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skydiving

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by Abdullah Ibrahim on 7 March 2013

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Transcript of skydiving

History of skydiving skydiving Tandem skydiving Disciplines It might be surprising to learn that parachuting may have begun prior to 90 B.C. in China. China's renowned historian, Ssuma Ch'ien studied ancient texts, which told the story of Emperor Shun whose father was trying to kill him. He fled into a granary tower, which his father set ablaze. The Emperor tied several large conical straw hats together and jumped out of the tower, the hats serving as a parachute, and landed safely on the ground.
Joseph Montgolfier of France, who in the late 18th century, first gave significant meaning to the modern use of the parachute by testing his device while jumping out of a hot air balloon. His success led to a plethora of balloonist stunt jumpers using parachutes. Static Line Types of skydiving There is really no age requirement, but it is suggested that individuals be around the age of 18. It is also important that the sky diver is in reasonably good health. As demonstrated above with the 92, 90, and 100 year old jumpers, there is no upper limit.
The landing is a soft landing. You gently land on your feet and step like you’re stepping off of a curb.
It takes about 10 to 15 jumps before a student can jump without their instructor. Some may require more jumps than that before they are secure enough to take on the sky solo. facts done by: Abdullah Mohamed.
supervized by: MR.Chris. thank you In essence, Skydiving is the act of jumping out of an aircraft at a high altitude and deploying a parachute in order to land safely on the ground. What is Skydiving?
Sources:
Internet:
1.http://www.skydiving.com/history-of-skydiving.php

2.http://www.livestrong.com/article/469043-types-of-skydiving/

3.http://www.uspa.org/AboutSkydiving/SkydivingDisciplines/tabid/527/Default.aspx
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