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Skydiving and Birds

 


Blue240  (A License)

Nov 11, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Anyone ever have any problems/ funny encounters with birds while skydiving?


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Nov 11, 2012, 12:08 PM
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http://www.dropzone.com/...rum.cgi?post=2227575 That is one of the more dramatic stories I've read on here.

At my home DZ, we do get hawks that like to flock with and occasionally attack canopies. There's been some damage to canopy cells but not any so substantial as to cause injury. I've had a hawk following me in on final and apparently playing with my pilot chute and topskin, but fortunately no damage.


erdnarob  (D 364)

Nov 11, 2012, 2:08 PM
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I have seen birds nearby when deploying. They just went away very fast. One time at Rantoul at the WFFC, I have seen an osprey below me, surprised, curious but friendly. My fear is about big ones like Canada geese and possible impact in freefall or deployment


jakee  (C License)

Nov 11, 2012, 4:21 PM
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Not me, and not funny, but... http://www.skyxtreme.com/...000/safety.html#bird


Blue240  (A License)

Nov 11, 2012, 9:01 PM
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WOW.Shocked


Joellercoaster  (D 105792)

Nov 11, 2012, 11:37 PM
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I had always assumed that photo was fake... but that sounds like there is an actual story behind it. Trippy.


mchamp  (D 32129)

Nov 12, 2012, 12:10 AM
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This guy did during the 2011 3rd DIPC in Dubai
Forget his name but his picture is below

Fortunately the bird "flared" and no impact occurred but definitely a close one!
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BigBUG  (D License)

Nov 12, 2012, 12:22 AM
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I once found a gig hawk just next to me after opening.
The bird looks real angry so I flew away real quick.

And, even this is not skydiving, I believe this video belongs to this thread.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RriaXGMH7g


potatoman  (Student)

Nov 13, 2012, 2:26 AM
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I have posted this in the past....

Saw someone's chest after a Grashopper strike at about 4000ft. Ouch.


jclalor  (B 33202)

Nov 14, 2012, 3:57 AM
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I always thought this was pretty cool, feeding a Peregrine falcon while in free fall.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vfLDIvBGXE



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