This Canopy Flight Knowledge Package from ChutingStar include Brian Germain's highly touted book "The Parachute and its Pilot" along with the VASST DVD, "Canopy Control: Core Essential DVD."
You can also add the Larsen & Brusgaard Optima II audible altimeter above, which features 3 canopy flight warning alarms, for use with your canopy skill progression.
Canopy Control: Core Essentials DVD hosted by Chris Gay is a must for every canopy pilot, new and old alike. Join Chris Gay, world class canopy pilot and instructor, and learn to fly your canopy safely and effectively in any situation. Different circumstances require different skills for effective canopy control. Detailed training and instruction develops safer canopy pilots with better skills. Canopy Control: Core Essentials was created to improve the canopy skills of any skydiver, no matter how many jumps.
Contents Include: - Basic Terminology - Planning Your Landing - Flying the Pattern - Returning from a Long Spot - Flying Your Risers - Flaring - Stalling - Deployment Techniques - When to Start Swooping - Technical Aspects of Canopies - Safety Review - About Wingloading. Extras Folder includes a Turbulence Diagram and Wingloading Chart.
The Parachute and its Pilot by Brian Germain is the most complete resource for canopy flight information. Whether you are a new jumper looking for further your education or an expert canopy pilot seeking tips on advancing your techniques, this book has something for you. The book is jam-packed with information compiled over 20 years of skydiving experience, and offers technical yet very straight-forward explanations of ram air parachute flight. Written by one of the industry's leading parachute designers, The Parachute and its Pilot is a must-have handbook for every skydiver.
As the title suggests, there is a bi-fold focus of subject matter. The first part is about parachutes and flight techniques, everything right from the beginning up through competition approaches. The second part is about the psychology of flight; from fear response and ego issues through visualization.
This DVD is a DVD Video and DVD ROM, so it can be played on a computer as well as TVs. This is NTSC, but it also plays without error on just about any newer PAL DVD player.
The OPTIMA™ II is an audible altimeter with freefall alerts, canopy descent warnings and landing guide tones. The canopy descent warnings and landing guide tones allow you to preset warning altitudes for use under canopy and, if desired, to provide timing beeps to help you track your landing pattern.
ChutingStar stocks the DVD, book and audible altimeter for immediate shipment!