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- Scared to death. Anderson, D.S. // Flying Safety;Dec95, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p28
Recounts the author's experience on his first parachute jump. Precautions against parachute malfunction; Preparation for the jump from a C-141; Landing on soft ground; Discovery of an unlocked harness quick-release mechanism.
- Just plane safe. // National Geographic World;Oct90, Issue 182, p16
Discusses the use of parachutes for small planes. Floating both pilot and plane to safety.
- Surfing sky high. // Current Science;12/13/91, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p9
Explains the science behind a famous soft drink commercial showing sky divers surfing the skies on surfboards. Drag created by surfboards; Turbulence; Highly dangerous; Filmed in Australia.
- First 'Successful' Australian Cirrus Chute Pull Ends Well. // AVweb;11/26/2012, Vol. 18 Issue 48A, p5
The article reports on the first successful Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) made by Australia last November 21, 2012 as recorded by the Australian Transportation Safety Board.
- For the low jump. Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist;07/26/97, Vol. 155 Issue 2092, p21
Reports on British efforts to develop a low-altitude military parachute. Use of tucked-in rims in the design; International interest in the trials.
- A soaring image. Daily, Linda // Association Management;Sep97, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p55
Provides information how the presidential parachute jump made by former president of the United States George Bush created a public relating challenge and opportunity for the United States Parachute Association (USPA) and the Parachutes Industry Association. Comments from Chris Needels,...
- Conquering the black hole. Miller III, George R. // Flying Safety;Jun95, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p5
Presents a vivid narration of night parachute jumping and the doubts and fear that a parachutist encounters during the process of diving. Description of the equipments, machines, and other tools utilized in parachute jumping; Importance of confidence in one's training, equipment and self.
- SkyJump Las Vegas. // Park World;Feb2010, p9
The article offers information on the Sky Jump Las Vegas, an attraction to be offered at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, which will give participants an opportunity to drop 855 feet from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Tower as well as view the Las Vegas Strip.
- Up in the air. Parker, Robert Andrew // New Yorker;4/18/94, Vol. 70 Issue 9, p76
Features the author's experience in parachute jumping. Process of preparing for the jump; Practices; Height from where the author jumped; Facial expression after the jump.