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Tracker Video Analysis: Skydiving Without a Parachute
Rhett J. Allain
Gary Connery recently jumped out of a helicopter from 2,400 feet and landed without a parachute. Although he didn't use a parachute, he still had one - you know, just in case. Another somewhat important piece of information: he was wearing a wingsuit - basically a suit that makes a human more like a flying squirrel. The video analysis in this item explores the physics behind this stunt. The zip file contains the Skydiving Without a Parachute entry, a video of Gary Connery landing, and a Tracker video analysis file. A discussion of the physics for a car on the wall was posted on the Dot Physics blog for Wired.
Allain, Rhett J.. "Tracker Video Analysis: Skydiving Without a Parachute." In Wired Dot Physics Blog. 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12033&DocID=2916 (accessed 28 July 2016).
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