Step 12

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...

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