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sky diving click to hear : sky diving

Sport that consists of jumping out of an airplane, falling freely for a certain period while performing various maneuvers and then opening a parachute.
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reserve parachute boot one-piece coverall main parachute goggles helmet harness altimeter

reserve parachute click to hear : reserve parachute

Extra parachute used in the event the main one malfunctions; an automatic activation device deploys it when a predetermined safe altitude is reached.

boot click to hear : boot

Reinforced shoe used for sky diving that provides good ankle support for the landing.

one-piece coverall click to hear : one-piece coverall

Overalls designed to protect the sky diver against cold and reduce the danger of snagging on equipment.

main parachute click to hear : main parachute

The parachute deployed by the sky diver when in the air; if a problem arises, the reserve parachute can be deployed.

goggles click to hear : goggles

Equipment that protects the eyes against cold and wind and provides good visibility during the jump.

helmet click to hear : helmet

Hard-shelled piece of equipment that protects the head against impact and the cold.

harness click to hear : harness

Arrangement of straps that connects the sky diver to the suspension lines of the main and reserve canopies; it is stowed in a pack before departure.

altimeter click to hear : altimeter

Device that indicates the sky diver’s altitude to help with the decision of when to open the parachute.