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Old 07-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #3301
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Does flying a Cirrus (I don't) make you a parachutist/skydiver? I've been up in a aerobatic plane wearing a parachute - and doing that it seems silly not to have had a few lessons and jumps beforehand.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #3302
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Did a demo jump onto the beach yesterday. There is no better way to get to the beach than jumping out of a perfectly good airplane


what inlet is that?
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:39 AM   #3303
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Does flying a Cirrus (I don't) make you a parachutist/skydiver? I've been up in a aerobatic plane wearing a parachute - and doing that it seems silly not to have had a few lessons and jumps beforehand.
No , but I guess it would make the airplane a parachutist if the parachute recovery system gets deployed.



Basically it is just a round cargo chute that should float the airplane to the ground with the occupants surviving.

Much like the stupid round chutes the ARMY still insists on using. I am ex ARMY and if I was in charge of the Airborne I would take every POS round canopy and put them in a big pile at Ft. Bragg and have a giant bonfire. Teach the troops to SKYDIVE and fly modern ram air canopies.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #3304
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Much like the stupid round chutes the ARMY still insists on using. I am ex ARMY and if I was in charge of the Airborne I would take every POS round canopy and put them in a big pile at Ft. Bragg and have a giant bonfire. Teach the troops to SKYDIVE and fly modern ram air canopies.
The prevailing theory is that all round chutes fall in a similar pattern and therefore don't run into each other.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #3305
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A C-130 crashed in South Dakota.

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #3306
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The prevailing theory is that all round chutes fall in a similar pattern and therefore don't run into each other.
The prevailing theory has been proven wrong over and over again.

The Army is just to stupid to recognize the fact. Special Forces guys would laugh at you if you told them that they had to jump a round.

While at the 400 way World Record event 400 skydivers plus a dozen camera men jumped out of 5 aircraft flying in formation. They completed a 400 way formation tracked off and landed in their respective landing zones.

Sure beats that dope on a rope theory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74zhNxgFkTQ

Here we put 50 jumpers in a MIL 8 flew to a small island in the middle of the ocean jumped out formed up , tracked off and everybody landed within 50 yards of everybody else.... nobody ran into anybody. Nobody got wet.



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Old 07-02-2012, 02:39 PM   #3307
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I'm guessing that it's about proficiency and I'm assuming that you guys were all experienced jumpers. How many jumps does it take to become proficient enough to make a jump like that, and would you jump next to a guy (or 100 guys) with only 20-30 jumps and that type of rig?
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #3308
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If I ever get some terminal diagnosis with the 6 months to live script I guess I may try skydiving. Then I'll probably regret not doing it sooner.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:52 PM   #3309
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I wanna skydive onto a desert island.

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:15 PM   #3310
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I wanna skydive onto a desert island.


What does an island in the desert look like?
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #3311
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What does an island in the desert look like?

Pretty deserted.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:32 AM   #3312
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:11 AM   #3313
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Did a demo jump onto the beach yesterday. There is no better way to get to the beach than jumping out of a perfectly good airplane

You jumping at Sebastian?

After my first jump course in the UK I got bored waiting for good weather and hopped on a plane to there. First thing next morning the dz PA fires up some tunes and a guy knocks on the car door (hadn't organised a room at the time) and asks me if I fancy a jump before breakfast.

I'd only ever jumped from 10k', jumping from 13.5 felt like a lot higher :)

Just sold my canopy yesterday, last of my gear. I miss it, I just can't afford it right now. Was a hell of a lot of fun while I could.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:09 AM   #3314
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I'm guessing that it's about proficiency and I'm assuming that you guys were all experienced jumpers. How many jumps does it take to become proficient enough to make a jump like that, and would you jump next to a guy (or 100 guys) with only 20-30 jumps and that type of rig?
Don't forget that those 100 guys all have full combat gear loads as well......
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:47 AM   #3315
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I shut the troop door behind alot of airborne troops. Crazy, jumping out of a perfectly good airplane...

I often wondered why they didn't just go ram-air chutes. As one jumpmaster explained it, going into a DZ it was better to use round chutes for static line jumps and mass delivery, as the idea was to get down on the ground quickly and round chutes worked pretty good for that purpose.
He claimed it was better to not give the troops an option to float around and be a target. Of course, this was after we pulled the d-bags and static lines back in and shut the door, so since he wasn't jumping at the time his opinion could have been biased.

I was always impressed by the special operators and the way they could handle those square rigs, though. Those guys could land on a dime and give you back a nickle change...
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