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Tracker Video Analysis: Skydiving Without a Parachute Documents

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Tracker Video Analysis: Skydiving Without a Parachute 

written by 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.  

To open the Tracker file, download and run Tracker from http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/. Tracker is free.

Published June 5, 2012
Last Modified June 4, 2012

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Supplemental Documents

Skydiving Without a Parachute Side View Tracker Package 

Skydiving Without a Parachute Side View  video clip and Tracker files.

Last Modified June 5, 2012

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