canopy piloting: intro

Parachute technology has advanced greatly in recent years. Previously landing safely under a good parachute was just something everyone had to do after a freefall jump. It was almost taken for granted. The first ram-air parachutes were large and forgiving.

With the development of smaller, faster and more radical canopies basic individual piloting and landing skills were no longer enough. As a result, the sport has a change of focus towards flying along mountain ridges and landing parachutes safely in every condition.

New and exciting disciplines have now evolved and the feeling under canopy is still special – fly like a bird. So canopy piloting a hugely exiting event for spectators has evolved as a result.

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