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tomdrop

Sep 23, 2003, 9:33 PM
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 i remember seeing a video of a guy throwing his parachute out of plane and then jumping out after it.

he chased the chute down and put it on, successfully deploying it.

does anyone know the guys name? or if the video is available online?

thanks,
tom.


airtwardo  (D License)

Sep 23, 2003, 11:01 PM
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007 Cool


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Sep 23, 2003, 11:26 PM
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His name was Jimmy Tyler. The first time he left one plane, Bill Parsons left another and Jimmy snapped on to Bill's harness and they landed under one canopy. The second time Jimmy left one plane and his canopy was tossed from another plane. Both jumps were done several times with Jimmy wearing a rig before it was filmed for "Thats In-edible" Jimmy was killed jumping Half Dome.


mikkey  (D License)

Sep 24, 2003, 4:49 AM
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Do a search - the "chute less" type jumps have been discussed recently in this forum. One of the contributors to the thread was "chute less" and guess what he used to do...Wink


tonybrogdon  (D 12855)

Sep 24, 2003, 7:31 AM
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Hey Mike, I believe his name was Jimmy Davis. Him and Dar Robinson were the show's resident skydiving stunt men. He sold me a handbury rig in 1980 with a Comet 228 in Elsinore. He was former national accuracy champion.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Sep 24, 2003, 3:17 PM
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Hi Tony,
Dar did the plane to plane stunt and Jimmy Davis rode a motorcycle out of a plane. Tyler did the 2 chuteless jumps. I flew safety on both of them. They were done up at old Taft.
Get ahold of me and lets go make a jump.
Sparky


gcalder

Oct 1, 2003, 4:23 PM
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Half Dome???


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Oct 1, 2003, 7:04 PM
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Half Dome - Famous mountian/cliff in Yosemite. Was (covertly might still be) used for BASE jumping years ago.


tonybrogdon  (D 12855)

Oct 3, 2003, 7:24 AM
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Hi Mike

I didn't know you had a part in "that's incredible" TV program.

I live in Fresno now. Came through Perris DZ a couple of weeks ago though on a San Diego trip. Hope to catchup with you before long

Blue skies!


oldfart

Jan 21, 2004, 9:53 AM
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In reply to:
i remember seeing a video of a guy throwing his parachute out of plane and then jumping out after it.

he chased the chute down and put it on, successfully deploying it.

does anyone know the guys name? or if the video is available online?
Sounds an awful lot like an Arnold Schwartzenegger movie, Eraser.Arnold attempts to put on a rig in the plane under gunfire,loses the rig out the door and ends up hanging onto the door,eventually being forced out.He sees the rig falling below him and tracks out after it.He puts on the rig and opens his main.His nemesis sees him under a canopy and forces the pilot to attempt to ram him in the air where his chute is destroyed and entangled around him and for a while he plummets to the ground in a tangled,round,white canopy.He eventually frees himself,cuts away and pulls the reserve and impacts into a car in a junk yard just prior to secondary opening shock.
More Hollywood poetic license.
thanks,
tom.


Amazon  (D License)

Jan 21, 2004, 11:52 AM
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 Half Dome in Yosemite. LONG freakin walk and the damn cables with the slick granite from all the tourists is scarier than jumping.


ibx  (A 12422)

Jan 26, 2004, 7:20 AM
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Hy guys,

I once saw a video of guy doning that, he deployd the parachute before putting it on.

Heres a picture of it. http://www.joejennings.com/slide35.htm

Check out the other fotos at http://www.joejennings.com if you don't already know 'em.

Great Quality .

blue ones
--john


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Jan 26, 2004, 8:51 AM
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There is a lot to that photo like a hidden harness under the shirt and things like that.


ibx  (A 12422)

Jan 26, 2004, 9:03 AM
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Yeah you're right, I think he also junped linked to another guy without actually releasing the rig.



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