I was checking out the website, where I am going to do my first jump next week. And I see this. So there is a device that opens the parachute automatic. Okay. That is good. Hope everything works ... Because I think that I will forget out of fair to pull / trow the little thingy :-( But I have to tell, I am nervous about it .... Where you as scare the first time as I am. And I still want to do it. Is that strange? 6. What if I do not open the parachute? The opening of the parachute is a very simple affair where you take a toggle attached to a pilot chute and throw it into the airflow; the parachute then opens in sequence. If you lost altitude awareness we would guide you through hand signals telling you to open the parachute and if you did not respond we would open it for you. You should also recognize that our parachutes are fitted with a computerized automatic activation device, which would open the parachute for you if all else failed.