Parachuting: The Skydiver's Handbook
Fly with your own wings
Skydiving! It's not just falling but the thrill of unencumbered horizontal flight. Sport parachuting today is not rough and tumble. New equipment and the latest training techniques let you advance quickly to graceful freefall, swift and controlled canopy flight, and smooth and easy tip-toe landings. This all-new, "7th revised edition" covers every phase of skydiving from beginning to advanced.
You will learn: What will happen on your first jump and your next ...Exceptional freefall maneuvers that will surprise your instructorsAdvanced canopy flying techniquesTo be throrughly prepared for every possible emergencyHow to open your reserve parachuteAll about Automatic Activation DevicesWhy people jump out of planesWhere to get the best equipment and what to look forHow to get into the action with lists of skydiving centers, parachute equipment dealers, books, videos, magazines and more - world wide.
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"Skydiving is the closest humankind can come to unfettered flight. Parachuting, The Skydiver’s Handbook helps both novice and experienced jumpers get the most out of the sport. The book details every ... Read full review
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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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Chapter Two Your First Jump and Your Second
Chapter Three Parachuting Down Through the Ages
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