Safety and equipment
Parachuting is under consideration of all safety aspects a very safe kind of sport.
Accidents are in most cases not to blame on the technology but on human failure or
overestimation of one's own capabilities. The parachuting system itself is subject
to a kind of certification, which is to be accomplished in regular intervals. Also
one cannot hop arbitrarily from airplanes. Only licensed persons, except, of course,
students under supervision of an instructor, may land on so-called "drop zones", i.e.
areas that are classified as landing areas. Landings outside these areas require a
special permission. Skydiving instructors and tandem masters must have an additional
authorization (training and minimum number of jumps).