|Photo shows a parachutist showing the sky-diving process for the guests. (Photo/Luo Jianhua)|
A double skydiving project was officially launched in Pu'er Airport by Pu'er Branch of Yunnan Hump Skydiving Club Company, Dec.10, 2013. Since then, tourists will have one more sound reason for paying a visit to Pu'er and have a new game to play - skydiving. With the development and popularization of double skydiving, Pu'er is prospective to be a commercial skydiving tourist resort in China.
When taking a double skydiving, a coach who has received professional training and has obtained a qualification certificate of international double skydiving coach, has to fix the tourist together with him/her through a strap. After a simple training, the tourist will be able to jump off the plane with the coach from an altitude of about 3,000 meters. Under the coach's guide, tourists can feel the excitement of free skydiving with no need to open the parachute for their own.
Currently, there hasn't been any other professional institution offering recreational skydiving service in China; therefore, many Chinese skydiving enthusiasts have to turn to overseas skydiving institutions to experience the excitement. Through an investigation of double skydiving projects abroad and in combination with the abundant tourism resources and leisure market of Yunnan, Yunnan Hump Airplane Marketing Company established Yunnan Hump Skydiving Club Company with the support of State General Administration of Sports by integrating the strength of domestic skydiving circle and core strength of previous Yunnan parachuting team. This club is the first domestic commercial club of sound quality in this regard for the time being.
Yang Bin, Chairman of Yunnan Hump Airplane Marketing Company, said that Pu'er was selected in this project for its good climate and clean air. The company will take advantage of the favorable climatic conditions in Yunnan, to introduce national professional parachuting teams of all levels to come for winter training. At the same time, it will carry out market-oriented commercial skydiving sports to attract skydiving enthusiasts across the country to gather in Pu'er.