Difference between parachute and ripcord
- jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
- rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
Carried by B-52 bombers, the "bunker busters" used five parachutes to land softly on their targets before detonating a nine megaton explosion, in effect simulating an earthquake.
Please urge all ultralight owners with BRS units (or even hand-deploy parachutes) to re-evaluate the series of attachments that connect the pilot to the airplane, to the parachute, and to both.
At twenty thousand meters, with the pods still traveling at a high velocity, parachutes billowed out from the same boxes that had contained the glider wings.
- a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent
- a cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend
He explains that each pitch typically lasts two to three minutes before judges either pull the ripcord on the stammering pathetic loser and his harebrained scheme, or persevere with the kook's chef-d'oeuvre.
Once safely over the French coastline, he simply pulled his parachute ripcord and floated gently to the ground on a clifftop near Calais.
The pioneers had already developed equipment and training, including use of a ‘static line’ instead of a ripcord for parachute opening.