Parachuting: The Skydiver's Handbook

Front Cover
Para Pub., 1989 - Parachuting - 400 pages
0 Reviews

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Parachuting: the skydiver's handbook

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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


Chapter One Jump? Out of an Airplane?
Chapter Two Your First Jump
Chapter Three History of Parachuting

7 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1989)

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.

Bibliographic information