Inside a Military Static-Line Parachute Jump (vid)

 

Found this on Youtube, pretty good Gopro vid.  

Is this thing showing up?

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Seems to be very high,even for a training jump,clean fatigue. Phone Post 3.0

I would wager the GoPro lens makes it look higher. Probably a regular old 1250 ft AGL static line.

Also at the beginning of the video is a huge pet peeve of mine. That guy's fucking goggle retention straps hanging down like rabbit ears. Can't stand it.

That was fun to watch. Five jump chump in 1995.

Good Blackhawk jump video.

Jedburgh1 - I would wager the GoPro lens makes it look higher. Probably a regular old 1250 ft AGL static line.

Also at the beginning of the video is a huge pet peeve of mine. That guy's fucking goggle retention straps hanging down like rabbit ears. Can't stand it.
Loose and flapping straps are the devils work. Phone Post 3.0

When I was a young infantry fire team leader, lean and hard, I had all sorts of pet peeves.

Old age has softened me some, but those damn straps still set me off.

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Yeah,I have a few myself.
The straps one is right up there though. Phone Post 3.0

What caused his twist up at the beginning? Phone Post 3.0

Poor body position exiting the aircraft.

If you jump, rather than walk off the ramp, the prop blast will twist your body as the chute is in the process of deploying.

The chute still has full lift capability, just no steering when it's twisted (as well as you can steer the MC-6 chute)

lol @ his awareness count came out as " ... awlwlllblblblwwalllllrrrlllllrrrwwwwlllbbll...".

Edited to make own thread, dont want to derail.