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by Mike Turoff,Dan Poynter

eBook Parachuting: The Skydiver's Handbook download ISBN: 1568600623
Author: Mike Turoff,Dan Poynter
Publisher: Para Publishing; 8th edition (March 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 408
ePub: 1679 kb
Fb2: 1118 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Sports
Subcategory: Miscellaneous

free fall skydivers handbook dan poynter mike turoff poynter and mike every possible skydiving want to know good book cover to cover reading this book book was good great book training book recommend this book skydiving book sport aff parachuting tandem.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374) and index. Jump? Out of and airplane? -. - Your first jump and your second and your third. - Parachuting down through the ages: a brief history - Skydiving emergencies - Your progression in the sport beyond those first jumps - USPA's ISP - Your canopy progression - Skydiving equipment - Specialized jumps - Advancement in skydiving. Skydiving is not just falling but the thrill of unencumbered horizontal flight.

Parachuting, The Skydiver's Handbook helps both novice and experienced jumpers get the most out of the sport. The book details every phase of skydiving, canopy flying, safety, and equipment. It thoroughly explores freefall progression, learning to skydive, canopy progression and formation flying, specialized jumping, and every aspect of parachutes. Skydiving is the closest humankind can come to unfettered fight. Parachuting, The Skydiver's Handbook helps both novice and experienced jumpers get the most out of the sport.

The book details every phase of skydiving, canopy flying, safety, and equipment. Parachute Association. Contents About the Authors Chapter One - Jump?

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The Skydiver’s Handbook. Dan is one of sport parachuting’s most energetic, experienced and respected leaders. Mike Turoff is a USPA D-licensed expert parachutist and an Instructor Examiner in all four USPA training methods

The Skydiver’s Handbook. Santa Barbara, California. Mike Turoff is a USPA D-licensed expert parachutist and an Instructor Examiner in all four USPA training methods. Mike is also an FAA certificated commercially licensed, instrument rated pilot and has performed worked as a Jump Pilot at several drop zones. Mike’s real-world career job is that of an analytical chemist, but during his weekends of jumping, he is a dedicated instructor and he has made over 3,500 jumps since 1977.

Parachuting - The Skydivers Handbook. This product is not sold individually. This book will be your basic text and constant reference. Parachuting - The Skydivers Handbook. By Dan Poynter and Mike Turoff. You must select at least 1 quantity for this product. In 400 pages and 260 illustrations you are taken from first jump through advanced skydiving and canopy flying.

Instead, Dan Poynter and Mike Turoff's parach A free-falling parachuter, strapped onto a snowboard with a Cheshire grin and arms spread wide, graces the book's cover (as does his recently departed airplane, pitched at a rather precarious angle)

Instead, Dan Poynter and Mike Turoff's parach A free-falling parachuter, strapped onto a snowboard with a Cheshire grin and arms spread wide, graces the book's cover (as does his recently departed airplane, pitched at a rather precarious angle). Don't be misled: only a few pages of The Skydiver's Handbook are dedicated to skysurfing, one of the more radical aspects of parachuting. Instead, Dan Poynter and Mike Turoff's parachuting guide is exhaustive, addressing all levels and styles of skydiving, and providing a glut of like resources.

Parachuting, The Skydiver's handbook is directed to those looking into the sport for the first time as well as the advance jumper. Every phase of skydiving, canopy flying, safety and equipment is covered. An appendix of skydiving terminology is included.

Parachuting, The Skydiver’s Handbook helps both novice and .

Parachuting, The Skydiver’s Handbook helps both novice and experienced jumpers get the most out of the sport. The guide opens with a why-do-this analogy: "If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, get out of the vehicle.

This revised guide has over 400 pages of pertinent information for beginners as well as advanced jumpers. The authors cover every detail of canopy flying, skydiving, safety, and equipment. They also provide in-depth information on formation flying, specialized jumps, and handling emergencies.
Comments: (7)
Thozius
This book isn't terrible, but as someone who read this between finishing AFF and actually getting my A License a few weeks later, my impression is as follows:

1) This is for absolute beginners only. If you've already passed AFF, then you won't learn much from this book. You're better off looking for books about canopy flight (Brian Germain's book is excellent) and other advanced topics.

2) Everything in this book is in the SIM, and the newest SIM (I have the 2016/17 version) is very clear and easy to use. Buy a print version of the SIM and you'll have a much easier time finding and digesting the information.

3) This book is a little outdated. I'm sure it was ground breaking when the 1st edition came out, but we're up to at least the 10th edition now...there are sources of more modern information out there and I feel your time is better spent studying those.
Steamy Ibis
One of the quotes in this book is "the difference between fear and respect is knowledge." As a newbie to skydiving I have (like many others, I'm sure) wanted to gather as much information as possible about the sport, how the equipment works, the safety features that have evolved over the years to keep skydivers safer. So I've done a lot of research, thumbed through a lot of books and paid very close attention at the dropzone where I'm training.

This book, unlike anything else I've seen, organizes the principles of skydiving and the descriptions of various seemingly every possible relevant point into a very easy-to-follow format. I'm about halfway through it now and the more I read, the more comfortable I am with everything. Poynter and Turoff seem to simply be reinforcing everything I've learned from my actual instructors (both AFF and tandem).

To the point, if you're considering skydiving, if you're new to the sport, if you're an instructor looking for resources to pass along to uneasy students, this is it... a fabulous companion to the training you'll get at your own dropzone.
Qiahmagha
Good for the enthusiastic beginner. Some useful material in here to reinforce, but nothing beats experience. As you progress, check out Brian Germain's "The Parachute and It's Pilot". That has more technical details on canopy flight and will help you become a better canopy pilot and understand the dynamics of how your parachute works.
greatest
I found this skydiving book to be an excellent choice for those seeking more knowledge in the world of skydiving. I found a lot of information that I will keep coming back to reading about when I feel it is time for a refresher in all aspects of skydiving. I was also in the market for my first parachute rig and needed to find out more on where to go for my first rig, I found that the book was limited in this type of information. But, in the back of the book there are references which gave me contacts on where to go, this made it worth while. I definetly would recommend it to those seeking more information dealing with the sport of skydiving. I now take the book with me to work so I can tap into answers on questions that I have about the sport when ever they pop up.
For the price of this book you can not go wrong. It just about covers everything about the sport of sky diving.
Binthars
Just getting into skydiving, this book is a great read. It will inform you about a lot about the sport, the equipment (past and present), the training and beyond. Being on it's 10th edition, you can see where some of the newer stuff was put in and the flow of the book becomes slightly contorted from time to time, but the information is there and most of it is very useful to a new or not-yet-skydiving person. I would highly recommend this book to anyone considering or just beginning to skydive.
Vushura
I have previous (Military) free fall parachuting training. This book was good for me because it helped bridge the gap between jumping out of a plane with equipment, hitting the ground and doing an operation to the skydiving community, wearing a neon pink RW suit, jumping with friends, performing maneuvers, and high-fives & chocolate cake on the drop zone.

I liked the step by step instruction when it comes to packing, because my previous training was to bury or "cache" your chute, or it was re-packed by a qualified military packer-riggers.

I only wish this book showed more free fall maneuvers.

If you are interested in the sport, would like to know a little history about it, or a typical jump and drop zone activities, this is the book for you!
Bearus
You need this book!
The book did more for my understanding of the sport than the SIM.