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Facts about Skydiving

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In 1957, the first commercial skydiver school was opened, and the start of skydiving was born.

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At the start of skydiving, the most popular types of planes used were the Beech 18 or the Douglas DC-3 due to the economy.

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Vertical wind tunnels can be used to practice skills for free fall ("indoor skydiving" or "body flight"), while virtual reality parachute simulators can be used to practice parachute control.

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Original interiors are removed in skydiving airplanes to save weight and allow for more people to be carried at once.

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Skydiving is not always restricted to daytime hours.

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Skydiving is performed by individuals and teams; the U.S. Army's Golden Knights perform skydiving all over the country and world.

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Skydiving is a type of parachuting done for recreational purposes, also called sport parachuting.

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Goggles Goggles for skydiving are designed to let a small amount of air in behind the lens to prevent fogging.

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Parachutists can participate both in competitive and in purely recreational skydiving events.

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