How to get dressed for skydiving?
If you want to be a skydiving fan, it's important to know what to wear for a descent. For more comfort and a better fit in the parachute, choose loose, flared clothing that will cover your body from head to toe. If you're working underwater, be careful to wear clothing that won't make it easier to eject. Also, remember to take an emergency bag filled with useful items (hat, gloves, etc.) and study the skydivers' manual carefully before you leave.
Why choose a parachute to jump?
Why choose a parachute to jump?
There is a lot to think about when considering the choice of a parachute for jumping. First of all, what is the purpose? If it's just for fun, an ordinary parachute will be useless. If you are looking for an activity that gives you a sense of freedom and fun, skydiving is a good option. If you want to achieve a specific goal or learn a new discipline, a full-fledged parachute is for you. Finally, the question of budget is especially important. It is easy to get carried away by the tempting offers and to be persuaded to put everything on one parachute. This can happen when you are young and impatient. Once you have decided to jump, it is essential to choose the right parachute.
What exactly is parachuting?
Skydiving, or parachuting, is a sport that involves jumping from one landing point to another using a parachute. Most of the time, jumps are made from a cloud of dust, but some athletes also jump in free air. The distances reached vary between 1m and 300 km. These jumps are often done to qualify for international competitions.
It all starts in the classroom
If you don't want your jump to be a mere formality and you want to learn more about skydiving, it is advisable to start by joining a skydiving school. These schools aim to teach you the basics of skydiving and jumping techniques. They also have qualified instructors who will introduce you to the different disciplines of skydiving. Once you have made your first skydive, you will be better equipped to continue to progress.
How to choose the right parachute to jump?
It is essential to choose a good parachute to jump. This choice depends on the type of jump you are planning. For classic jumps, you can use a standard parachute. For dust jumps, you should choose a full-face parachute that has dust inlets. The parachutes for weightless jumps are also complete, but they do not contain dust. For very long or very high jumps, a complete parachute with a safety system that is activated in case of a fall can be used. These parachutes also have dust inlets to avoid falling into the void during the jump.
What are the different parachute options?
A parachute is a piece of equipment that can save a person's life in the event of an accidental fall. There are three types of parachutes: the classic parachute, the debris resistant parachute and the transport parachute.
The classic parachute is a material that consists of a steel cable that deploys after being embedded in a foundation. This parachute is light enough to allow the user to land quickly after the fall.
The debris resistant parachute is made of a reinforced material that allows it to resist impacts. This type of parachute is recommended for falls around urban areas or where stones and other debris may be encountered.
The transport parachute is designed for long distances. It is equipped with a suspension system to support the load and a quick descent system.
How to dress to jump?
After having discussed the different types of parachutes, it is time to question their use. The parachute is synonymous with freedom, and this can be true for almost any type of person: sports enthusiasts, tourists, etc. Even though all the information about parachutes is on the internet, it is not always easy to find it accurately and in good quality. For this reason, we will see together the different steps to follow before and after a parachute descent.
To begin with, it is important to think about your destination. If you want to land in a forest or a secluded site, a looser, less sophisticated outfit is required. If you want to land near people, a more elegant outfit is desirable. Also, if your parachute is equipped with a safety harness, be sure to wear it properly. At the beginning of the descent, it is advisable to breathe deeply in order to avoid stress and to keep your composure. Finally, be careful not to slip on the rope that connects the parachute to the canoe and also avoid touching the parachute ropes that come out of the canoe.
Once ready, wait until your aircraft is as close as possible to your destination and then grab the parachute. It is recommended that you jump in tandem with a competent person to have a better chance of success. Then, fall as gently as possible, taking care not to move away from the canoe. If your parachute is equipped with electronic monitoring, it should have an automatic landing plan. After landing, turn off your parachute and wait for rescue to arrive before re-boarding.
If you do not want to use a parachute, consult your doctor or an instructor to determine if you are fit for freefall.
I recommend that you choose a safe and stylish outfit for your skydive. Use a full protective suit, sturdy boots and a helmet that complies with current regulations. Be careful and stay focused during your jump!