Parachuting: The Skydiver's Handbook

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Para Publishing, Sep 1, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 402 pages
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Skydiving is the closest humankind can come to unfettered fight. "Parachuting, The Skydiver's Handbook helps both novice and experienced jumpers get the most out of the sport. The book details every phase of skydiving, canopy flying, safety, and equipment. It thoroughly explores freefall progression, learning to skydive, canopy progression and formation flying, specialized jumping, and every aspect of parachutes.

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The latest edition of this book since its original 1978 publication. LJ 's review from July of that year said,"A valuable collection of information and a good first look at the sport.'' A nice touch ... Read full review

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1971 is missing! In 1973 Paul Poppenhager (D-47) recieved guiness world record for 7000+ jumps presented to him in Indiantown, Florida by Bill Ottley , I believe. He's still an active skydiver in Florida. He is on Face Book or I can get more info. My #334-494-8275. Check info for accuracy!!!

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Dan Poynter was born on September 17, 1938. He received a bachelor's degree in social science from California State University, Chico. He worked in the aviation industry as a parachute-designer. When he went looking for a book on the then-emerging sport of hang gliding and couldn't find one, he decided to publish his own book on the subject. He was one the earliest advocates of quality self-publishing. He wrote more than 130 books during his lifetime including Hang Gliding and The Self-Publishing Manual. He founded Para Publishing in 1969. The company focused on technical books and manuals about sky-diving and parachute design. The company eventually expanded its list to include books on a variety of topics including self-publishing and writing. He was a founding member of the Publishers Marketing Association (now called the Independent Book Publishers Association). In 1992, he received the organization's Benjamin Franklin Person of the Year Award for Lifetime Achievement. He died after a long illness on November 3, 2015 at the age of 77.

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