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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)[1] before activating a parachute to slow the landing down to safe speeds (about 5 to 7 minutes).

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