21 March 2018

Parachuting gains new momentum in Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijani parachutists now have the opportunity to engage in the real sport, as the RockStone sport club signed an agreement with foreign counterparts and spent the first training for the national athletes.

For a long time, the maximum what fans of this extreme sport could afford, was jumping from 800-1,000 on automatic parachute to land in Balakan region of the country.

Now extreme lovers will have the chance to pass the full course of parachute jumps in a three-day training, which includes ground training (theory and practice) and eight jumps with the parachute regulations.

After this course, which also provides one with the AFF certificate, parachutist can already make independent jumps anywhere in the world drop zone with a height of 4,000 meters and with a free fall of up to one minute.

Skydiving is a sport in which athletes jump out of an airplane at a certain altitude and perform acrobatic movements in free fall during about a minute. Then they open their parachutes to slow down and return safely to Earth.

Jump with a delay opening parachute allows one to share the adrenaline that cannot be experienced in other sports. The feeling of free fall at a height above the cloud is the feeling that is not possible to describe in words.
The ability to control the body position in flight at speeds up to 200 km/h is incomparable with anything else, say the extreme lovers.

Azerbaijan has only one licensed skydiver Rustam Ibrahimov, who was licensed in Germany and is already planning to try BASE Jumping, parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or cliff.

Like any extreme sports, skydiving requires the presence of physical and mental training, Rustam says.
“Most importantly, it is necessary to analyze the situation and understand the risks, starting from the time of unpacking to packaging the parachute into a suitcase. In addition, since this sport depends on weather conditions, you need to have time and patience. You can, for example, spend all weekend in anticipation of optimum weather,” the skydiver explains.

RockStone club member Jamal Kashkay believes that a fully licensed national parachutists group is possible for the near future. Although the financial resources are of great importance in this case, but the main task here is the desire of athletes.

“If you have neither desire nor time to study, you can try to jump in tandem with an instructor. It will not give you the whole spectrum of feelings, but allow to understand the feelings of parachutists,” he said.

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