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piisfish

Oct 26, 2011, 12:37 AM
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Found an interesting link with beautiful pics and some history on THIS WEBSITE

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Edited to fix link. Thanks to both for the remark and the correction


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slots  (D 1310)

Oct 26, 2011, 2:12 AM
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Your link does not work for me


Beatnik  (D 1051)

Oct 26, 2011, 2:47 AM
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Fixed it

http://wnyheritagepress.org/...rving_air_chutes.htm


beowulf  (C License)

Oct 26, 2011, 6:46 AM
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http://www.airborne-sys.com/...view/raider-intruder


Because of this thread I thought I would lookup the companys current products. Check out their video of someone landing one of their parachutes. The parachutist in the video never flares. He just holds in deep brakes all the way to the ground! I have never seen any experienced skydivers do that before. With a canopy that big ( over 300 sqft) I guess landing in deep breaks isn't a problem.


pchapman  (D 1014)

Oct 26, 2011, 7:07 AM
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Although that Western NY Heritage article contained most of what's in the article, the original LIFE magazine article has a couple more pics and a few more words:

http://books.google.com/...C%201937&f=false

Go to p 28 for the article.

(Google Books is cool! It would be fun to make a thread with a list of other old parachuting articles in their collections. One can search the magazines on the Google Books page... I'm about to look at some Aug. 10,1959 article in LIFE about Sport Parachuting. And how about one of three French parachutists jumping onto the summit area of Mont Blanc in 1961... I think I'll go start a thread.)


JohnRich  (D License)

Oct 26, 2011, 8:19 AM
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In reply to:
Check out their video of someone landing one of their parachutes. The parachutist in the video never flares. He just holds in deep brakes all the way to the ground! I have never seen any experienced skydivers do that before. With a canopy that big ( over 300 sqft) I guess landing in deep breaks isn't a problem.

Sounds like a classic accuracy landing.


beowulf  (C License)

Oct 26, 2011, 8:41 AM
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With out the tuffet or any apparent target.


Krip  (Student)

Oct 26, 2011, 9:51 AM
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http://www.airborne-sys.com/...view/raider-intruder


Because of this thread I thought I would lookup the companys current products. Check out their video of someone landing one of their parachutes. The parachutist in the video never flares. He just holds in deep brakes all the way to the ground! I have never seen any experienced skydivers do that before. With a canopy that big ( over 300 sqft) I guess landing in deep breaks isn't a problem.

It's the army, they have to be able to land safely in all types of terrain and go to work.

ASAP. There was another canopy in the background, We've seen teams practicing landing in a tight group.
It's a beauty to watch.

Everyone landing in the same direction, following the first man down, Just s turns, no spirals etc. no hot dog BS. Team work.

If the fun jumpers had this much discipline a lot more people would be alive today.Frown

FWIW never jumped in the military. Just with a military club.


BTW watch accuracy jumpers with a big Accuracy canopy same type of approach and landing, unless they have to reach for the DC.

Thanks for the linkSmile

R.

R.



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