The Parachute and its Pilot: The Ultimate Guide for the Ram-Air Aviator

The Parachute and its Pilot: The Ultimate Guide for the Ram-Air Aviator


By (author) Brian Germain

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  • Publisher: Brian Germain
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 277mm x 15mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 28 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Vienna, VA
  • ISBN 10: 0977627721
  • ISBN 13: 9780977627721
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 267,527

Product description

The Parachute and Its Pilot is the singular resource for canopy flight information. Whether you're a new jumper looking to 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 twenty years of skydiving experience and offers technical, straightforward 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.

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Author information

Brian Germain began his skydiving career in 1986. Since then, he has made over 10,000 jumps and has been a successful competitor in canopy swooping, sport accuracy, four-way relative work, and free flying. He has a B.A. from the University of Vermont and did his psychology masters work at Naropa University. His research targets the implications of mental state on safety issues in adventure situations, as well as, effects on personality transformation and personal growth. He is the author of several books including: Vertical Journey, Transcending Fear, and Greenlight Your Life. He is the president of Big Air Sportz, Inc., and has designed many canopies. He continues to lecture worldwide on the topic of safety in sport parachuting.