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post #1 of 33 Old 08-13-2005, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Some would say I'm crazy...

I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane* today



*I think there was more duct tape on the inside than anything else so others may perceive it otherwise.


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Re: Some would say I'm crazy...

That first pic doesen't even look like you.


Cool though I've wanted to do that but it's a potential energy, terminal velocity, gravity, thing that has kinda kept me out of doing it

why put off today what you can wake up late and forget to do tomorrow.

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I wouldnt call a single one of the jump plane I've exited "a perfectly good airplane" Yes, the duct tape and stickeres are a structural memeber
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Re: Some would say I'm crazy...

If you do research on a few places and don't mind driving a bit further for the right one it's not bad at all. The plane ride up was the scariest part.

Yet another expensive potential hobby I didn't need.
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Re: Some would say I'm crazy...

[quote=SomeStrangeGuy]That first pic doesen't even look like you.



Way to go ND4 - I've lived my entire life with a death wish, I think...

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Re: Some would say I'm crazy...

Yes, you are crazy. I "respect" heights too much to jump out of my plane.

On a side note, initial USAF ejection training involved hooking yourself up to an open parachute and running behind a Subaru Brat that you were attached to by rope until you went airborne. As the truck sped across the field, you were cut loose a couple hundred feet in the air to practice your landings. My wife brought the instructors coffee that morning and they let her sit in the chairs those things had, holding a video camera.


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Yes, you are crazy. I "respect" heights too much to jump out of my plane.

On a side note, initial USAF ejection training involved hooking yourself up to an open parachute and running behind a Subaru Brat that you were attached to by rope until you went airborne. As the truck sped across the field, you were cut loose a couple hundred feet in the air to practice your landings. My wife brought the instructors coffee that morning and they let her sit in the chairs those things had, holding a video camera.


You're a pilot and you've never jumped?
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That first pic doesen't even look like you.
How about this one?
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You're a pilot and you've never jumped?
If I jumped from my plane, it would leave the rest of the crew and passengers very unhappy.

If I had jumped from the one in pilot training, it would have meant that I really F#$d up.
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Re: Some would say I'm crazy...

All planes suck, civilized travel does not have wings

Must obey the sheep dog
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How about this one?
Thats the ND4S policeman we all know and love

why put off today what you can wake up late and forget to do tomorrow.

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You're a pilot and you've never jumped?
Pilots, who are not skydivers, seem to have a wierd adversion to jumping out of a plane. Every one I have talked to at least. At least half of the jump plane pilots that have flown me have a rig in their cocpit but swear they would NEVER us it, they would take their chances setting the plane down. I guess its all perception, caus if i got a rig and 1000' AGL, I'm out!
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Re: Some would say I'm crazy...

I just want to congratulate you on your first jump .....

now lets jump without someone strapped to you...than you'll see what freedom is all about...
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Re: Some would say I'm crazy...

Did you get certified to jump by yourself, or was it a tandem jump? I so want to do a tandem jump. I don't want to go through the time and money to get certified for solo jumps, but I'd like to experience the thrill. I have a couple of friends who used to be into it big time.
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Re: Some would say I'm crazy...

Very cool...

I think all jump buggys are pieces of dung...seems to be a theme...
It adds to the fun though....Think Fandango...

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