Gravity Powered Sports
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Gravity Powered Sports is your best choice for skydiving in Northeast Indiana. We also serve many customers who are from Southern Michigan and Western Ohio. It does not matter if you have never taken a class before or you are a seasoned pro Skydive Fort Wayne is the place to go. Owner and instructor Tod Molter has now logged over 3,700 jumps. It all started with one simple class and from then on he knew he was hooked. Tod is a dedicated Sky Diver and loves what he does. To get started just call him at 1.260.316.9448.
Just for fun info.
Parachuting, or skydiving, is the action sport of exiting an aircraft and returning to Earth with the aid of gravity while using a parachute to slow down during the terminal part of the descent. It may or may not involve a certain amount of free-fall, a time during which the parachute has not been deployed and the body gradually accelerates to terminal velocity. The history of skydiving starts with Andre-Jacques Garnerin who made successful descents using a canvas canopy and small basket, tethered beneath a hot-air balloon. The first intentional freefall jump with a ripcord-operated deployment is credited to Leslie Irvin in 1919 ; however, the stunt jumper Georgina “Tiny” Broadwick claimed to have made earlier freefall jumps simply by cutting her static-line and manually pulling the remaining cord-end after falling away from the aircraft. The military developed parachuting technology as a way to save aircrews from emergencies aboard balloons and aircraft in flight, and later as a way of delivering soldiers to the battlefield. Early competitions date back to the 1930s, and it became an international sport in 1952.