Four thousand metres high. One minute of free falling. Speed of close to two hundred kilometres per hour. At 1,500 metres, the parachute is opened. Between seven and ten minutes pass until the soft landing.
Parachuting consists of jumping from a plane and then gently sailing down through the air thanks to a parachute. Activities from acrobatics to precision jumps can be performed. The person descends 5.2 metres per second, and reaches the ground with a force that is less than if they had jumped from a height of three metres. Anyone in good health can enjoy this experience.
The parachute is a flying device that consists of a dome (similar to a large umbrella) and a harness designed to significantly reduce the speed of the free fall. The design has improved over time. Thus, they now control the speed of the drop, the effect of the wind and maintain stability based on the weight and shape of the object being transported.
The parachuting school Skydive, in Empuriabrava (Girona), is globally renowned. There are two ways of getting into or learning parachuting. The AFF course (Accelerated Free Fall) and the tandem jump (jump with a two-person parachute).
The AFF and AFF introduction parachuting courses are aimed at those who have decided that they want to practice free falling and be trained as a parachuter. The tandem jump is the simplest and fastest way to get started. The jump is not controlled by the participant, but rather the instructor takes care of everything.