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    Tandem Parachute Jump from 4km above the ground

    Hello guys

    Just wanted to share with you the awesome experience that I had lat week when I did a tandem parachute jump from an airplane at ~4000m above the ground
    Hope you'll enjoy it:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/vl.gyuro...76128415287906

    Cheers,
    Vlady
    Last edited by vl_gyurov; 06-25-2009 at 06:19 AM.

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    Awesome!
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    Looked like the landing was a little rough. Your tandem partner was strong, he carried/walked you right out of the plane.

    Glad you had fun.
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    looks like an awesome experience! Do you know what kind of airplane that is?

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    Congratulations! I've done this myself and it is an experience you will remember forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    looks like an awesome experience! Do you know what kind of airplane that is?
    The plane is Antonov II it's an old wreck that needed 45mins to climb to 4000m hahaha terrible

    But the guys there plan to purchase a Pilatus soon which takes only 15mins to get to 5000m and then land which is muuuuch much better.

    The experience is unbelievable...

    Vlad

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    what an unusual airplane! According to the Wikipedia article, it is also the second-most highly produced model of aircraft ( the Douglas C130 is number one)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-2
    An interesting note from the pilot's handbook reads: "If the engine quits in instrument conditions (blind flying when you can't see the ground) or at night, the pilot should pull the control column full aft (it won't stall) and keep the wings level. The leading-edge slats will snap out at about 64 km/h (40 mph), and when the airplane slows to a forward speed of about 40 km/h (25 mph), the airplane will sink at about a parachute descent rate until the aircraft hits the ground."

    The An-2 has no stall speed quoted in the operating handbook. Pilots of the An-2 say one can fly the aircraft in full control at 30 mph (as a contrast, a modern Cessna 4-seater light aircraft has a stall speed of around 55 mph). This slow stall speed makes it possible for the aircraft to fly backwards (if the aircraft is pointed into a headwind of, say, 35 mph (56 km/h), it will travel backwards at 5 mph (8.0 km/h) whilst under full control). (This is, of course, also possible with almost any other real Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) aircraft.)

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