A parachute it is a device made of fabric or other resistant material that allows reduce the speed that reaches a body when falling from great height . It is an artifact used by those who, as a hobby or for another reason, are launched from an airplane, a helicopter or other aircraft .
Parachutes, when opened, take the form of a umbrella or one umbrella Large size. When crossing the air They generate a resistance that minimizes the speed of the user's fall, allowing him to reach the surface safely and without suffering serious impacts.
Usually parachutes are stored in a container. To use it, the person a harness must be placed that has a opening device . When the individual needs to open the parachute, he appeals to this mechanism that releases the bell (which is attached to the harness by ropes). The parachute also has knobs to handle it and control, where possible, the place of fall.
Importantly, the parachute is an element of security indispensable in any aircraft. In case of emergency , the pilot and passengers have to resort to parachutes so as not to suffer the consequences of a full speed impact on the ground.
He skydiving is the practice recreational that consists of launching with a parachute. He who throws himself with a parachute, meanwhile, is called paratrooper .
It should be noted that there are also special parachute employees as teams of deceleration . Some sports cars , rockets and special ships They have these parachutes to shorten the braking distance.