Skydiving Parachutes

We often get questions about the cost and material of the parachutes we use. I thought I would share some basic info about the gear we use for skydiving.
Parachute systems vary as much as cars do. There are all different sizes and configurations. They are so varied that it would take a 20 page essay to go into all the details about each type.
In this blog I will give our readers a little more info about the parachutes we use to Tandem Skydive in Virginia.

With Tandem Skydiving there are two people suspended under the parachute system, the instructor and the customer. Of course with two people there is added weight so the square footage of our canopy is much larger than it would be for a single skydiver. Tandem parachutes are also usually designed to not be as high performance as a single skydivers parachute. Think of a Tandem Parachute flying over Virginia as a large safe minivan where a parachute designed for a single skydiver as more of a sport car. Our goal in Tandem Skydiving is a nice, easy, and safe flight down. To accomplish this, No Limits Skydiving uses one of the skydiving industry leading companies “Strong Enterprises” for our staff.
http://www.strongparachutes.com/launch/default.asp

Strong Enterprises was one of the skydiving industry leaders in developing Tandem Skydiving. Please take a look at their web site link for more info about this company.

Parachutes can usually be jumped around 300 jumps before the lines are sent off for replacement. The actual fabric of the parachute can easily be used for a thousand jumps if well maintained. One of the biggest harmful effects to any parachute is direct sunlight. So when not in use it is always better to store the system in an area where no direct sunlight can shine on the parachute.

All skydiving containers in the United States are required to have two parachutes. A main parachute and a reserve parachute. The reserve parachute must be inspected by a FAA Certified Rigger each 160 days.

If you have any questions about parachutes or skydiving in Virginia, please contact us anytime. Of course you can also contact us to reserve your adventure day in the sky with No Limits Skydiving!

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