ParaZero's Parachute System Protects Drone Payloads from Damage

ParaZero’s Parachute System Protects Drone Payloads from Damage


Drone safety systems company ParaZero Israel Ltd has announced that its drone safety system has managed to successfully save hundreds of thousands of dollars in payloads that were mounted on a commercial drone that nearly crashed a couple of weeks ago. The mission had been executed by a commercial drone operator working in homeland security. ParaZero‘s drone safety system quickly …

Female Parachute Instructor Snub Generated Worldwide Controversy

Female Parachute Instructor Snub Generated Worldwide Controversy

Military, Parachuting News

A recent event that took place during a parachute equipment demonstration at a military base near Jerusalem has put the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and its human resources policies on the defensive. The incident occurred on August 8, when a group of Orthodox soldiers turned away from the presentation because a woman was conducting it. Initial reports claimed that fifty …

The Real Story About When the Parachute Was Invented

The Real Story About When the Parachute Was Invented


Here’s the Real Story About When the Parachute Was Invented When Louis-Sébastien Lenormand made the first recorded, successful parachute jump in France in 1783, he was standing on the shoulders of countless men and women who had shared the dream before him. Many other experimenters had tried and failed, and a few may have succeeded without documenting their accomplishments. Nonetheless, …

Skydiving Regulators: Who Keeps Skydiving Safe?

Skydiving Regulators: Who Keeps Skydiving Safe?


Skydiving Regulators If you are looking into the sport of skydiving, you may be wondering who is in charge of the rules of the sport. There are two main skydiving regulators in the United States: the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the United States Parachute Association (USPA). These two organizations work together to keep the sport of skydiving safe. According …

Levity Hammocks and Swings - Repurposing for the Future

Levity Hammocks and Swings – Repurposing for the Future

Parachuting News

Levity Hammocks and Swings is proud to get the word out about Levity Hammocks and Swings. Initially, CEO Leah Levy did not set out to start a company that recycles used parachutes for environmentally-friendly products. She simply loves skydiving and she is smitten with parachutes. It’s easy to see why. Parachutes are bright and colorful. Their bold colors and …

WW2 Veteran Skydivies

WWII Veteran Celebrates Birthday with Skydive

Events, History, Military, Parachuting, Parachuting News

Chuck Chapeta, 91, peered out of an airplane door before plunging two and a half miles to the ground. Chapeta and his tandem instructor Kazu Oyama from Skydive Midwest dropped 8,000 feet before deploying their parachute. “Then we coasted down like we were on a cloud,” Chapeta said. “I was very calm. My heart wasn’t pounding,” he said. “I never …

Jumping Records and HALO Parachuting

Events, Parachuting, Parachuting News, Training

Have you ever heard of HALO skydiving? It’s the next big thing in extreme sports, and if you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll love it. HALO stands for high altitude low opening, and these kinds of jumps come from the military, where they are sometimes a necessity. While a normal high altitude jump would have you falling from about 15,000 to …

Golden Knights Military Parachuting

Military, Parachuting, Training

The greatest parachute team on the planet may be the US Army’s Golden Knights. These amazing aerialists can trace their roots back nearly 60 years. They’ve been wowing crowds and winning competition with their incredible stunts and tricks from the very beginning. Their name shows exactly who they are. The “golden” represents the color of the medals they win, and …

Formation of the Parachute Regiment

History, Military, Parachuting

Minute from Prime Minister to Chiefs of Staff, 22nd June 1940: The formation of the British Airborne Forces followed this minute from the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Military parachuting, however, was not new. In 1936 the Russian Army repulsed an Afghan invasion of Tajikistan by dropping 1200 men, 150 light machine guns and eighteen light field guns in the area. …

Paraplanes and Parachuting

History, Parachuting

The development of the first mass-produced powered parachute took approximately two and one-half years. As aeronautical Engineer, Steve Snyder, was implementing and perfecting the use of square ram-air parachutes, which had properties of a lifting wing, he found that increased glide ratios were developed. He therefore assumed that if the person or payload suspended under the chute had some thrust …

A Brief History of the Paragunners of WWII

History, Military, Parachuting

Markham Valley, New Guinea. 5 September 1943. Screened by dense smoke, paratroopers of 503 US Paratroop Infantry Regiment and gunners of 2/4th Australian Field Regiment with their 25 Pounders land unopposed at Nadzab, during the advance of 7th Australian Division on Lae. Gunner Robbie Robertson exited badly and plummeted head first downwards. Suddenly, he heard a loud crack and was …

A Brief History of Parachuting Airborne Forces

History, Military, Parachuting

In April 1914, Charles Broadwick invented the back pack container, his design resembled a sleeveless coat, the canopy and suspension lines were stowed on the back, the apex was attached to a static line on the back with a breakaway tie and a static line that could be hooked anywhere available. It was similar to the design used today. He …