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Skydiving, also known as parachuting, is considered by many one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Johnson et al. asserts that, though not always, skydiving involves a certain time of free fall after diving from an aircraft at high altitudes in the sky, with the body accelerating at an increasing rate up to the terminal velocity (1). The divers are influenced by the gravitational pull and land on earth. Once the diver reaches the terminal velocity, he or...
In the world we live in today, we tend to accept things for the way they are without ever really questioning how they came to be. Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Since the beginnning mankind has always wanted to fly but unfortunately gravity has served as a relentless ball and chain that held us down in such times. There had to be a way around it! The concept of falling from the sky dates as far back...
When squaring up to the idea of going skydiving for the first time, people have many questions. What is it about leaping from an airplane that makes this an item on so many bucket lists? Is skydiving good for your health? Can it really change your life? Why go skydiving? There are some very compelling reasons to experience freefall, whether by doing a tandem skydive or signing up for a License course to become a skydiver yourself. Some of the...
When my friend tried to talk me into skydiving, I always had a well composed excuse of the story of a tortoise and most it always began with a question. “Do you know why tortoises live for a hundred-plus years? Well, perhaps they have a protective shell to make them resistance to any attack,” my friend would always answer. And I would shout, “Wrong as usual, the reason they live to see a whole century is because they don’t jump...
The major issues are whether the exemption clause for skydiving centre is valid and whether the skydiving centre is liable for Rein’s injury. The exemption clause excluded skydiving centre’s liability for a breach of contract and possibly negligence. However, the clause must be examined by the following facts: firstly, whether the exemption clause includes in the contract when the contract was formed and whether the party has been informed or noticed. Secondly, whether the words included in the clause are...
“Jumping is fun! Skydiving is not just falling; it is flying—the closest we have been able to come to free, unencumbered, non-mechanical individual flight,” says Mike Turoff in the book The Skydiver’s Handbook. I totally agree with him because skydiving provides the maximum liberty that one can ever experience. In this article, I’d like to describe to you my first jump in order to show you how much fun skydiving is. First of all, I learned about skydiving via the...