Skip to comments.Skydiver one off 222 Parachuting Together Dies During Record Bid
Posted on 04/04/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT by lbryce
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One of 222 parachutists looking to break a record probably of most people to parachute in one jump (they don't say exactly what the record was for) died as a result of her malfunctioning main parachute that opened too low for the reserve to release properly. Diana Paris of Berlin was an said to have been an experienced skydiver.
When making a deliberate attempt for a controlled landing while jumping out of a plane you can never be too prepared, I suppose.
Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?
I own the shirt, but I no longer skydive.
As a former fixed wing pilot, I am inclined to agree. I hasten to add that I am certain there are no perfectly good helicopters.
They are aware of the possibility. They do it anyway.
No further comment is necessary.
“They are aware of the possibility. They do it anyway.”
It’s their right. Of course when it comes to super-size colas, that’s a different matter.
When I jumped in 24+ formation attempts I could not rest with so many souls in the air at the same time. Everything was good until something went wrong, such as the star funneling or someone taking out a section. Then you had to improvise, some times it got the pucker factor up.
200 in the air? What’s the point? It is the increased risk. Now everybody gets to talk about being in the air when this happened.
Next week the skydivers over sixty years old will try for their own record at Lake Elsinore. There will be far fewer jumpers in the air and probably more collective experience. They will fare well.
I don’t fly commercial/private either, since TWA 800 in July ‘96. If I can’t drive there, with my firearms, I ain’t going there. Heh; nice t-shirt.
Quiet. You'll give the Obamacare Death Panels too many ideas.
Bingo, both collective and individual experience. Jumpers generally do not make even the smallest mistake, or at least the same mistake twice. Like riding a bicycle...most guys never miss the bicycle seat and land on the frame more than once.
Gave it up the first time the wife got pg. Been several decades but would exit at 8200' in a heartbeat (to start with). Ideally, it would be a warm day at the lake and I would be wearing shorts and a ski vest...and yes, I would remember to remove the reserve packing slip beforehand.
A local business had the following sign up for a long time:
If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
Actually unless it’s human life at stake, 99.55% reliability ain’t too bad....
I look on sky-diving as a double-or-nothing proposition. No matter how many times you win, you only gotta lose once.
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