Teddy bear parachuting

Teddy bear parachuting

Teddy bear parachuting is a game in which teddy bears equipped with parachutes are dropped from a height. It is increasing in popularity as a charity fundraiser, and competitions based on the descent time are also common.

A typical teddy bear parachute may be made from an old umbrella canopy or other lightweight material.

While jumps are commonly from high buildings such as church towers [ [http://www.wivenhoe.gov.uk/Orgs/Millfields/2006/teddyparachuting.htm Teddy Bears Go Parachuting ] ] [ [http://www.hants.gov.uk/bassettparish/stnicolasbells.html St. Nicolas Church Bells | North Stoneham & Bassett Parish | Southampton ] ] and castles, some are more ambitious, with at least one regular event including parachuting from a light aircraft. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/out_about/2003/08/teddy.shtml BBC Cambridgeshire] ] Kites have also been used as launch points. [ [http://www.kites.org/tkf/kitefest2003.htm Toronto Kite Fliers Club KiteFest 2003 ] ]


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