Jump! Skydiving Made Fun and Easy

ISBN-10: 0071410686
ISBN-13: 9780071410687
Edition: 2003
Author(s): Tom Buchanan
Description: To jump or not to jump--this book answers the question! Here's just the thing for anyone who has ever toyed with the idea of skydiving and wants to know more before deciding if the sport is right for them. Writing for those with no real skydiving  More...
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Copyright Year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication Date: 1/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

To jump or not to jump--this book answers the question! Here's just the thing for anyone who has ever toyed with the idea of skydiving and wants to know more before deciding if the sport is right for them. Writing for those with no real skydiving knowledge, the author provides a complete overview of the sport, discussing the thrill, the risk, the basics, jump training, safety training, the cost, the time, where to go, what to do, questions to ask, and much more. THE book to read before enrolling in a skydiving class. * Explains the types of skydiving: Tandem, Accelerated Freefall, and Static Line * Tells how to go about selecting a school or training program * Provides a series of questions to ask when comparing skydiving centers by telephone * Includes Frequently Asked Questions * Beautiful 8-page color insert

About the Authorp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Using This Bookp. vii
My First Jumpp. x
Contemporary Skydivingp. xi
Overviewp. 1
What Kind of People Jump out of Perfectly Good Airplanesp. 3
Getting Startedp. 5
Costsp. 7
Weather Issuesp. 8
Liability and Insurance Concernsp. 11
Weight Limitsp. 12
Medical Issuesp. 14
Sensory Overloadp. 18
Need for Speedp. 20
Emergenciesp. 23
Training Methodsp. 25
Tandem Jumpsp. 25
Static Line Jumpsp. 30
Accelerated Free Fallp. 35
Making More Jumpsp. 38
Video Trainingp. 39
Freefall Simulatorsp. 39
Parachute Simulatorsp. 44
Hybrid Training Programsp. 46
Regulation and Instructor Certificationp. 51
Federal Aviation Administrationp. 51
United States Parachute Associationp. 54
Skydive Universityp. 60
State Regulationp. 61
Tandem Manufacturersp. 62
Psychologyp. 65
Your Stress Levelp. 65
A Model of Fear Managementp. 66
Using Friends to Control Stressp. 75
Relaxingp. 76
Using Call-Outsp. 78
Converting Stressp. 79
Improving Your Lifep. 80
Equipmentp. 83
A Complete Rigp. 83
Tandem Equipmentp. 84
Student Parachute Rigsp. 90
Expert Skydiver Rigsp. 94
Automatic Activation Devicesp. 96
Jumpsuitsp. 99
Helmetsp. 100
Gogglesp. 101
Altimeters and Instrumentsp. 102
Log Booksp. 105
Aircraftp. 107
Piston versus Turbinep. 107
Common Jump Planesp. 110
Other Airplanesp. 117
Understanding Riskp. 119
USPA Reportsp. 120
Tandemp. 126
Injuriesp. 128
Other Activitiesp. 128
Relative Riskp. 130
How Skydivers Flyp. 133
Archp. 134
Flying the Parachutep. 137
Formation Skydivingp. 137
Freeflyp. 140
Speed Skydivingp. 142
Wingsuit Flightp. 144
Sky Surfingp. 146
High-Altitude Jumpingp. 147
Parachute Swoopingp. 148
CRWp. 150
Exhibition Jumpingp. 152
BASE Jumpingp. 152
Mixing It Upp. 154
All about Drop Zonesp. 157
Organizationp. 157
Spectatorsp. 159
Social Activityp. 160
Large Drop Zonesp. 162
Small Drop Zonesp. 165
Making It All Workp. 168
Making Your Decisionp. 177
Getting Startedp. 179
Checking the Webp. 181
Using the Phonep. 182
Comparing the Answersp. 191
Making the Decisionp. 192
Frequently Asked Questions and Answersp. 195
Notesp. 205
Glossaryp. 208
Acknowledgmentsp. 221
Indexp. 223
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