

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Safety training: a volunteer is showing a proper legs position while landing.

A Story of One Parachute Jump

All landing circumstances should be considered. You never know where you may land.

Quick turn demostration in the harness

A Story of One Parachute Jump

It’s important to be taught how to pack a top cord and a canopy, when you do it properly, you’ll easily get from a landing point to a starting point.

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A reliable An2 may land even with its engine off.

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Inside AN-2 aircraft: here you’ll be told the history of this vehicle, the procedure of separation from a board. That’s the final part of training.

A Story of One Parachute Jump

Preparation on a day of jumping. Each of you will undergo a rigorous health check. If a person has a heart attack or something while jumping the club will probably have problems…

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These guys are waiting for a start…

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Starting line: last instructions, check of safety belts and a mechanism of a reserve parachute.

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When you find yourself outboard you have to count to 4 first. The canopy of a main parachute will open for this time. Soon, you’ll feel slowdown caused by deployment. If the main canopy opens fully and its contour is even you may deactivate the reserve hanging on your belly.

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One of the jumpers hasn’t deactivated his reserve and now he’s flying under this “bra”…

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Instructors follow the jumpers but they use special parachutes.

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Waiting for the aircraft …

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Starting line, final instructions: “don’t repeat the experience of that “bra” jumper, bla-bla-bla..”

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“Don’t poop on a city you are flying over!”

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Bye-bye, AN-2!

A Story of One Parachute Jump

Never hesitate at a hatch of the aircraft, the drop-zone is only 1000m x1000m, the aircraft is ringing, you are not the only one to jump – each 5 seconds three persons have to bail out.

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At height 100m you may discern things on the ground. On the picture – proper legs position before landing

A Story of One Parachute Jump

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You have great emotions after a jump, you feel absolutely happy and forget all your problems.

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The cars take those who has landed too far.

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There is enough space for 8 jumpers with equipment in such a car!

A Story of One Parachute Jump

Packing harnesses with canopies and cords for the further transportation to the warehouse.

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Those who have made their first jump get a special certificate with information about the jump: name, parachute model, date, height, signature of the club’s director.

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Sometimes you may see awesome and dangerous things in the sky …

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The main canopy opened partially, it didn’t look roundish. In this circumstances you can’t control landing and may have serious injuries, break both legs and seriously injure your back.

Only some meters over the ground his reserve took all functions upon itself, it might end very badly…

A Story of One Parachute Jump

Luckily the jumper didn’t suffer this time and was not injured. It’s important to notice the problem in order to have time to save yourself.

A Story of One Parachute Jump

There’s such a parachute joke: “If you’ve been unlucky once, never do it again!’

A Story of One Parachute Jump

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10 thoughts on “A Story of One Parachute Jump”

  1. I could never go skyjumping for fun. It sounds absolutely horrifying, jumping out of a plane. I don’t understand how anyone could do so, but if they like it, that’s fine. I’m just way too chicken.

  2. Hey!

    I’ve jumped totally the same way in Hungary, 20 years ago. This is the military way of education. We used the same type of reserve (BE-8), the plain was AN-2 as well, but our main parachute was the East-German standard (RS 4/4). As far as I can see, not soo many thing has changed in Russia! But I must admit, that this is quite secure way of learning! The only risk is, that the plane falls before it reaches 400 meters height.

    It was roxxxxxxx! Parachuting is one of the best thing on the world.

  3. @admin: I just have to say your site is the first I’ve come across this morning that doesn’t have typos every other sentence. Thanks for taking the time to construct something that doesn’t look like a 5th grader put together. I apologize, just had to vent.

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