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    I've done it a few times - have a look on youtube for 'fats on a plane' - thats me! Its a few years old now, I first did it when I was about 22/23...

    My Girlfriend did one in March at Hinton Skydiving Centre for the 'help for heroes' charity, and they got their actual jumps at a discounted price, and raised over 6k at the same time.

    I love it, would recommend it to anyone!!

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    Parachute Jumping Jim just talked me into doing the ferris wheel at Seaside Heights . First time I've been on one since I was a tween , I had a scare on one and that was the end of heights for me . I'm getting better , but parachute jumping

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    I've never been able to see the advantage in getting out of a perfectly good airplane while the engine's still running.

    Tom (... the first step's a real killer!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 223507
    I've never been able to see the advantage in getting out of a perfectly good airplane while the engine's still running.

    Tom (... the first step's a real killer!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkE, post: 223476
    I've done it a few times - have a look on youtube for 'fats on a plane' - thats me! Its a few years old now, I first did it when I was about 22/23...

    My Girlfriend did one in March at Hinton Skydiving Centre for the 'help for heroes' charity, and they got their actual jumps at a discounted price, and raised over 6k at the same time.

    I love it, would recommend it to anyone!!

    omg mark that was excellant

    thanks for sharing
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    The thought of a fractured pelvis/broken spine puts me off, of course there's risk in everything but














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    I've never done it myself - scared of heights but I know a few people who have and they say it is fantastic - really exhilarating. If I wasn't such a coward, I'd love to do it :D

    Go for it Tracy, if it's something you've always wanted to do









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    The parachutes they have are massive backpacks that contain three seperate 'chutes - the first is a small one that guides you as you jump out the plane, the second is the main one. The third one you'll hopefully never see, but its nice to know its there - it's a pressure sensitive one so if you get to xxx feet and the second one hasn't gone off for any reason (malfunction, tandem guy had a heart attack) it sets itself off so you will land slowly (not necessarily 100% safely, but it saves lives).

    I could be crippled walking the road these days. I'll only live once, these arent some dodgy foreigners on holiday trying to make a cheap few quid, I trust them.

    Tracy - how great is my jumpsuit and hat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkE, post: 223629
    The parachutes they have are massive backpacks that contain three seperate 'chutes - the first is a small one that guides you as you jump out the plane, the second is the main one. The third one you'll hopefully never see, but its nice to know its there - it's a pressure sensitive one so if you get to xxx feet and the second one hasn't gone off for any reason (malfunction, tandem guy had a heart attack) it sets itself off so you will land slowly (not necessarily 100% safely, but it saves lives).

    I could be crippled walking the road these days. I'll only live once, these arent some dodgy foreigners on holiday trying to make a cheap few quid, I trust them.

    Tracy - how great is my jumpsuit and hat?

    mark the jumpsuit and hat looked fab
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    I am way too scared of heights to do this myself (heck, I won't do most of the rollercoasters at wdw!) - but if you want to, I say go for it!!

    Next trip - Bali! (March 2015)

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