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Parachuting, also known as skydiving, is where a person jumps from enough height so that he can deploy a fabric parachute and land safely. The history of parachuting appears to start with Andre-Jacques Garnerin who made successful parachute jumps from a hot-air balloon in 1797. The military developed parachuting technology first as a way to save aircrews from emergencies aboard balloons and aircraft in flight, later as a way of delivering soldiers to the battlefield. Early competitions date b
 
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Parachuting has complex skills that can take thousands of jumps to master, but the basics are often fully understood and useful during the first few jumps. There are four basic areas of skill: basic safety, free fall maneuvers, parachute operation, and landing. [edit] Free-fall maneuvers In freefall most skydivers start by learning to maintain a stable belly to earth "arch" position[1]. In this position the average fall rate is around 190 km/h (120 mph). Learning a stable arch position is
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