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  1. He hung on the wing until he was too low. The minute that plane started to spiral, hanging on would have been the last thing on my mind.
  2. Article says he practiced for months. Why even wear a chute if you're not going to use it if it's needed? So much for a back up plan. And the craziest part, I did some searching and he apparently was an avid skydiver and base jumper. Why not just let go and pull? Jon James McMurray, 33, had trained for months to perform the stunt, his management team told CBC News. The rapper was attempting to walk onto the wing of Cessna while the aircraft was flying but “walked to too far out on the wing and sent the aircraft into a downward spiral.” "Jon held onto the wing until it was too late, and by the time he let go, he didn't have time to pull his chute. He impacted and died instantly,” McMurray’s management team said in a statement. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/canadian-rapper-dies-in-airplane-stunt-gone-wrong
  3. Might as well be, might actually catch him. Whoever he was, he's most likely dead and gone and give it another 10 years anyone who could identify him probably will be too. I was really more impressed with the technology used on the tie and being able to lead it back to possibly someone working on the Boeing SST program before the funding was cut and it was shut down. Most of those guys are gone. It really is more of a nail in the coffin that was this case.
  4. lol, I hope not. I've seen some of the locked threads on here about the case. Worse than people arguing about Hillary vs Trump.
  5. Possibly an employee or contractor on the Boeing SST program. http://www.king5.com/news/crime/new-evidence-was-db-cooper-boeing-employee/385924766
  6. And he's back in the news again. This time charged in a cold case from 1977 in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/21/serial-killer-who-appeared-on-dating-game-charged-in-1977-cold-case.html I wonder if there are any "old timers" around that might remember this guy. Or was his skydiver status just a bogus ploy in trying to lure victims? Hi! I'm a Skydiver, motorcycle rider, photographer, oh, and a serial killer. There's also a video of where he won a date on "The Dating Game" back in '78 - https://youtu.be/12PXvKfWdZs I've read that later the woman that picked him on the game refused to go out with him. That decision might have just saved her life.
  7. Andy you cantankerous pain in the ass. Who am i going to argue with now? I'm so glad I got to meet you and become friends. We got several good years in there. Heck almost a decade's worth Glad you got to learn to sail. I know from your FB posts you really enjoyed it. And I enjoyed getting to see it happen for you even if it was from afar. Speaking of FB, just a couple of months ago you said to me, "You really should unblock so and so, life is too short. You made your point to them, now it's time to let it go and mend the fences." Wasn't much I could say to you about it, cause like 99% of the time, you were right. Hopefully you're somewhere reading this. And just so you know I'm going to heed your advice, once again. I suspect it won't be the last time I heed your advice either. Take care, until we meet again.
  8. You're probably right. But whatever the reason for it, it gave me a sec of comic relief watching this extremely experienced skydiver do practice pulls. Then I remembered there were no handles to be touching and the reality of what my eyes were seeing set back in. What an awesome achievement. Right up there with Felix Baumgartner and Alan Eustace setting jump altitude and speed records. The biggest difference in these achievements for me though is in Luke's case when I heard about it I had no desire to do it myself. In Felix's case I wanted to do the same thing he did until I actually saw it and saw how violent of a spin he got into during part of that jump. Then I decided, nope, not for me. We've got to see some amazing things in the world of skydiving over the past few years. What could be next?
  9. If he had one hidden he had me convinced he didn't have one. I watched it live. And I've watched it about 20 times on youtube. I don't see it https://youtu.be/fWOOoXtiXiA You have to admit the practice touches were a little comical. For me it broke the stress of watching it for oh, about two secs, then it was back to fingers crossed. One can clearly see when they get to him in the net there are no handles where he was doing practice touches. And like you said, even if he did have on a chute, in the end he didn't use it and landed like planned. But some just can't bring themselves to appreciate the accuracy and accomplishment that Luke did today. Personally I would think a chute on that landing would have been a hazard for his back. I also think the "he has to wear a chute, now he doesn't" was just part of the show. You know how TV is. Have to make something dramatic even if it's pretty dramatic to begin with.
  10. No chute, landing a success. Pretty friggin amazing to watch https://youtu.be/fWOOoXtiXiA
  11. But the bloke from England wore a chute and could have used it if he was off target. Speaking of targets, that runway made from boxes was definitely bigger than the net Luke will be using. Both stunts though are insane.