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One More Time Now?

Old 3rd Feb 2019, 09:50
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One More Time Now?

Was Andy another one of the Parham 'bombers'?

https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/n...tion-1-8795388
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 17:40
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Lucky - neat bit of work by the helicopter rescue crew.

A wee bit too close to the trees while ridge running perhaps?
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 19:08
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Think it was a pretty good northerly breeze yesterday so the Parham crowd were more than likely slope soaring.
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Sounds likely - thanks.
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Longer version. Final bit looks more like an ejection than an extraction.

https://tinyurl.com/y8go9m4e
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Old 5th Feb 2019, 19:34
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Longer version. Final bit looks more like an ejection than an extraction.

https://tinyurl.com/y8go9m4e
Yes, it was a bit of a bungee launch from the sailplane (Shark?). I hope that his parachute handle was securely stowed.
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