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How to Survive Without a Parachute?

Written by Mary Woods

When you’re jumping off an aircraft, the parachute is the most important thing. The idea of jumping without one is practically stupid. Other skydivers are still finding a way to land on the ground without one by using wing suits.

In this situation you’re free falling up in the air without a parachute to help you land safely. Skydiving may look fun in photographs, and the people look like they are having the time of their lives but real life isn’t always picture perfect.

No one in their right mind would jump out of an airplane without a parachute, but when you’re thousands of feet up in the air there is still potential for danger. Something can go when you’re training, just for the thrill of it, or while in an airplane. There are ways that you can survive without a parachute.

Unplanned freefall and survival

In other cases when the airline disaster strikes, there are also ways that you can survive the ordeal. It’s natural to panic at 35,000 feet, but don’t lose hope, because at 15,000 feet you will get your chance. Look for parachutes that may be lying around in the cargo hold or any piece of wreckage that’s aerodynamically suitable and flat.

You are about to make the first jump in your life or finally put those skydiving lesson to use. Your fear starts to subside and realized what a fool you are for acting like a coward when your feet were on solid ground.

Skydivers get off the plane at 12,000 feet above the ground. At 125 miles per hour you’re going to travel at 12,000 feet in one minute.

, if there’s no water look for trees.. Look for a conifer type of tree such as a redwood. , if there are no trees and the suburbs loom ahead try to land on the roof of an RV or mobile home.

Get off and look for trees. You can also use snow and steer yourself to land by putting your arms at your sides.

The last resort would be landing at your side so that 5 parts of your body equally absorb the shock if those options are not available.

The next thing to do is look for something that may break your fall or at least reduce the impact. Look for a body of water and dive.

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In this situation your main canopy either fails to inflate, get tangled in the line or tore apart. Thinking back to your lessons, you deploy the reserve. The reserve does not work and you’re left pretty much free falling in the sky.

The parachute is the most important thing when you’re jumping off an aircraft. The idea of jumping without one is practically stupid. No one in their right mind would jump out of an airplane without a parachute, but when you’re thousands of feet up in the air there is still potential for danger. Skydiving may look fun in photographs, and the people look like they are having the time of their lives but real life isn’t always picture perfect. Look for parachutes that may be lying around in the cargo hold or any piece of wreckage that’s aerodynamically suitable and flat.

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Mary Woods