Fly With Your Own Wings
Skydiving! It’s not just falling but the thrill of unencumbered horizontal flight.
Sport parachuting today is not rough and tumble. New equipment and the
latest training techniques let you advance quickly to graceful freefall, swift and
controlled canopy flight and smooth and easy tip-toe landings. This all-new,
7th revised edition covers every phase of beginning to advanced skydiving.
You will discover:
- What will happen on your first jump and your next . . .
- Exceptional freefall maneuvers that will surprise your instructors.
- Advanced canopy-flying techniques.
- To be thoroughly prepared for every possible emergency.
- How to open your reserve parachute.
- All about Automatic Activation Devices.
- Why people jump out of planes.
- Where to get the best equipment and what to look for.
- How to get into the action with lists of skydiving centers, parachute
equipment dealers, books, videos, magazines and more—worldwide.
The Skydiver's Handbook has a wealth of knowledge for the novice and experienced skydiver alike. Reference to this valuable resource will stimulate your enjoyment of the sport many times over.
-B. J. Worth, President,
U.S. Parachute Association
A valuable collection of information and a good first look at the sport.
When it comes to skydiving training and equipment, Dan Poynter wrote the book.
-Cliff Schmucker, President, Parachute Industry Association
Dan Poynter has earned virtually every license and rating in his 35 years of
skydiving. He is past Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Parachute Association
and past President of the Parachute Industry Association.
Mike Turoff has all the highest ratings, is a licensed (jump) pilot and a
parachute rigger. A chemist in real life, he spends his weekends with students,
explaining how things happen and applying safety to skydiving.
Jump? - Out of an Airplane?
Your First Jump and Your Second and Your Third
Parachuting Down Through the Ages. A Brief History
Your Freefall Progression
Your Canopy Progression
Advancement in Skydiving