Parachutes for sale in South Africa offer buyers the chance to open up their horizons to the world of skydiving. In South Africa there are number of beautiful destinations where the ordinary person would only be able to enjoy it from the ground. However for those select few who can pay the price to take to the sky can experience this country in a whole new light.
It is for this reason that the Parachute Association of South Africa exists and their aim is:
To foster, develop and facilitate sport parachuting, in all its facets, within South Africa, in the safest and most progressive manner, on behalf of its members.
For those of you who want to know how to start. Or are wondering what kinds of skydiving there is available. Then there are several ways to begin.
Static Line Progression
Firstly, there is static line progression where you will train on the ground. After that go up into the air to an altitude of between 3000ft and 3500ft for your first jump. How this jump works is that as soon as you jump out of the plane your parachute will automatically be opened. By a static line that is attached to the plane.
After three successful jumps you will train to pull the parachute chord yourself and therefore take more control over the situation.
After approximately 5 more good jumps, you will be clear to do their first actual freefall. Although you will only be able to free fall for three seconds before having to deploy your chute. The more you jump, the longer you will be able to freefall for. The only downfall with this kind of training is that there is a 100kg weight limit.
Parachutes for Sale and Skydiving Equipment
For those of you who have decided that you want to take up the sport. You will obviously need all the correct equipment in order to do so.
This includes harnesses, helmets, and of course parachutes for sale in South Africa.
There are a number of outlets that manufacture and supply skydiving equipment. Some of the skydiving schools such as the Icarus Diving School. Or the world-renowned skydiving suppliers called Parachute Systems.
It is essential that you buy your canopies and equipment from a recognized supplier. Because no one wants to get up in the air only to discover that there equipment is faulty. Your safety comes first, before price or any deals that you think you may find.
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Accelerated Freefall Progression (ATF)
Another option for you to consider is Accelerated Freefall Progression (ATF). This ground intensive training prepares you for approximately 35 to 40 seconds of freefall.
This is because you will be jumping for 11 000ft with two qualified and highly experience instructors who although not attached to you, will keep a firm grip on you and will open your parachute for you.
They will also assist you to perform a sequence rehearsed in your ground training. This type of training consists of ten levels, all of which need to complete before going on to the next set level.
Tandem Skydives in South Africa
For those of you who want to get a taste of the sport before deciding on taking it up, then why not try a tandem skydive.
This will provide you with the experience of skydiving without any of the stress of having to do anything yourself. You will be strapped to a highly experience instructor called a Tandem Master. And you will be able to have approximately 35 to 40 seconds of freefall followed by a 4 minute canopy ride back to the ground.
In summary you need the right parachute for the right kind of skydive. Equipment prices can differ.
So research the parachutes for sale in South Africa at the stores. And compare prices of canopies available at different skydiving schools to get the best deal possible.