Parachuting: The Skydiver's Handbook

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This revised guide has over 400 pages of pertinent information for beginners as well as advanced jumpers. The authors cover every detail of canopy flying, skydiving, safety, and equipment. They also provide in-depth information on formation flying, specialized jumps, and handling emergencies.

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A free-falling parachuter, strapped onto a snowboard with a Cheshire grin and arms spread wide, graces the book's cover (as does his recently departed airplane, pitched at a rather precarious angle). Don't be misled: only a few pages of The Skydiver's Handbook are dedicated to skysurfing, one of the more radical aspects of parachuting. Instead, Dan Poynter and Mike Turoff's parachuting guide is exhaustive, addressing all levels and styles of skydiving, and providing a glut of like resources. The guide opens with a why-do-this analogy: "If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, get out of the vehicle." Novice skydivers will learn the basics, from tarmac preparation to the first static line jump. And yes, experienced jumpmasters will find enough advanced material to hold their interest: free fall and canopy progression, equipment updates, and emergency procedures. All readers will appreciate the glossary and the lists of skydiving centers, parachute equipment dealers, and literary material. --Rob McDonald

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This is only up-to-date basic sport parachuting handbook and it is highly recommended.-The Next Whole Earth Catalog.

Poynter's latest fills the bill of educating while entertaining. He says it well.-Parachutist magazine.

For a lesson or just some vicarious thrills, read Parachuting, The Skydiver's Handbook.-New York Post.

A valuable collection of information and a good first look at the sport.-Library Journal.

Dan's strength as a writer lies in his technical descriptions of equipment; these are faultless.-British Sport Parachutist magazine.

This handy volume falls into the "Everything you need to know about..." category and is required reading for everyone who wants to jump out of and aeroplane.-Flight International.

All aspects are covered in a clear and authoritative fashion.-Air International.

Chapters cover an overview of the sport, detailed discussion of each facet of the first jump, the history of parachuting, and an in-depth study of parachuting emergencies. Other sections discuss specialized jumping and equipment. Appendix contains a glossary and a list of drop zones, books, magazines and films.-Sporting Goods Business.

Well-written, this volume is profusely illustrated with photos and drawings. A useful addition to the public library collection.-Choice.

Dan Poynter has done it again.-Spotter NewsMagazine.

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S kydiving! 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, seventh revised edition covers every phase of beginning to advanced skydiving.

You will learn: * 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.

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.

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