i just had a random idea, is it possible to hold onto a skydiver whilst he opens his parachute or would you get ripped away ?
i think it should be possible if the skydiver who first opens his parachute jumps a quite big one and has it packed so it is a slow and gentle opening.
of course a problem would be that the straps would have to be a bit lose in order for the other skydiver to hold on to the first one...
another problem would be that the guy/girl thats holding onto the first one might breake fingers due to the rapid deceleration on opening and the force on the hands.
dont worry i am not thinking about trying this (at least not yet,maby when i have more experience ), just wanted to know if possible, i googled it but didnt get any usefull results.
the idea would be to hold onto the other skydiver in the plane at exit => jump => stabilize => first guy opens chute => freefall stops => and then second skydiver jumps and has like 2 skydives in one . but the first skydiver should open quite high in case anything goes wrong and in order for the second skydiver to have enough time.