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    Guys, the pilot chute comment was mostly a joke anyway.

    Also, anyone had luck in their SR conversion attempts?
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    What I was really along for was the nosedive the pilot would go into to hurry back to the ground for the second load.
    That could be fun...


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    Angles Matter, no way to get rid of your main chute with a military harness. If you do have a streamer it is time to deploy your reserve chest chute. Practice jumps were from 1200' so plenty of time. Combat jumps could be as low as 500' not much time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I want to try skydiving, but the plane would have to be on fire and missing at least half a wing and all if its landing gear.
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    Tony A,


    Angles Matter, no way to get rid of your main chute with a military harness. If you do have a streamer it is time to deploy your reserve chest chute. Practice jumps were from 1200' so plenty of time. Combat jumps could be as low as 500' not much time.

    I know you guys were put out low, in order to be sure to put the guys all on the drop zone, to limit aircraft exposure to AA fire, and to help prevent the men being shot in their parachutes.....but by 2000 feet I would be setting up my landing approach and at 500 feet I'm actually on approach, turning base leg I think.

    Thanks for the clarification, I didn't think you guys would have time to cut away, just pull the reserve if things get hairy.

    It takes a sport parachute about 1000 feet to fully open from a terminal velocity skydive. *If you pull your main at 4,500 feet it'll be 3,500 feet before it's open.

    Some funny replies to this thread, I am really enjoying this site.

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    Hate to be the one this happens to.

    canadian airborne jump chute failure to open



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    78 training and 2 combat jumps, most from 2500 and under 3 halo,s, it was the last jump I made that the chute failed at 500 foot. I didn't survive,, its always your last one isn't it? just kidding about the not surviving guys.

    Tony nice to hear from another 82cd brother, Airborne Ranger all the way my friend. our jumps were not meant to be for entertainment were they? Tc
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    tcrideshd,

    Thank for you for protecting the country and I'm glad you got out of it alive. (Hopefully with no major injuries).

    I must make an edit. The name of the magazine is not SKYDIVER but PARACHUTIST. I am pretty sure anyway, it's been 7 years since I've read a copy. *Most of it was ads anyway.

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    My wife did a tandem sky dive on her 50th birthday. As the plane was taking off, I noticed that one of the tires was alarmingly low. I was pretty concerned until I remembered that she would not be landing in that plane. It was strange being comforted by the fact that my wife was going to be jumping out of that plane.
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    bluesman7,

    That is pretty funny and it goes to show that "details always matter."

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