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(ABC Local)   Skydiver experiences malfunction of his special wing suit and makes unfortunate landing in the backyard of the Dye family during their Easter egg hunt. Friends say he was a good boy, loved his Mama, loved Jesus and America too   (abclocal.go.com) divider line 106
    More: Sad, dyes, mom, Arkady Shenker, landing  
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2014-04-21 08:29:21 AM  
Thank you Easter bunny... Bock Bock!
 
2014-04-21 08:29:25 AM  
Pilot heard to exclaim "As god as my witness, i thought turkeys could fly..."
 
2014-04-21 08:31:45 AM  

"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
 
2014-04-21 08:35:01 AM  
a57.foxnews.com
 
2014-04-21 08:35:02 AM  
I get the odd sensation that the dye family uses plastic eggs.
 
2014-04-21 08:35:18 AM  

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!!!"


All while butt chugging Red Bull.
 
2014-04-21 08:35:31 AM  
Jesus wanted this man to die.

Yay Jesus!! \o/
 
2014-04-21 08:37:39 AM  
Hate to have that "oh farkk, this is how it's gonna end" moment. Every New Yorkers' worst fear - dying in New Jersey.
 
Skr
2014-04-21 08:38:46 AM  
I think I missed this cut of The Gods Must Be Crazy
 
2014-04-21 08:39:45 AM  
So he went from skydiving...


....to fertilizer all in one fell swoop.


/never jumping out of a perfectly good airplane if I can help it
 
2014-04-21 08:40:46 AM  
But, was he crazy 'bout Elvis?
 
2014-04-21 08:41:02 AM  
Anyone flying a wing suit has a pretty damn good chance of dying like this.  There's skydiving...then there's suicide jumpers.  This is the latter.
 
2014-04-21 08:44:58 AM  

Xanlexian: Jesus wanted this man to die.

Yay Jesus!! \o/


www.nature.com
 
2014-04-21 08:46:39 AM  

SDRR: But, was he crazy 'bout Elvis?


No, but I hear his girlfriend was.

/Loved horses too.
 
2014-04-21 08:47:14 AM  
My first jumps were made there, they are a bit sloppy compared to others. However, I never felt unsafe.
 
2014-04-21 08:51:32 AM  
I'll never understand why some of these people just can't pray harder.
 
2014-04-21 08:52:20 AM  

hechz: My first jumps were made there, they are a bit sloppy compared to others. However, I never felt unsafe.


If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is a bad hobby to take up.
 
2014-04-21 08:54:53 AM  
I'm never sure how to feel when I hear about stuff like this.

On the one hand, someone died, so that is sad.
On the other hand, the whole point of doing things like sky-diving is the risk.  That's what makes people do it.  So, in a sense, if some of them aren't dying, it would ruin it for everyone, right?  Maybe I don't understand it.
 
2014-04-21 08:55:57 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Xanlexian: Jesus wanted this man to die.

Yay Jesus!! \o/

[www.nature.com image 200x189]


Y'know?  I believe you.
 
2014-04-21 08:56:14 AM  
Wing-suiting at 49, it's obvious he was having a mid-life crisi - uh, nevermind.
 
2014-04-21 08:57:17 AM  
But his landing was to Dye for.
 
2014-04-21 08:57:36 AM  
Never jump out of  a perfectly good airplane.
 
2014-04-21 08:58:50 AM  
I love how people are OUTRAGED about people parachuting "just a few hours later".

I'm sure they've stopped driving their cars for the "appropriate" amount of days after a car accident claimed lives.
 
2014-04-21 08:58:51 AM  
All you jokers don't seem to understand the gravity of this.
 
2014-04-21 08:59:08 AM  

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.
 
2014-04-21 08:59:36 AM  
www.bio.utexas.edu
Prefer this kind of diving.  while it has it's dangers, they're better managed.
 
2014-04-21 09:00:13 AM  
This wing suit, it came from Acme, no?
 
2014-04-21 09:00:50 AM  

SpdrJay: But his landing was to Dye for.


Yeah. He started off strong but his technique was a little weak in the middle. He really stuck the landing though.
 
2014-04-21 09:03:58 AM  
Well I won't fall down, no I won't fall down
You can stand me up at the gates of Hell
But I won't fall down

No I'll land my ground, won't be turned around
And I'll keep this wingsuit from draggin' me down
Gonna land my ground and I won't fall down
 Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out...
 
2014-04-21 09:04:48 AM  

SpdrJay: But his landing was to Dye for.


I've been racking my brain to figure out how to make Dye a double entendre.  Too early.
cdn.frugalcouponliving.com
 
2014-04-21 09:05:07 AM  

Muta: All you jokers don't seem to understand the gravity of this.


img1.wikia.nocookie.net

Quite the contrary.
 
2014-04-21 09:06:38 AM  

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...
 
2014-04-21 09:07:49 AM  

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


I'm guessing she meant he was conscious and spinning before the first bounce.
 
2014-04-21 09:09:57 AM  
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Guaranteed for the life of the user.
 
2014-04-21 09:10:10 AM  

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!!!"


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-21 09:10:23 AM  

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...



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It all depends on the type of jump that you want to make! 

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. 

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.
 
2014-04-21 09:11:39 AM  
The suit allows a skydiver to move forward while descending. It is unclear whether the suit opened properly.

On what planet does a wingsuit open?  I mean, except when you're undressing.

Skydiving- yet another topic about which the media can't string together two accurate sentences.
 
2014-04-21 09:14:55 AM  
Any pics?
 
2014-04-21 09:16:29 AM  
YOLO, however, YODO also.

Something to keep in mind.
 
2014-04-21 09:18:29 AM  
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.
 
2014-04-21 09:18:45 AM  
His nickname wasn't Jarts was it?
 
2014-04-21 09:21:25 AM  

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.
 
2014-04-21 09:22:37 AM  
We should also remember that he was crazy 'bout Elvis, loved horses, and his girlfriend too.
 
2014-04-21 09:25:22 AM  

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.

 


I'll take your word for it, but I don't think my back would let me try it even once... L5-S1 issue that's never really healed right after surgery over 10 years ago...

I was also talking about how much the wing suit cost, and it seems like everyone of the people using them have about 2-3 GoPro cameras strapped to themselves, at $300 a pop... But if it makes you happy, spend your money as you see fit... Not like I plan on trying to stop you...
 
2014-04-21 09:25:31 AM  

HectorSchwartz: YOLO, however, YODO also.

Something to keep in mind.


Yep. He took YOLO to its logical conclusion.
 
2014-04-21 09:26:26 AM  
He should've aimed his special wing suit at the Live family backyard.
I guess his little batman suit wasn't equipped with a big f'n mattress in the utility belt.
 
2014-04-21 09:28:13 AM  
+1 Subby.  Nicely done.
 
2014-04-21 09:29:58 AM  

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.


Waking up in the morning is death defying.
 
2014-04-21 09:31:09 AM  

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.



Don't they still do static line jumps too? That's about 4-6 hours of training, and you go out the door on your own with a nylon cord attached to your chute (with velcro). Hopefully, it opens. (mine did).
 
2014-04-21 09:32:04 AM  

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.


Scrambled.
 
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