Wolf892: But did he leave a handsome corpse? A great instigram pic? Was he living his life to the eXtreme?Did he post something awe inspiring on his facebook page before jumping out of the plane like "LOL, if you're not living life on the edge you're taking up too much space!!!"
Xanlexian: Jesus wanted this man to die.Yay Jesus!! \o/
SDRR: But, was he crazy 'bout Elvis?
hechz: My first jumps were made there, they are a bit sloppy compared to others. However, I never felt unsafe.
Zeb Hesselgresser: Xanlexian: Jesus wanted this man to die.Yay Jesus!! \o/[www.nature.com image 200x189]
elkraf: Never jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
SpdrJay: But his landing was to Dye for.
Muta: All you jokers don't seem to understand the gravity of this.
rnatalie: elkraf: Never jump out of a perfectly good airplane.Have you ridden in most jump planes?A wing suit is not a "specialized parachute." You don't land (successfully) with using a wing suit. That's why you also have a parachute (actually two) with you.
Englebert Slaptyback: "I saw the jumpers. Then I noticed one, and he kind of looked like he was conscious. He was just spinning," Annie Marie Dye said.o_O
Arcturus72: rnatalie: elkraf: Never jump out of a perfectly good airplane.Have you ridden in most jump planes?A wing suit is not a "specialized parachute." You don't land (successfully) with using a wing suit. That's why you also have a parachute (actually two) with you.I was thinking the same thing... Then again, I read a story about wingsuits the other day where the people interviewed were saying that most experienced wingsuit jumpers know most of the others, and all of them have had good friends die while jumping... Which is kind of scary, since you have to know the odds are never really in your favor if you put one of those on to jump out of a plane or off any elevation...I understand it's all about the thrill and getting those really good GoPro commercials recorded, but while it looks fun, so do a lot of other things that don't have quite as high a mortality rate... Plus, how much does all that cost? The plane ride, the suit, and so on...
mike_d85: I get the odd sensation that the dye family uses plastic eggs.
MooseBayou: A tandem jump usually costs around $200 - $250. A first jump in the AFF program usually costs more like $300-$400, but much more goes into it, hence the higher costs. Skydiving IS an expensive sport, but nothing else compares to it. It's worth every penny. Hope that helps.Source(s):Skydiver with 400+ jumps.
HectorSchwartz: YOLO, however, YODO also.Something to keep in mind.
Maul555: I have a hard time feeling sory for people that die like this. That is what you get for having a death-defying hobby. I mostly feel sorry for the poor family on the ground.
MooseBayou: Arcturus72: rnatalie: elkraf: Never jump out of a perfectly good airplane.As a first time jumper, you can choose between two different types of jumps. A tandem jump is when you are strapped to a qualified and trained professional instructor, where you basically just go along for the ride and don't have anything to do but enjoy it. This is what most people choose to do for their first time, mostly because the training is much faster (about 20 mins or less) and it is a bit more cost effective. There's also the fast that, for your first jump, it's very easy to become overwhelmed with sensory overload. It's much easier to deal with this when you don't have to open a parachute and fly it to the ground!Then there is AFF, which stands for Accelerated Freefall. It involves a full day, 8 hour course where they train you on everything from body position, to how the gear works, and how to fly a parachute. At the end of the course, you jump out of a plane wearing your own parachute, while two instructors hold onto your harness during freefall. You open your own parachute, and fly it back to the ground. Most people usually only go with this method as a first jump if they plan on learning how to skydive and eventually doing it by themselves.
traylor: mike_d85: I get the odd sensation that the dye family uses plastic eggs.Well, there were at least two organic eggs in their backyard this year.
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