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Parachuting in Kyiv - Soviet style

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Sept. 21, 2012, 4:21 p.m. |
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After some practical training and jump training, Oleksandr and Asya learn how to fold the bag for the reserve parachute.
© Jesper Larsen

Even though Kyiv can be an adrenaline thrill by itself, getting the ultimate adrenaline kick
with an aura of the good old Soviet times, can be found only 15 kilometers outside of Kyiv,
at the Sport Complex ’Chayka’.

Here they offer dirt cheap parachuting. The Kyiv Post followed two first time jumpers, 32-
year-old Oleksandr Filippov and 25-year-old Asya Sutyagina, during a day at the small
parachute club.

Where: Sport Complex Chayka in Kyiv

When: Thursday-Monday in summer, when the weather is calm.

Contact: +38 (067) 426 6426

Website: www.dropzone.kiev.ua

Price: Hr 360 for training and one jump and Hr 1,600 for jumping with a modern parachute
and an instructor in a tandem jump.

Jasper Larsen

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