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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by RyanBDawg, Feb 15, 2020.
I have jumped from planes I would never land in!!
I have a friend who was into that. then one day I saw him and he look depressed and announced he was gonna quit jumping. His jumpmaster died..primary and backup chutes failed. His logic was it's just a matter of time and the odds will catch up to you.
Maybe it's a good philosophy to not take unnecessary risks.
Very sad to hear. The chances of this happening are astronomical. I would be very interested in the details of the incident.
For example, with the use of both canopies, was it a freefall situation (high speed malfunction), or was it a CRW situation? (Stacking the parachutes together).
not a jumper, so I don't know the details...whether they didn't deploy, were tangled up, or some other reason. All I was told was both chutes didn't work. But I do know my pal stopped his jumping right then and has never looked back.
Pigeon Forge, Tn used to have one of these, not this nice but it worked. I think I looked a little like this Gal when I went but I was totally out of control the whole time lol. The thing is way harder than actually skydiving.
Congrats, I guess. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane never appealed to me. Of course I was a USAF flight crew member. And in my airplanes our normal egress was to jump out of the bottom of the fuselage. Since the flight manual said to do that only if the aircraft had a positive rate of climb, the situations where I'd want to get out were small (fire, crazed zombie pilot not responding to crash axe to the head). We left before the pilots so we would be cleaning off the antennae for them.
I love heights , but only when looking from bellow . I don't go up on anything but my car. call me coward or chicken I don't care I will not die from falling from a high place. unless is an airplane.
Sounds like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Did he carry a lot of life insurance?
We would just have to go out the back of the C-141, but at 300ft and 300kts, I don't think we'd have a lot of time to get our chutes off the rack and put them on. Lol.
I was in Quincey for that. I remember looking up and seeing chutes everywhere.
What was wrong with the plane that you had to jump out of it?
Nothing, did it because it’s fun
BF and his PJ buddy have been trying to get me to do that.
I made my first jump about 45 years ago. Used a T-10 canopy which was huge and almost impossible to guide. Had to practice parachute landing falls because it came down so hard. I stood on the little platform above the plane's wheel hooked to a static line and jumped off when I got a wave from the pilot. What a thrill! I did it again 10 years later and used a ram chute which was like driving a sports car and came down upright and easy. Jumped solo with a static line again. Don't think I'd like the tandem way. I'm glad that I did it when I could.
Not to mention finishing your coffee.
In the 60's I was a linguist rear crew member in RC-135's and RC-130's in SEA. The 135 had a "chinning bar" and a chute to drop through, but you were supposed to tuck and try to keep away from the underside of the fuselage!
I don't remember, but I think the 130 was even trickier. At least in the BUFFs we had 8 engines and ejection seats, though mine was downward!