This guy is nuts!!! 120,000 foot or 23 mile jump

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    24,500 + feet... good landing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    23 miles or 10,000 feet if the chute fails your gonna bounce just as many times,
    More like splatter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    More like splatter.
    Yup, just a big splat. That's why he's wearing a space suit. Keeps everything inside if he hits. Seriously, don't have 4,000 jumps like another poster, but did jump 131 times. Highest was a cross country starting at 12,500 feet and 12 miles out from the DZ. That was wild, would do that again if the conditions were right.

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    I can't believe I missed this! They have had soooo many delays that I didn't pay much attention. Came back from errands, BOOM it's all over. Hope to catch it when Discovery makes a Documentary out of it...

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    I watched it live too. Pretty incredible.

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    I just can't see the logic in jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft.

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    I watched this live as well. It was something to be proud of as a human being. I am also excited for future documentaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjason6 View Post
    I just can't see the logic in jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft.
    That is the conventional wisdom until we started jumping out of the MV-22 Osprey. The pilots and crew chief said we were the smart one since had parachutes
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    Anything high enough to "boil" air bubbles out of solution's too high for me. Getting the bends at 120Kft and 700+ mph would be a bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjason6 View Post
    I just can't see the logic in jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft.
    There is no such thing. Flying is fairly safe, but never perfect. And the planes they use at drop zones are even worse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjason6 View Post
    I just can't see the logic in jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft.
    After all, that is why the landing gear don't fall off--they have to use them again!

    Did you catch the flipping around he did until he reached enough atmosphere to stabilize?
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    No extreme buffeting upon getting into denser air? I suppose we'll have to wait for the book to come out to get the finer details.

    This was a truly awesome feat. Glad he made it OK.

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    Did not get to see it live but seen it coming across a bunch of the news channels. Good ole adrenaline high!

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