"Geronimo," is the call of skydivers all over the world. Skydiving is much less dangerous than driving a car, but it has a dangerous reputation. Take this quiz to learn more about the ups and downs of skydiving.
What is the typical altitude for a skydiving jump?
At 13,000 feet, how long does the skydiver have to free fall?
At what altitude does the skydiver deploy the parachute?
How many lines do modern parachutes have?
What are most parachutes made from?
How fast is the free fall?
Why is it difficult to fold a parachute?
hard to get the air out
material is heavy
lines get tangled
What could go wrong when deploying the parachute?
main canopy fails to inflate
main canopy gets caught up in the lines
What happens if you are free falling and lose consciousness?
deployment of the reserve chute at 750 feet
deployment of the reserve chute at 1,500 feet
What is a tandem jump?
two people jump together
two people skydive while strapped together
one person jumps after the other
What kind of parachute is used for tandem jumps?
same as normal
special for tandem jumping
large enough to accommodate two people
What is the cost of a tandem jump with an instructor?
What type of license do you need to jump?
How many people jump each year in the U.S.?
How many fatalities are there from skydiving in a year?
Where did the term "Geronimo" come from?
skydiver named Geronimo
When does a jumper experience free fall?
after the jump
before deploying the parachute
What is the primary parachute?
How does the parachute attach to the jumper?
shoulder straps only
leg straps only
shoulder and leg straps
How long does it take for an experienced jumper to pack his parachute?