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2 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

What if you had a decade or two to build up towards it?

I would not jump out of a plane, on purpose, for any reason.  With or without a parachute.

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Just now, Square Wheels said:

I would not jump out of a plane, on purpose, for any reason.  With or without a parachute.

Sometimes there are very good reasons to jump out of a plane........with a parachute of course.  That's why they make ejection seats.

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1 minute ago, Square Wheels said:

I would not jump out of a plane, on purpose, for any reason.  With or without a parachute.

What about if you first did some training in one of those sky-diving wind tunnels? Then a tandem jump from low altitude, and then slowly worked up over years to say 10,000 hours of experience?  Not even then?

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I never had an opportunity to attend Airborne school but I would have loved to have done it.

Apparently that guy is a master skydiver and helps train Special Forces guys on free fall.  Still nuts but that guy knows what he’s doing.

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1 hour ago, Razors Edge said:

What about if you first did some training in one of those sky-diving wind tunnels? Then a tandem jump from low altitude, and then slowly worked up over years to say 10,000 hours of experience?  Not even then?

The question is more of a why, than a why not.  There is nothing compelling me to do it.

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I watched it live when he did it. Crazy stuff. As far as the force of the landing goes, it doesn't really matter how far up you jump/ Once you reach terminal velocity (about 120mph) the force doesn't increase. The big problem is accuracy and unpredictable winds aloft. Get blown off course and you're totally screwed...

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20 minutes ago, Square Wheels said:

The question is more of a why, than a why not.  There is nothing compelling me to do it.

Have you sky dived?  How about one of those wind tunnels?

Most folks don't actually know if they like/dislike something until they give it a whirl.  Food is one simple example, but  it pretty much goes across all categories. 

More Mikey!

 

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56 minutes ago, UglyBob said:

The big problem is accuracy and unpredictable winds aloft. Get blown off course and you're totally screwed...

He would have been fine if he missed; he was wearing he helmet.

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8 minutes ago, Mr. Grumpy said:

He would have been fine if he missed; he was wearing he helmet.

But what if he didn't land head first?

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12 hours ago, Square Wheels said:

I would not jump out of a plane, on purpose, for any reason.  With or without a parachute.

The only time I'd jump out of a plane, with a parachute, would be if there was a problem with the plane.

When I was working, one customer had an engineer who I met with on a regular basis.  One day Gary told me about how he likes to sky dive.  I told him... no way would jump out a perfectly good plane.  

A year later, I met Gary for a meeting. He was using crutches to walk down the hall to the meeting room.  I asked... 'So you are still sky diving?'  Yeah...  I landed hard on the last jump.

Nope... never...  

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9 hours ago, Bikeguy said:

The only time I'd jump out of a plane, with a parachute, would be if there was a problem with the plane.

When I was working, one customer had an engineer who I met with on a regular basis.  One day Gary told me about how he likes to sky dive.  I told him... no way would jump out a perfectly good plane.  

A year later, I met Gary for a meeting. He was using crutches to walk down the hall to the meeting room.  I asked... 'So you are still sky diving?'  Yeah...  I landed hard on the last jump.

Nope... never...  

When the rewards are greater than the risk, a broken something is a temporary setback. Did he go back, or was that an equation changing injury?

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20 hours ago, Mr. Grumpy said:

He would have been fine if he missed; he was wearing he helmet.

And a condom

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2 hours ago, roadsue said:

Did he go back, or was that an equation changing injury?

He never quit sky diving.  

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