Jump! : Skydiving Made Fun and Easy

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Pub. Date: 2003-01-24
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Professional
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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

Author Biography

Tom Buchanan holds Instructor ratings issued by The United States Parachute Association in Accelerated Freefall, static line, instructor assisted freefall, and tandem training. He has earned tandem equipment ratings covering the Vector, Sigma, Racer, and Dual Hawk systems. Mr. Buchanan has been appointed Safety and Training Advisor at one of the largest skydiving centers in the Northeastern United States, and serves as a Coach Course Director, training other skydivers to be instructors. He holds an FAA Senior Parachute Rigger Certificate, and is an FAA certificated Commercial Pilot with ratings in single and multiengine airplanes, as well as gliders.

Mr. Buchanan made his first jump in 1979 at a small skydiving club near Buffalo, New York. Since then, he has made more than 4500 skydives, and logged more than 65 hours of freefall time.

Table of Contents

Training Methods
Regulation and Instructor Certification
Understanding Risk
How Skydivers Fly
All About Drop Zones
Making Your Decision
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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