For skydivers, the sky isn’t the limit. It’s just the beginning. Thousands of people each year try the sport of skydiving. Some only jump once, while others go on to experience lifelong adventures, maneuvering and flipping through the air.
“Skydiving is not for everyone. But, if you enjoy the challenge of learning to perform in a completely new environment, are willing to make the effort to do it safely, and can overcome your fears to make the first few jumps – the rewards can be tremendous,” says skydiver Bill von Novak. He has jumped around 5,500 times, is a fill-in instructor at Perris Valley Skydiving in California, and sometimes teaches a free fall course to Navy SEALS at Tac-Air.
Skydivers jumping from an airplane (photo by Bill von Novak)
There are three options for your first jump. However, before you can make any attempts at skydiving, a ground course on safety and equipment is required. The length and complexity of the course depends on the jump you choose.
The most popular first-jump technique is tandem. Tandem has the shortest ground course, and is the easiest to complete. You and the instructor are strapped together in a double harness (the instructor behind, with you in front). Your instructor wears the tandem rig, which contains a main and a reserve parachute. You jump out of the plane together, and the instructor takes care of opening the
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andré-Jacques Garnerin was probably the first parachute jumper.in 1797 (over 100 years before airplanes were invented),he jumped from a hot air balloon.
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There are two parachutists who claimed to be the first to jump out of an aeroplane. Both Grant Morton and Captain Albert Berry parachuted from an airplane in 1911 or 1912. Morton had a silk parachute folded in his arms which he threw out as he left the plane. Captain Berry had a 36 foot parachute packed into a metal case beneath the fuselage. The chute had a trapeze bar for him to hold on to as he jumped and descended to the ground.André-Jacques Garnerin became the first person to make a parachute jump on October 22, 1797. He ascended in a hydrogen balloon and was dropped from about 6,500 feet over Monceau Park in Paris in a parachute 23 feet in diameter. The parachute was made of white canvas with a basket attached. In 1799, Garnerin's wife, Jeanne-Genevieve Garnerin, became the first woman to make a parachute jump. The first freefall jump from an aeroplane was made by Georgia "Tiny" Broadwick in 1914. In WW1 British Pilots were denied parachutes lest they used them to desert their aircraft !
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her fathers name is Jacques Des Granches. She got married to jacues cartier in 1520.
Jacues Cartier. Jacques Cartier did his voyage in the 15th century so he could not claim Canada whoever wrote the first answer probably wasn't paying attention to the question. Also he spelled his name wrong. By the way he died in 1551
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