Have you ever wondered how a parachute has an almost perfect landing speed of about 15 mph? Well, this was not always the case. The parachute landing technology has advanced with time, allowing it to be more efficient with time.
From the Plane Down
Most parachutes today have a rectangular shape. They also have cells to trap air which helps you skydive for some time before landing. On the plane, you will learn to read a few signs before you exit. The red sign means you remain inside the aircraft while the yellow light advises you to get ready.
Green does not mean you should get out just as the light turns. It means that the conditions are ideal for you to make your exit, meaning it is okay by the pilot. It is then up to you to decide when you should jump out.
This is not a Technology Advantage
Although advancement in technology has made sky diving safer and more enjoyable, not everything is entirely up to technology. You need to know how to read the wind and allow it to work for you. You also need to know where exactly to jump and how long you should stay up before you land.
The landing will be highly determined by how keen you are plus a few piloting tips. It would help if you kept your head on a swivel as you zone on an exact spot. The radial optic flow pattern is the ideal technique to use. With more experience, you could use other fancy techniques to make your landing admirable.
The landing is a combined work of the ram-air canopies and a flare which slows down and makes the landing smooth and slow. You will probably divert from your target landing spot by a few meters. However, it is still possible to get an accurate spot landing, but that will depend on your skills and experience.