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Author Topic: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.  (Read 1332 times)

Rene T

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This Saturday at 8:00 PM Eastern on FOX. One thing for sure, he will land.  :o ::)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/29/daredevil-to-attempt-jumping-out-plane-at-25000-feet-without-parachute.html
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HappyWanderer

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 06:57:52 PM »
Gravity is a law, not a suggestion.

RoyM

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 10:54:57 PM »
And it has a way of catching up to us. I hope his future widow has her financial affairs in order.
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John From Detroit

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016, 01:51:58 AM »
Well he is supposed to land in a net. If you design a net properly  It might work. Of course if he misses the net.. SPLAT...

Typical of FOX to cover and encourage and in fact it appears that the idea was FOX's   
You have to remember who owns Fox.
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Peteyboy

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2016, 07:36:11 AM »
Already been done,,, Travis Pastrana did it around 2009 I believe.  Lots of Youtube videos on it.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2016, 08:29:43 AM »
Slightly different - Pastrana had other skydivers "catch" him and ended up in a tandem dive.  This guy will freefall all the way and [hopefully] hit a net, but its still well above ground.

Talk about extreme sports!!!!
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Larry N.

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2016, 11:36:16 AM »
There was at least one recorded instance (during WW II) where a guy got blown out of his plane (the chute failed) and he hit in a deep snow bank and survived, but of course that was happenstance and not the same as this plan intends.
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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2016, 01:38:45 PM »
Hi,

I believe the Russians jumped out of airplanes without chutes at low level and slowest speed of plane during WWII to get to fronts. With shortages in materials it was their only way of dealing with things. Still not a high altitude jump and landing at probably 180 mph as this guy is trying to do. I think he is nuts. He does have a lot of jump experience so he is not likely to miss his target.
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winona

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2016, 04:46:52 PM »
I'm thinking diapers -- multiple layers of diapers.  Oh, sorry ---- when you're an adult is it absorbent underwear?   Inflatable vest.  Paid up life insurance.  Many shots of liquid courage.  In his previous life, he must have been the one who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Yes, will be interesting.
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Rene T

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2016, 08:03:57 PM »
HE DID IT!!!!!   ;D :D ;) :)
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dave54

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2016, 11:17:06 AM »
Big deal.  Gravity did all the work.
I never get lost.  I just have unplanned adventures.

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2016, 11:20:00 AM »
With the gravity assist, the descent was easy. It was avoiding the sudden stop at the end that made it a major achievement!
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John From Detroit

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2016, 05:27:25 PM »
But walk away he did... I forgot to watch it but then I generally avoid the Faux network anyway.
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kdbgoat

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2016, 05:04:55 AM »
They're all Faux networks, it just depends what news slant you want to hear.
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Clay L

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Re: This may be interesting. Jumping out of a plane with no chute.
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2016, 11:48:53 AM »
Interesting ? Dumb seems to fit better.  :)
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