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Canopy Control and Landing

Chapter Objectives

  • Understanding canopy control basics. 
  • Learn the Canopy Inflation Assessment.
  • Execute a flight plan from opening to landing.

In the following sections you will be introduced to the essential concepts of canopy control, inflation assessment, flying a chosen flight path, and proper landing procedures. At this point in your first jump you are no longer falling at terminal velocity and you are safely under a functional canopy. Many skydivers claim that the moment following a successful opening of their parachute is one of the most blissful feelings of the entire jump experience. Everything slows down, it is suddenly quiet, and you begin preparing for a safe landing.

REMEMBER: The jump is not over until you are safely on the ground.