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(WTKR)   Navy parachute trainees get extra credit in 'dangling from trees waiting to be rescued'   (wtkr.com ) divider line
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2014-02-26 08:58:40 AM  
Durrr..  you pop the reserve chute, unhook your main and climb down on the reserve lines...
 
2014-02-26 09:01:24 AM  

Psylence: Durrr..  you pop the reserve chute, unhook your main and climb down on the reserve lines...


I was about to ask, if they didn't have a way to get unstuck.  Seems to me, being stuck in a tree, behind enemy lines, would not be the time to wait for someone to come rescue you.
 
2014-02-26 09:07:46 AM  
Thats how its done, according to an Army Ranger I spoke with at a wedding.

Once you hear it, it makes sense...  might not occur to you if you are stuck in a tree though.
 
2014-02-26 09:23:20 AM  
We'd do forest jumps to train for this kind of situation.  Have to get your own a** out...  can't call the fire department in combat.

http://www.bragg.army.mil/units/20engbde/27engbtn/Pages/default.aspx
 
2014-02-26 09:36:54 AM  
Wow, spring flooding is much worse than I expected, when the Navy is getting stuck in trees.
 
2014-02-26 10:36:49 AM  
Training for the war, my uncle was stuck up in a tree for about three days outside of Mobile.  Got bitten by a rattlesnake up there!
 
2014-02-26 10:41:14 AM  
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2014-02-26 11:31:22 AM  

eLurker: We'd do forest jumps to train for this kind of situation.  Have to get your own a** out...  can't call the fire department in combat.

http://www.bragg.army.mil/units/20engbde/27engbtn/Pages/default.aspx


I find that hard to believe.  Are you saying your would deliberatly land in a tree?  Wouldn't that have a tendency to ruin a prefectly good parachute,  reserve chute, and maybe a perfectly good soldier?

Navy Aircrew.  Did the parachute drag and Helo Dunker.  Both simulations.
 
2014-02-26 01:14:22 PM  
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2014-02-26 01:18:43 PM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: Navy Aircrew. Did the parachute drag and Helo Dunker. Both simulations.


Vasquez: How many *combat* parachute drags?
AugieDoggyDaddy: Uh...two. Including this one.
Drake: Shiat.
Hudson: Oh man...
 
2014-02-26 04:00:55 PM  
FTA:

It took tactical teams more than an hour to get the first sailor who was out of the trees by noon. The other sailor was up in the air  more than two hours. He was free just before 1 p.m.

Who writes this drivel?
Had to read it four times....still not really sure what I'm supposed to know...
 
2014-02-26 06:33:10 PM  
I'd seen something similar happen back in the early 90's when I lived in Virginia Beach.  An A-6 went down just off the coast on evening, and the crew ejected safely, but one guy got stuck in a tree on Pacific Ave.  Took the Navy guys about half an hour to get there and get him down.  A small crowd had gathered around him and was shooting the breeze with him while he waited.
 
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