Skydiver over Korotych Airfield near Kharkov discussion
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Skydiver over Korotych Airfield near Kharkov
A fixed base operator at a sky diving airport operates one or more aircraft that takes groups of skydivers up for a fee.
A typical jump involves individuals jumping out of an aircraft (usually an airplane, but sometimes a helicopter or even the gondola of a balloon), at approximately 4,000 meters (around 13,000 feet) altitude, and free-falling for a period of time (about a minute) before activating a parachute to slow the landing down to safe speeds (about 5 to 7 minutes).
This is flat-out awesome, McMaster! I remember 'way back' in the past when someone was claiming to see skydivers that were really just hairs and dust on aerial photograph negatives. At the time I thought we'd probably never manage to catch any skydivers in the act.
I'm glad to be proven wrong. Cool find!
Last edited by Munden; 03-06-2010 at 05:15 AM.