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Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes

Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes


Members of the Northern Aviation Club arrive at Hanoi’s Hoa Lac Airport at 5 a.m. on Saturday for a parachute jump after four months of practice.


Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes


The members have their blood pressure measured. They will not be allowed to fly if the pressure is too low or too high.


Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes


They are going to wear a big parachute on the back and a back-up one on their chest.


Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes


Lieutenant Colonel Do Van On, teacher of the course, said the students need good health and focus to acquire necessary skills. All have to go through 15 training sessions.


Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes


Excited feet go aboard.


Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes


The parachuting starts when the helicopter reaches 800 meters (2,600 feet) high.


Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes


Five students jump at a time.


Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes


Each student has got to jump once or twice during the course.


Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes


A woman collects her parachute after landing.


Perfect jump: Young Hanoians get high on parachutes


“The best moment was the first three seconds of free falling from the helicopter,” said this student named Dinh Trong Hai.