parachute


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adjective Referring to an appearance or structure characterised by multiple elongated fibres or cords at one end which connect at the periphery of a cupuliform structure at the opposite end
Drug slang noun A regional term for crack cocaine, smoked PCP, heroin

parachute

  1. a fold of skin used in gliding by, for example, the flying squirrel.
  2. any structure possessed by a seed such as dandelion, which assists in dispersal by the wind.
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Based on application, the global military parachute market has been segmented into combat and training.
It will undoubtedly be the highlight of my career to have the opportunity to aid the team with their parachute displays in the UK and around the world."
Information on participants' medical history including a history of broken bones, acrophobia (fear of heights), previous parachute use, family history of parachute use, and frequent flier status was collected.
In case of critical failure determined, the autonomous parachute deployment systems are being the primary drone recovery method now [31-33].
He doubted whether the Army needed to train so many troops to parachute, pointing out the last time the British mounted a mass airborne drop was during the Suez Crisis in 1956.
Bureaucrat: you order them to conduct a feasibility study on parachute use in multi-engine aircraft under code red conditions.
Due to a misunderstanding, the pilot of the military plane crossed the parachuting zone at its center, dropping from 2,500 feet to 2,000 feet just as eight soldiers in the exercise opened their parachutes. According to the report, the land parachute controller informed the civilian plane pilot that the military plane had crossed over to forbidden area, but the announcement was made too late and the paratroopers were already outside the plane.
"The reserve parachute was spiralling with only one side attached and the person underneath was being violently thrown around.
Show the children the toy parachute. Ask them if they think it is a good copy of a real parachute.
In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has overall responsibility for regulating aviation, regulates parachute equipment under its Technical Standard Order (TSO) process, specifically the TSO C23 and C23B criteria, with performance standards based on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standard 8015A.
Fruity Chutes has introduced a new Hawk CO2 release valve for use with the Peregrine UAV ballistic parachute launcher for drone and UAV parachute recovery, the company said.
Try this activity to design a parachute that can slow the fall of a metal washer to the floor.