Kōrero: Aerial recreation

The chute opens (3 o 3)

The chute opens

The third phase in skydiving is when the skydiver pulls the ripcord and the parachute opens. The skydiver then drifts down towards the landing zone. The pale object under the large canopy in this photograph is the pilot chute, which opens first and pulls open the main chute.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Aerial recreation - Parachuting and skydiving', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6102/the-chute-opens (accessed 27 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006