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Old 29th Nov 2017, 04:33
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Jumping into a plane

We have all heard the stories of people who jump out of perfectly good aeroplanes, but are these guys the first to jump into one.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=YL9sNrOlK-I
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That prop got awfully big.
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We have all heard the stories of people who jump out of perfectly good aeroplanes, but are these guys the first to jump into one.
Done 35-40 years ago I think.Don't remember who it was but it was in the States.
Done without a parachute,receiving aircraft was a biplane.No wingsuits in those days.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 04:57
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Over the Grand Canyon Fark, and fortunate on one occasion they were over the canyon proper as they went below the lip before contact was made, wasn't planned that way. Saw the video decades ago, Cape Kennedy I think.
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
That prop got awfully big.
Indeed. Perhaps we'll be seeing 007 doing this in the next Bond movie.
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Over the Grand Canyon Fark, and fortunate on one occasion they were over the canyon proper as they went below the lip before contact was made, wasn't planned that way. Saw the video decades ago, Cape Kennedy I think.
Thanks Megan,do you rember the aircraft used.
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Indeed. Perhaps we'll be seeing 007 doing this in the next Bond movie.
Ha! Exactly what I thought
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Fark, probably the same video I saw - a pair of Stearmen, I think the receiving aircraft was flown by Steve Hinton.

I think it predated the James Bond "Goldeneye" (?) stunt which used a Porter. See, that's been done too!
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All very impressive but, to my mind, utterly pointless!
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It happened in the '70s in the UK at RAF Netheravon.
An Islander and a Dragon Rapide were doing para drops.
Having completed his drop, the Rapide turned below the Islander and the last one out of the Islander crashed through the roof of the rapide.
I think the only injury was a broken arm.
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Ha! Exactly what I thought
Great minds...
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 10:35
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Originally Posted by M.Mouse View Post
All very impressive but, to my mind, utterly pointless!
It's called "Advancing science by two flying suit Mickeys"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C_jPcUkVrM

This Italian did the most amazing suit jump ever
The guy must be totally mad ))
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Originally Posted by troppo View Post
Ha! Exactly what I thought
Me three.
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Already done it.

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Why do all aircraft in Bond movies sound like a Stuka when they are diving? And why did that PC-6 sound like a Stearman when it was climbing away?
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 17:40
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I remember seeing the film about the freefall into the Grand Canyon at a US cinema in the 80's. As I remember it there was a barnstorming company who did various tricks involving the Stearman. One guy was wing walking with a frame on the top of the Stearman. The guy who wing walked said to the boss how about when I am on the wing you invert the aircraft and I will unstrap and hang from the frame with my hands. The boss says it is too dangerous and says no. The next thing you see two Stearman's flying low over the trees and then the whole area below opens up as they fly over the lip of the Grand Canyon. Anyway the wing walker does his thing and, although he has been told not to, he undoes his straps and hangs from the wing frame while the aircraft is inverted. He is dressed as a clown to conceal the fact that he has a parachute, just incase. Anyway the inevitable happens and he lets go and is now free falling down into the Grand Canyon. One of the Stearman's wings over and dives down into the Canyon and gets below the free falling 'clown'. The free faller grabs a wing strut, walks along the wing, and gets into the spare seat in the aircraft.

I thought at the time that it was an impossible trick and could not of happened for real. Anyway a brochure I picked up after the film had finished said that it had happened and it took a long time to perfect it. They started at high altitude and gradually lowered it down till eventually they did it in the Grand Canyon.

A truly amazing trick but it did happen. I have looked in the past for a copy of the film but never found it. If anybody does please let me know.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 19:23
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Todd Green did it the reverse way, climbing out of a Stearman and hitching a ride ride in a hovering Schweizer helicopter. I saw him do it at Oshkosh, and thought that one day, this is going to end badly!. I was right. A couple of years later, he fell at Selfridge Airshow, and that was that.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 21:46
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The achievement they are claiming is that they are the first to BASE jump into an aircraft
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Yes, aircraft to aircraft has been done many times, with and without wing suit but this is first BASE jump into an aircraft!
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