Under the Parachute Canopy. (1956)

Documentary №4748, 2 parts, duration: 0:18:01, black-white
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Varlamov L.
Camera operators:Savin A., Voroncov V., Gorchilin I.
Anouncers:Vygodskiy R.
Text authors:Korzinkin P.


About development of parachuting in the USSR.

Historical background:

History: On 29 myulya 1956 in Moscow, at Tushino airfield, held the third world championship in parachute jumping. In the championship was attended by the strongest jumpers ten countries.

Temporary description:

Moscow. The third World Cup in parachuting at the Tushino airfield. President of the International Aeronautical Federation Sh Silverts welcomes participants. Athletes are placed parachutes, board the plane. Paratroopers jumping from planes for precision landing, jumping from a height of 1500 m, 2000 m C-20, the 30-second stay at the coast. Parachutists in the air at the time of landing. The panel of judges at work. Winners of men - Czechoslovak parachutists: G. Koubek, L. Ozabal, J. Eglichka; women - I. Maksova (Poland), V. and G. Seliverstova Mukhina (USSR).

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Spectators, heads of delegations, observers from many countries at the airport.

Vice-president of the International Aeronautical Federation and Chairman of the USSR Central Aeroclub Starichevsky open championship.

FAI President Charles Silverts.

World Champion 1954

Ivan Fedchishin raises flag third world championship in parachute jumping.

Parachutists are Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Poland,

Romania, the Soviet Union, the U.S., France, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia.

Athletes exchange pennants.

Fly planes Central Aeroclub USSR.

Chkalov with slogans.

Skydivers laid parachutes, board the plane.

Aircraft in the air.

Jumping and landing parachutists.

Judges measured distance.

Competition for the second exercise.

Jumping from a height of 1,500 m, with the free fall in 20 seconds.

Ivan Fedchishin land and other athletes.

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Free fall from a height of 2000 m with a free fall in 30 seconds.

Jumping and landing parachutists.

Master of Sports Nikitin and V. Rakov.

Jumping woman.

Among them, Valentine Seliverstova (USSR), Joseph Maksova (Czechoslovakia).

Athletes exchanged parachutes to jump friendship.

Announced the results of the championship.

First among the men's teams won Czechoslovak parachutists, the second - the team of the USSR.

Among women: I-th place - the USSR, the second - athletes Czechoslovakia.

Are the winning team.

FAI medal and diploma awarded World Champion Gustavo Koubeku.

Winner and Championship winners are awarded prizes.


Koubek and Josef Maksova lowered flag competition.

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