Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Leap Frogs Jump into Neyland Stadium (3 videos)

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This is the incredible moment a group of Navy parachutists sky dived into Neyland Stadium to kick off the Orange vs White Spring football game.

Five members of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team leapt from a plane flying overhead before landing perfectly in succession on the pitch.

The stunt... also marked the Knoxville Navy Week currently underway.


edutcher said...

The tough part's getting through Free Fall School.

It's an ability thing that you either have or don't.

Saw a multi-part documentary on it. Some are naturals, some can be taught, and there are those who could not get it to save their lives.

But, yeah, that first look down is a killer.

Methadras said...

I watched a Leap Frog break his leg on landing once at Qualcomm stadium during a Holiday Bowl game. Delayed the game almost an hour.

Chip Ahoy said...

What a rush.

Feat. Not stunt.

[the word cloud around stunt for verbs includes inhibit, restrict, retard, curb, slow, impede, stifle, halt, check, stop]

So many rushes at once. The rush of dropping down. The physical rush. Like a swing set going really high as a kid and roller coaster, that physical hit to the stomach rush. The rush of the target area looming. The rush of landing. It just is. Mentally there appears a marching band of congratulations. A hang glider landing is an incredible rush. And here the rush of doing it as a team, so extra rush points multiplied. And the rush of the Roman era colosseum crowd all focused on the exact same thing and yelling all at once there collective energy focused. You can feel this quite palpably approaching the stadium. It takes hold of your body. The energy immeasurable. A hundred times extra rush.

These Go-Pro things are blowing my mind. They're winning the internet all over the place over and over and over. People really are incredible.

I almost showed one, a bicycle race in France. It's brutal.

john said...

Like the Thunderbirds, or the Blue Angels, these aerial demonstration teams show to both admiring public and future recruits how the highest levels of training, technology and teamwork come together to achieve the ultimate in human performance.

Unlike the Thunderbirds, or the Blue Angels, these Navy dudes perform in T-shirts, and finish their act with whoops, high-5s and selfies.