Here we go...the instructor will start
the engine and begin to increase the throttle to about 75%. The machine
will begin to roll and the canopy will begin to inflate.
You will notice as the instructor increases the throttle, your
ground speed will increase. Then as the canopy begins to inflate you will
sense an instant decrease in ground speed, you will almost come to a
stop... not to worry. This is caused by the enormous drag created before
the chute is fully inflated. As the chute continues to rise above the
machine your speed will start to increase again because the canopy is
now beginning to create lift and as it becomes less wind resistant.
As all of this is going on you will notice...