Jumped out of a plane for the first time today..

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  1. Resqu2

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    Guy is unreal and so lucky to be alive. And I wonder if there is anywhere in our Country that you can do that type of flight? I’m betting not.
     
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    Not going to be wingsuiting off a mountain anytime soon.

    That stuff is actually highly dangerous and has a high fatality rate. Jeb Corliss himself almost died wingsuiting table mountain.


    View: https://youtu.be/92-fNtnewxc
     
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    Absolutely people wingsuit throughout the US, it’s where it was invented!
     
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    If I'm not mistaken he watched a friend hit a bridge.
     
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    Yes he did. Dwain Weston. Impacted the Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City Colorado.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF214wDC4L8


    In an interview he said that hes lost many friends wingsurfing. Guess its an experience people are willing to give their lives to do. Count me out.
     
  6. Resqu2

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    Yea but I mean a ride like the crack, all the best, longest flights I see posted are in another country. Just wondered if we have anything comparable?
     
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    I watched a documentary on this, I think I remember him saying he considered not even pulling the chute. He though his leg was gone and he would die on the mountain side.
     
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    Yeah, he said he knew he was about to die, well he didn't! So good thing he pulled the chute.
     
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    I don't know if this is true but my jumpmaster at the time told me packer pay....$10 a chute.

    Yes, they are trained and certified. Still.

    When I went they had one of those large cable spools with an empty coke can on it and a stack of bills next to it.

    Whichever club jumper crushed...not knocked over...the can got the money.
     
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    NO NOPE NO WAY I AIN'T DOIN' IT..... Being on the 4th rung of a ladder is high enough for me...
     
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    I swear I have much more fear standing on top of a ladder than I did sitting at the edge of the door looking down 15,000 feet!
     
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    I been in F&R for 33 years and I hate a ladder. I feel much safer hanging off a 1/2 rope or a chute than I do a ladder. Seen to many hurt on them and my Dad was killed on a ladder.
     
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    Why jump out of a perfectly good plane ? Pilot I asked that to also a world class sky diver ,replied no such thing as a perfect plane.
     
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    No mechanical object made by man is perfect.

    See the 737 Max as recent example number one.
     
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    Spent my whole life doing whatever I felt like doing. Along the way, countless people cautioned me that my behavior would bring an early end. I'm 73 and still ticking!

    I'm glad that the jump made you happy and you'll always be able to say "Yup, I did that!" Gotta admit though, skydiving never had much appeal for me.

    Flash
     
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    I think it was either the 95 or 96 WFFC in Quincy...the infamous 250kt jump run on the 727. Either the jump light was turned on too soon or new pilot or????
    Whatever the reason, folks started exiting while the plane was essentially in cruise flight...250 knots. On the 727, once the conga line starts for the door, you don’t dare stop or you’ll get trampled. The wind blast was so strong that it stripped the jumpers of anything not firmly strapped down. It rained shoes, helmets, goggles, cameras all over Quincy for the next ten minutes. Luckily, no one had a premature deployment on exit.

    Wanna get black and blue? Try one of those vertical wind tunnels. Much harder than it looks, but it will make you a much better skydiver. You have to master falling straight down, otherwise you fall off the air column...and tumble 20 or so feet to the floor. Good training tho!
     
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    I remember watching this. Big deal having a 727 taking jumpers up. Area farmers were real good about picking up jumpers in their pu's and bringing them back to the airport.
     
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    Tickhill Eternity: Smoking or Non-Smoking

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    A friend of mine talked me into joining a civilian jump club at Ft. Gordon (he had previously jumped in Washington state). We took the training, since it was static line and we jumped solo.
    Jumped at 3200 ft. out of a small Cessna. It was fun once the chute opened and I saw that lines were clear and no malfunction.
    One and done!
     
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    Ever seen a jump plane?



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    YES!!!

    One morning we jumped the Balloon. We landed in someone's backyard. The owners were so nice to us, they made us breakfast, before they took us back the airport!!

    Speaking of the area, I had never been in a real Corn field before. Corn is TALL!! I am talking around 10ft stalks. I never landed in the Corn. I alway's landed on the roads near the corn. Many of my friends did land in the corn. We were told, just follow the rows. You will end up near a road eventually!!

    :thumbsup:
     
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