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(January 1st — December 31st, 2014)

Carsten T. Rees

After the Storm

Vladimir Popov

Freefall Panorama

Aerograd Kolomna, Russia

June 06, 2014 - 11:00 UTC (15:00 local time)

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We jumped out of L-410 plane together with my friend Dmitry Mishin at the altitude of 4000 meters. It required about 500 meters for us to reach terminal velocity and to set proper position relative to the Sun, and then I started to turn slowly to the left and to nod my head (with GoPro camera on my helmet) down at each 90 degrees. This procedure required about 10-12 seconds, we approached the ground more and more, so finally I got rather singificant parallax on my pictures, but Photoshop helped me to fix it :)

Then we broke off, pulled at 1100 meters and in a few minutes landed safely :)

Europe / Russia-Urals West

Lat: 55° 5' 37.48" N
Long: 38° 54' 45.37" E

Elevation: 3500

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Photo: GoPro HERO3 Black Edition + Aviator helmet. Rig: Crossfire-129 + PD Reserve 126 + Paraavis Spirit Vario. Altimeter: Barigo.

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