RkyMtnHI Posted July 11, 2013 Report Share Posted July 11, 2013 Hey all, This was posted on another part of the forum but seems to have been removed some how. Those that know me know that i have jumped out of a few aircraft including four helicopters, and, know that i do not recommend letting someone jump from your helicopter and would never let anyone skydive from ours.... This is one of the reasons why. I have seen pilot chutes dislodged a few times in the back of a King Air and we all jumped at once to catch it before it went out the door. One got really close. I also know a single survivor of and incident that pulled the tail off of a jump plane when the main went out the door before the skydiver. My friend was the ONLY one that got out of the plane, the others were stuck in different parts of the aircraft due to the forces and couldn't get out. The person that had his chute go out the door was shredded. I seriously hope that this video does not disappear and is used to show exactly what the dangers are. The people in this helicopter were not beginners but still had this happen. As you can tell, the helicopter pilot was completely at the mercy of the folks in the back and couldn't have done anything even if he wanted to. I hope he was wearing a parachute as should anyone flying skydivers. I will acknowledge that this can be done relativity safely, but in most cases the risk is not worth the reward. The folks in this video are very lucky.. every last one of them. sincerely, dp Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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