Know your landing zone
Credit: Clayton Hamner

Know your landing zone

Falling without a parachute might seem like a hopeless situation, but there are documented cases of people surviving falls of many thousands of feet.

Remind yourself that during the time it takes to fall to the ground you will have the ability to travel horizontally up to two kilometres. This gives you an available landing zone of 12 square kilometres.
Stabilize your fall
Credit: Clayton Hamner

Stabilize your fall

Stabilize your fall by arching your back with your belly toward the ground, your limbs outstretched and knees and elbows bent.
Travel through the air
Credit: Clayton Hamner

Travel through the air

To move forward through the air, pull your arms in and straighten your legs. Move backwards by extending your arms and curling your legs in. Turn right or left by dipping that respective shoulder.
Aim for soft ground
Credit: Clayton Hamner

Aim for soft ground

What you aim for depends on your locale, but a wetland, a snowy slope, lush vegetation or perhaps quicksand, would be good bets. If none of these is available, look for a cemetery.
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