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(Guardian)   After 15 tries, 138 skydivers finally manage to make a snowflake. Octomom unimpressed   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 8
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865 clicks; posted to Sports » on 04 Aug 2012 at 11:57 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-04 12:52:48 PM  
Man, I bet after having all those kids, her vagina is HUGE!
 
2012-08-04 01:17:53 PM  
When I worked in the industry, I was always amused by the time and expense (thousands upon thousands of $$$ usually) folks would go thru to earn a slot on these huge formation skydives. It's almost always a complete clusterfark, run by folks who take this shiat far too seriously, and completely meaningless to anyone who doesn't give a shiat about freefall relative work and a good portion of those that do. Plus, matching outfits alot of the time. For all the cred it gets you, you might as well build the world's largest PB and Banana sandwich or something.
 
2012-08-04 02:26:18 PM  

drewogatory: When I worked in the industry, I was always amused by the time and expense (thousands upon thousands of $$$ usually) folks would go thru to earn a slot on these huge formation skydives. It's almost always a complete clusterfark, run by folks who take this shiat far too seriously, and completely meaningless to anyone who doesn't give a shiat about freefall relative work and a good portion of those that do. Plus, matching outfits alot of the time. For all the cred it gets you, you might as well build the world's largest PB and Banana sandwich or something.


When the formations breakup, what is the rule, how do jumpers know when it is safe to open their chutes without hitting another jumper?

Also, I would like to join your world's largest PB and Banana sandwich attempt. Maybe this would be good for the next FARK party?
 
2012-08-04 03:02:23 PM  
When the formations breakup, what is the rule, how do jumpers know when it is safe to open their chutes without hitting another jumper?


Everyone will have a pre-assigned "flight path" when they turn to track away in basically reverse order to when they linked up (they build outward from a "base"). This will give altitude/distance separation and the higher jumpers will start pulling first. Then everyone just flies the landing pattern in. Often they will have multiple assigned landing areas to reduce traffic as much as possible.
 
2012-08-04 03:38:23 PM  

23FPB23: Man, I bet after having all those kids, her vagina is HUGE!


She doesn't need a chute.
 
2012-08-05 09:39:42 AM  
Fark you and your auto play video subby.
 
2012-08-05 10:47:12 AM  

drewogatory: Everyone will have a pre-assigned "flight path" when they turn to track away in basically reverse order to when they linked up (they build outward from a "base"). This will give altitude/distance separation and the higher jumpers will start pulling first. Then everyone just flies the landing pattern in. Often they will have multiple assigned landing areas to reduce traffic as much as possible.


Plans are subject to failure.

Freak Brothers
 
2012-08-05 11:26:34 AM  

wutchamacallem: Plans are subject to failure.

Freak Brothers


That sucks... figure he jumped at thousands of feet above the ground, and made it safely all but the last fifty. :(
 
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