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brokky

May 7, 2010, 3:27 AM
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World Team 1996
On the last day of the event, the clouds were too low (10 000ft) to go for a large formation world record attempt.
So instead, everyone who wanted could go for a jump out of 1 Mi-26 chopper...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZZcn0fu7Q4




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ltdiver  (D 20506)

May 8, 2010, 11:54 AM
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Truly awesome visual! Love how the "teams" all exited. World Class. Thanks for sharing!


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

May 8, 2010, 12:29 PM
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Cool!

Question: at the end, it says that the service ceiling for this helicopter is 15,000 feet. How did it get to 20,000 - 25,000 for the record attempts, then?


Andy9o8  (D License)

May 8, 2010, 5:27 PM
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Pfft. Anyone can do a linked exit. Weenies.
Angelic


captain1976  (D 7183)

May 8, 2010, 6:06 PM
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Cool!

Question: at the end, it says that the service ceiling for this helicopter is 15,000 feet. How did it get to 20,000 - 25,000 for the record attempts, then?

Service ceilings are based on a couple of factors. Considered "the maximum usable altitude of an aircraft" If a service ceiling in a piston type plane like a Cessna 182 is 18000 ft, thats when the plane stops climbing at a significant enough rate (100 feet per min) to make anything higher a real struggle. But the plane will go to 20,000 and higher if you want to wait. I personally have had them to 22K

The same rule applies to turbine planes and helicopters but compressor stalls based on the type of engine are the risk there, meaning the engine might quit.


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brokky

May 9, 2010, 1:18 PM
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Cool!

Question: at the end, it says that the service ceiling for this helicopter is 15,000 feet. How did it get to 20,000 - 25,000 for the record attempts, then?

For the big formation record attempts there were 4 Mi-26s in formation (see picture attached) , each one carrying about 75 to 80 skydivers,which is a weight of about 7000 kgs . The Mi 26 can lift 20000 kgs
Not too sure anymore what the exit altitude was but it was minimum 20000 ft


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airtwardo  (D License)

May 9, 2010, 2:45 PM
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It's Raining People...GREAT pic! Cool


Waldschrat

May 9, 2010, 4:37 PM
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Yes the MI-26 is an impossible great maschine. But i think this things from the cold war, we will not see a long time again.

sadly for us....


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firstime  (B 28972)

May 11, 2010, 7:40 PM
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great video, how did the last team before the go around make it back


brokky

May 12, 2010, 10:29 AM
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great video, how did the last team before the go around make it back

they were (more or less...) in walking distance from the DZ...


riggermick  (D 17071)

Jul 4, 2010, 3:07 AM
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World Team 1996
On the last day of the event, the clouds were too low (10 000ft) to go for a large formation world record attempt.
So instead, everyone who wanted could go for a jump out of 1 Mi-26 chopper...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZZcn0fu7Q4






I was on the chopper, seemed like a good idea at the time . once we got airbourne whole nother story!! thing lifted off soooooo slowley, did not think we would make it to altitude, very heavy. very heavy. made it to 3 k and all out on two passes. Hind sight being 20 20 wouldn't do it again. Fuck that!
Mick
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