If you’re planning to do this breathtaking activity, then you should be prepared to know that skydivers would usually exit their airplane at the height of 4000 metres or 13,000 feet. After doing so, you would have to do a freefall for a period of time and then you could open your parachute to slow down your descent until you reach a safe and slow landing speed.
Generally, the chute should be fully inflated by the height of around 2,500 ft. In fact it is part of the law that skydivers should jump with two chutes. One would be the main chute and the other would be the reserve, just in case the main parachute would fail.
Once your parachute is in its full inflation, you now have the ability to control your speed and direction using your chute’s steering lines. With that, technical maneuvers could be executed by experienced skydivers giving them the ability to land with great accuracy. In fact, there are even some competitions held on being able to land in a specific spot with the most precision and style.
Table of Contents
A Guide to Skydiving
Formation Skydiving: Creating Art While You Fall
Freestyle Skydiving: A Solo Performance
Free Flying: Do It Your Way
All About Skydiving Weights
Skydiving: 101 The Truth about Parachutes
Skydiving Myths Revealed
Get a Mentor
The Less Popular Types of Skydiving
The Skydiving History
Skydiving: It's Official