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Old 05-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Skydiving Goes Wrong: 80-Year-Old Granny Falls Out Of Harness

Would you be willing to try this out if you were 80 years old?


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Old 05-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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I have a Master Skydiving license and a USPA rated static line jumpmaster. I think the tandem master was wrong in forcing her out of the plane. He should have taken another pass at jump run and tried to build her confidence to get out on her own. Without cooperation on her part, he should have stayed on board and rode the plane down with her. IMO
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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I have a Master Skydiving license and a USPA rated static line jumpmaster. I think the tandem master was wrong in forcing her out of the plane. He should have taken another pass at jump run and tried to build her confidence to get out on her own. Without cooperation on her part, he should have stayed on board and rode the plane down with her. IMO
I did wonder why he almost appeared to be forcing her out of the plane, she clearly didn't want to go. Thanks for clearing that up.

Was the harness not tight enough or you reckon all her "fumbling" about was the cause of the harness issue going wrong during the jump?
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It doesn't look like her experience was good on any level...
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No way do I think that I would want to try this one out. She does appear to be forced to go, which in my opinion is not right.
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I did wonder why he almost appeared to be forcing her out of the plane, she clearly didn't want to go. Thanks for clearing that up.

Was the harness not tight enough or you reckon all her "fumbling" about was the cause of the harness issue going wrong during the jump?
He forced her at exit. When he tried to dive out, she hesitated which caused her to flip backwards in the harness. She was about to fall out of the harness during the freefall. You can see the tandem master holding her legs in the harness to keep her from falling out. She didn't do what she was trained to do, but he should not have forced the issue, IMO. It's just a "fun" sport. I've lost really good friends to skydiving accidents. It definately takes the "fun" out of it. I haven't jumped since 1997.
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He forced her at exit. When he tried to dive out, she hesitated which caused her to flip backwards in the harness. She was about to fall out of the harness during the freefall. You can see the tandem master holding her legs in the harness to keep her from falling out. She didn't do what she was trained to do, but he should not have forced the issue, IMO. It's just a "fun" sport. I've lost really good friends to skydiving accidents. It definately takes the "fun" out of it. I haven't jumped since 1997.
Yeah, I noticed that he was struggling to keep her in the harness and he seemed in shock on the ground, with good reason.


The last thing needed at that sort of altitude is someone that doesn't or can't, for whatever reason, follow what they were taught step-by-step on the ground...usually, painstakingly taught, from some documentaries I've seen.
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Funny we just watched this last night. It must be hot on the Interwebz.
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