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    Jump! Skydiving Made Fun and Easy

    ISBN-10: 0071410686
    ISBN-13: 9780071410687
    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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    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
    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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