In the spirit of great GT threads, such as "airplane on a treadmill" and "freezing to death in space"...I present the following: Now, I'm not really asking the question, since I already know the answer. I'm the photographer (and that's Mrs. Airmotive in the back of the raft). And I'm sure there are a handful of GTers out there who have done/seen a raft dive...so please excuse yourself from answering. Have a look at the following photo: A few bits of knowledge. The raft is not strong enough to support the 3 ladies inside. That is to say...if the raft was on the ground and the raft was picked up with the girls inside, the bottom would tear out of the raft. That's not a comment on the weight of the girls, but rather on the nature of $20 rubber rafts. The terminal velocity of the raft is 115 MPH slower than the people around it. In other words, if the raft were empty, it would rocket upward at 115 MPH (relative to the people in freefall). So at no time can the raft be empty. (Except at pull time...when everyone has to be out of the boat...which presents another problem altogether). The airplane used to launch the raft is a CASA 212. In fact, it was this very CASA 212: So the question is....how do you launch a raft out of a CASA 212 with three supple young females aboard, without damaging the raft, airplane or the above-mentioned supple young females?