Skydiving is a sport in which one or more people jump from an aeroplane and fall freely before opening a parachute. Skydivers typically jump at altitudes of up to 4600 metres and fall at speeds of more than 160 kilometres per hour.They open their parachutes between 600 and 900 metres from the ground and then glide to earth at about 16 kilometres per hour.
INTERESTING FACTSMost Four-Man Team Formations In A Skydive
On the 23rd September 1999, four members of the Arizona Airspeed Team arranged themselves in a record 39 formations before finally landing.
In accuracy skydiving, the jumper aims for a target that measures about 5cm in diameter. In relative work skydiving, a team of free-falling skydivers join together to make geometrically shaped formations.
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