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How to execute a Parachute landing fall.

The Parachute Landing Fall consists of five points of contact:

1) Balls of the feet.
2) Calf muscle.
3) Thigh muscle.
4) Buttocks.
5) Lat's.

Determine the direction of drift.

While still at least 100 ft Above Ground Level (AGL) look at down and determine your direction of drift.

Prepare to land

The landing position should be assumed not less than 100ft AGL. Press the feet and knees tightly together, bend the knees slightly and point the balls of the feet downward.

Moderate muscular tension must be maintained in the legs to insure that the legs absorb a portion of the landing impact.

Look at the horizon to avoid anticipating contact with the ground.

 

Landing

As soon as the balls of the feet contact the ground twist the upper body away from the direction of drift.

Press the outside knee against the inside knee.

Fall in the direction of drift.

 

 

Continue to bend and twist vigorously exposing the calf and thigh muscles.

 

 

 

Ensuring that the head remains tucked tightly to the chest. The neck muscles should be tensed to prevent the head from striking the ground.

 

 

 

Exhale or shout as the upper body impacts the ground, this will reduce internal pressure and help your body absorb the impact.

 

Roll in the direction of drift.

 

Keep the elbows in and hands up to protect the face.

 

 

 

Be prepared to disable the parachute and or glider so as not to get dragged.

 

 

 

by Mike Fifield


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