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Facts & Myths of Skydiving

WWW.GOSKYDIVE.COM PRESENTS: eeep GO SKYDIVE SKYDIVING! THE MYTHS & FACTS Thinking of going skydiving? Researching to see how likely it is you'll snuff it? Look no further. We'll tell which you skydive rumours are true, and which ones are complete tosh. hello there 1. NATTER WHILST FALLING You can talk to each other during freefall MYTH :The wind traveling past your ears at ::well over 100mph pretty much •makes you deaf to all sounds 2. THE RIP CHORD Skydivers pull a rip chord to release their chute MYTH Skydivers now use rigs as opposed to a rip cord (out of general use in 1980's) cheeeeeeese 3. MOST PARACHUTE JUMPS by one man = 40,000+ FACT Held by skydiver and parachuter Don Kellner 4. WHEN CHORD IS PULLED, YOU GO BACK UP. MYTH it's actually the videographer who is still in free fall. I feel sick 5. MOST PARACHUTE DESCENTS IN A SINGLE DAY 640 jumps FACT Record held by parachuting nutter Jay Stokes Ooooooosh 6. UNCONSCIOUS FALLING If you get knocked out mid-jump, you're a gonner MYTH Well, most skydivers jump with a device known: as an Automatic Activation Device (AAD) which deploys automicailly at around 750 feet SOURCES:

Facts & Myths of Skydiving

shared by Kempton12 on Oct 16
The facts and myths about skydiving - here to help put peoples minds at rest and teach them some interesting stats about this high adrenaline sport


Ian Flynn


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