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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-11 02:07 AM
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7. I watched the 82nd jump during an airshow in high winds
It was in Georgia in '87 or so. Almost everyone was drug by their chutes. One guy got a nasty compound fracture. Many more got a trip to the hospital. About 1/3rd of them were fit enough to march back to the crowd, and most of those had torn uniforms and were marching with a limp. At another practice session for a military airshow I saw a female parachutist fall all the way to the ground with her chute never opening.
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  - That is damned dangerous as well as stupid...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-26-11 12:35 AM   #2 
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  - I watched the 82nd jump during an airshow in high winds  Major Nikon   Sep-26-11 02:07 AM   #7 
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