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(YouTube)   The coolest first-person video of skydiving into Mile High before the AFC Championship you'll see...well...ever   (youtube.com) divider line 27
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2014-01-20 11:00:23 PM
I saw my house!

/Not really.
 
2014-01-21 12:56:52 AM
It's amazing how it seeml like it would take forever... Then zoom! Your in the stadium!
 
2014-01-21 04:01:59 AM

Darth_Lukecash: It's amazing how it seeml like it would take forever... Then zoom! Your in the stadium!


Exactly what I was thinking!
 
2014-01-21 04:20:30 AM

Wadded Beef: I saw my house!

/Not really.


Yay Denver.

Couldn't see mine either :)
 
2014-01-21 05:03:30 AM
I saw the neighborhood I used to live in 25 years ago. (really) Go donkeys!
 
2014-01-21 07:12:09 AM

Darth_Lukecash: It's amazing how it seeml like it would take forever... Then zoom! Your in the stadium!


Alas poor Youric. I knew him...IN DENVER.


//You're, not your.
 
2014-01-21 07:25:42 AM
I thought the headline said "The coolest first person video of skydiving into Mile High Club before AFC Championship..." and was kinda disappointed, because that would have been *AWESOME*.
 
2014-01-21 07:45:26 AM
Is parking THAT expensive?
 
2014-01-21 07:51:27 AM

ktybear: Darth_Lukecash: It's amazing how it seeml like it would take forever... Then zoom! Your in the stadium!

Exactly what I was thinking!


Thirded... I've never sky dived (dove?), but, I'll assume that is how it feels, like you are way up, way up, and then the last 10 seconds feel extremely quick to the ground.
 
2014-01-21 08:11:17 AM
That's some very dangerous flying made to look easy!  Check out 4:00 in the video and you see the last skydiver pretty much  goes from the top of the stadium to ground level in 4 seconds.  If they don't pull up in time they're legs will be jelly.
 
2014-01-21 08:13:44 AM

dfacto: That's some very dangerous flying made to look easy!  Check out 4:00 in the video and you see the last skydiver pretty much  goes from the top of the stadium to ground level in 4 seconds.  If they don't pull up in time their they're legs will be jelly.


oops, ftfm
 
2014-01-21 08:38:52 AM
Jim O'Brien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
2014-01-21 08:54:18 AM
And then this young boy came up to me and said "ticket please".
 
2014-01-21 09:35:01 AM
"I pooped myself a little bit."
 
2014-01-21 10:25:47 AM

Polish Brainiac: Is parking THAT expensive?


Yes. You'd think a stadium would have enough parking spaces, but the video shows how small the parking lots are, so they charge a bunch to park there.
 
2014-01-21 10:43:21 AM
I saw signs for $90 to park in a crappy business parking lot and you still had to walk to the stadium.  In the neighborhood next to the stadium they had 8 tow trucks and a flatbed.

It was scary to watch how quickly they dropped to get to the field.
 
2014-01-21 12:01:21 PM

FriarED1: Polish Brainiac: Is parking THAT expensive?

Yes. You'd think a stadium would have enough parking spaces, but the video shows how small the parking lots are, so they charge a bunch to park there.


It's dildos. For $20 I instead parked at a high school about ten blocks from the stadium in windy,12-degree weather.

/Would do it again.
 
2014-01-21 12:21:59 PM
That was awesome, never thought about getting into a game that way.

Thank gawd it wasn't a domed stadium . . . .
 
rka
2014-01-21 12:33:49 PM

FriarED1: Polish Brainiac: Is parking THAT expensive?

Yes. You'd think a stadium would have enough parking spaces, but the video shows how small the parking lots are, so they charge a bunch to park there.


Park at one of the many ParkNRides around the metro area and take the bus in.

Only fools and tailgaters park down there.
 
2014-01-21 01:12:52 PM
Does anyone on the intertube know how to do video editing. That wasted a ton of time.
 
2014-01-21 02:18:35 PM
The last large event I was at with skydivers one of them died.
 
2014-01-21 02:22:32 PM
I always wondered if there isn't a strong rotor at the windward lip of the stadium.  As the breeze goes over the stadium, it should curl inward, forming a tube very much like the ones you see surfers shooting through.  Rotors can break free of the obstacles the cause them and roll downwind, so it's not good enough just to avoid the obstacle itself.  At the little airport where I used to fly, the runway was parallel to and about 100ft from a stand of trees.  Pilots coming in for the first time would frequently get surprised by a rolling rotor as they landed.  The effect made lighter aircraft do an unanticipated sharp roll away from the treeline.

In a stadium, the effect might be a sudden downdraft dropping the canopy faster than expected or a bit of unexpected lift if the windward side of the rotor was encountered first.  Which might explain why they drop into the stadium so quickly: the less time they spend near/in the potential rotor and the more momentum they have going in, the less likely they will be thrown off course by it.
 
2014-01-21 03:41:40 PM

Oldiron_79: The last large event I was at with skydivers one of them died.


D-Day?
 
2014-01-21 04:11:37 PM

dittybopper: Oldiron_79: The last large event I was at with skydivers one of them died.

D-Day?


Im not even vaguely that old.
 
2014-01-21 05:10:10 PM

Monkey2: And then this young boy came up to me and said "ticket please".


Well, they got a T-shirt for their troubles at least. Before they were ushered out of the stadium.
 
2014-01-21 08:13:21 PM

tillerman35: I always wondered if there isn't a strong rotor at the windward lip of the stadium.  As the breeze goes over the stadium, it should curl inward, forming a tube very much like the ones you see surfers shooting through.  Rotors can break free of the obstacles the cause them and roll downwind, so it's not good enough just to avoid the obstacle itself.  At the little airport where I used to fly, the runway was parallel to and about 100ft from a stand of trees.  Pilots coming in for the first time would frequently get surprised by a rolling rotor as they landed.  The effect made lighter aircraft do an unanticipated sharp roll away from the treeline.

In a stadium, the effect might be a sudden downdraft dropping the canopy faster than expected or a bit of unexpected lift if the windward side of the rotor was encountered first.  Which might explain why they drop into the stadium so quickly: the less time they spend near/in the potential rotor and the more momentum they have going in, the less likely they will be thrown off course by it.


There definitely is turbulence.  That's why they hire the pros, who make it look easy and don't kill themselves or some kid in the crowd.  Flying a piece of fabric into a building ain't easy.
 
2014-01-22 03:24:30 AM
Excellent job.

Oh and this.

/loud
 
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