Sadly enough, there comes a time when the fun is over, but landing a skydiving parachute can be part of the fun. You might see advanced skydivers "swooping" at your drop zone—landing at a high speed, skimming the ground just inches above it, or dragging their toe through a "swoop pond." Student canopies are big and docile, which makes them much more forgiving when learning landing maneuvers.
Gone are the days of bone-crushing, scary landings under round parachutes! Today's ram-air canopies allow skydivers of all experience levels to glide softly back to earth.