“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
A net? Big whoop.Turret gunner in WWII did that for real.Luckily, he was over northern Germany and enough tree branches broke his fall.
ed is right about that. There have been a few of these survivors over the years.
I read that stunt was completed and for whatever reason the voice of Don Adams as Maxwell Smart came to mind "Missed it by that much, Chief".
Luckily, he was over northern Germany and enough tree branches broke his fall.I recall reading about that in Ripley's. I think that he also landed on a steep slope of pines. The oblique angle thickened the cushion so to speak.
The precision targeting is what I find remarkable. That and the courage. He/they must have been steering the whole time.
That was my thought, as well - 10,000 square feet seems like a big target until you think about how far and how fast he as traveling - then 100 x 100 seems kind of small compared to the rest of the surface of the earth.How did the French judge score the landing?
Sixty, LOL on the Maxwell Smart comment.
Still this takes balls of steel and you'll never see me do it.
chickelit said...The precision targeting is what I find remarkable. That and the courage. He/they must have been steering the whole time.Saw a documentary on the US Army's Free Fall School and some guys are naturals, some are born bricks, but, yeah, they steer and maneuver every second.This guy must have been doing this stuff for years to time it like that.
Next time bales of hay!
He landed kind of near the edge of the net. What is that? Aw, jeeze, I just pissed myself.
Yeah Sixty - LoL.I assume the other guys would have grabbed him if he'd been too far off course, but once he got to 6,000 feet he was at the point of no return and on his own.I wonder if they tested the net with a weighted dummy before the jump.
Yeah, I bet a Mythbuster Buster did the jump before he did. The exec's at Fox should have demanded at least that before taking it to air.
Hold my parachute, and watch this.
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