This is more then a skydive more then a jump. Jumpers spend 5 mins flying to the ground and begin a 270 swoop at like 8 to 1000 feet depending if they are on high performance canopies and cross braced stuff.
But when you use the air to fly , to stay up, you do it for more then 2 hours daily 275 days a year it takes on a bit more reality of what your doing
No lonely stoners either. Drugs only relAtion to flying is the mix with poor decisions.
It's like if your job is a pilot and it's essentially your responsibility to consider the factors and no matter what the wheels are going Down on the centerline and the numbers. There is no room for mistake when lives depend and especially yours; your not afraid to die but you yearn to do it again.
Skydiving canopies are notorious for being flying pieces of crap and frankly when your aspect ratio is 5 times that of a fold up life saving device that refuses to deflate upOn stalling and is designed to catch air versus repel it, and combined with a lack of airtime and fundament focus on freefall, and 40,000 people to pretend your cool infront of, its all the requirements for poor decision making and accident prone jumpers failing to consider the two most important things.
Not to mention I'm aware of what your talking about, the guy epic failed A down winder.
Question: how many skydives does it take to equivilate A cross country pAragliding flight?
Answer: too many.
Appreciate the concern but that's like a unskilled surfer going Out at jaws on a 40+ day(hawaiin)
Sure that's the nature of the beast, you let anyone do it. But it goes beyond that when it's simply what you do that pays the bills. You make a impulse decision and fuck yourself up your sol as far as income.
Not to mentiion if the conditions don't permit they don't permit. You wouldn't even know we are there .
Also the landing speed is like 10mph vs double or tripple or quadruplle
Anyways it's been handled
Don't know why you can't delete topics here, seems ahem...special
[color=darkred][/color][b]... THE LONESTONER'S ON EPLAYA!!!!!! HELLS YEAH! WUDDUP KID?!
so once upon time there was a burning man. it was a couple of years ago, maybe 08 or 09 and I was having a great middle of the day frolic with a cute little aerialist in her structure when all of a sudden there was "frantic energy" (her words not mine) and commotion noises, the type rarely heard out there. and a couple of screams. next thing you know part of a parachute falls in to , or blows in to our area. didn't look good and it wasn't. luckily the jumper got away with only a busted leg and some serious scratches. .....
that being said one of the regulars in jump art out there told me to tell the "skydancer" this.... there is a community that already does a lot of that and refer him to the burningsky.org website and the black rock airport group. Generally, the airport ops people coordinate all flight ops and our burningsky gang works with them to do our jump operations.
it doesn't matter who came up with the idea, but only the fact that it came up at all.