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  • Is it normal to hang onto the exterior of the plane like that? I would think that would adversely affect the aerodynamics of the craft
  • And despite the fact that they saw the plane plummeting downwards, and didn't know whether it had crashed, they still went into their planned routine. Humans are strange things.
  • Tillmaster: And despite the fact that they saw the plane plummeting downwards, and didn't know whether it had crashed, they still went into their planned routine. Humans are strange things.


    Well it isn't as if they were going to speed up the process of getting down, were they?  Was going to take the same amount of time regardless
  • The plane just wanted to join in the fun.
  • fat boy: Is it normal to hang onto the exterior of the plane like that? I would think that would adversely affect the aerodynamics of the craft


    It's not a big cargo door to hang our of, like on most jump planes I see, so I would guess that's normal, at least for that plane. Different setup for sure...
  • Tillmaster: And despite the fact that they saw the plane plummeting downwards, and didn't know whether it had crashed, they still went into their planned routine. Humans are strange things.


    What is a useful alternative? Maybe chase after the plane, grab hold of it and release their chutes.

    The safest thing for them to do was exactly what they planned on doing. Anything else may have distracted the divers and caused themselves harm.
  • Tillmaster: And despite the fact that they saw the plane plummeting downwards, and didn't know whether it had crashed, they still went into their planned routine. Humans are strange things.


    Not a whole lot of anything they could do, so make the best of it and hope the plane and pilot got down in one piece. Jump time is rather expensive.
  • Tillmaster: And despite the fact that they saw the plane plummeting downwards, and didn't know whether it had crashed, they still went into their planned routine. Humans are strange things.


    when I did my first static line jump I hung off the strut going about 80 knots some 3500 ft up , alone.  Quite an  experience.
  • Mikey1969: fat boy: Is it normal to hang onto the exterior of the plane like that? I would think that would adversely affect the aerodynamics of the craft

    It's not a big cargo door to hang our of, like on most jump planes I see, so I would guess that's normal, at least for that plane. Different setup for sure...


    Yeah, King Airs kind of suck because of the small door. And, yeah, if you're launching something like an 8 way you all gotta go at the same time.
  • Thudfark: Tillmaster: And despite the fact that they saw the plane plummeting downwards, and didn't know whether it had crashed, they still went into their planned routine. Humans are strange things.

    Not a whole lot of anything they could do, so make the best of it and hope the plane and pilot got down in one piece. Jump time is rather expensive.


    If only there were a way for the pilot to safely reach the ground.
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  • That weight concentrated at the tail threw off the center of gravity pretty badly, made the plane tail-heavy, which leads to very erratic control of pitch.  Normally you can't put eight or ten guys in that space internally, it's not designed for it. Say it's ten guys at 200 pounds each, that's a sizeable weight shift.
  • Saw this on reddit like a month ago - on at least 3 different feeds. Come on fark! You're better than this.
  • Ecliptic: Saw this on reddit like a month ago - on at least 3 different feeds. Come on fark! You're better than this.


    Uh, demonstrably not so.
  • Any Pie Left: That weight concentrated at the tail threw off the center of gravity pretty badly, made the plane tail-heavy, which leads to very erratic control of pitch.  Normally you can't put eight or ten guys in that space internally, it's not designed for it. Say it's ten guys at 200 pounds each, that's a sizeable weight shift.


    And, they were flying at close to stall speed with the one engine throttled back to reduce the wind blast for the jumpers.
    Which turns out to be a really bad idea when a bunch of people block air over the rear control surfaces and then all jump off and shift the weight balance.

    At the end of the day it's a bad choice of plane for skydiving and made worse by some choices of how to go about it.
  • Wouldn't everyone involved have saved time by just walking there instead?
  • AdrienVeidt: Ecliptic: Saw this on reddit like a month ago - on at least 3 different feeds. Come on fark! You're better than this.

    Uh, demonstrably not so.


    Yeah. Fark seems to have stalled and fallen out of the sky.
  • WelldeadLink: AdrienVeidt: Ecliptic: Saw this on reddit like a month ago - on at least 3 different feeds. Come on fark! You're better than this.

    Uh, demonstrably not so.

    Yeah. Fark seems to have stalled and fallen out of the sky.


    At twice the price
  • Not as scary as the one where the two planes collided
  • NBSV: Any Pie Left: That weight concentrated at the tail threw off the center of gravity pretty badly, made the plane tail-heavy, which leads to very erratic control of pitch.  Normally you can't put eight or ten guys in that space internally, it's not designed for it. Say it's ten guys at 200 pounds each, that's a sizeable weight shift.

    And, they were flying at close to stall speed with the one engine throttled back to reduce the wind blast for the jumpers.
    Which turns out to be a really bad idea when a bunch of people block air over the rear control surfaces and then all jump off and shift the weight balance.

    At the end of the day it's a bad choice of plane for skydiving and made worse by some choices of how to go about it.


    This. Asymmetric thrust, CH shifting rearward and left, and skydivers blocking the airflow to the left tailplane (which is already getting less airflow due to the lack of thrust on that side). Then at the moment of stall, check out the left aileron. Oops.
  • plecos: Tillmaster: And despite the fact that they saw the plane plummeting downwards, and didn't know whether it had crashed, they still went into their planned routine. Humans are strange things.

    when I did my first static line jump I hung off the strut going about 80 knots some 3500 ft up , alone.  Quite an  experience.


    Same here. I found the whole experience not particularly fun, but not scary either. So I made another jump to make sure and it was the same. Since it was an I-can-take-it-or-leave-it event for me I decided twice was enough, and that was the extent of my skydiving experience.

    It pays to stay sharp in such situations, and it's clear that both the skydivers and the pilot involved all learned something here.

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  • Ecliptic: Saw this on reddit like a month ago - on at least 3 different feeds. Come on fark! You're better than this.


    Nobody on fark has ever cared that something was on Reddit before.
  • padraig: Ecliptic: Saw this on reddit like a month ago - on at least 3 different feeds. Come on fark! You're better than this.

    Nobody on fark has ever cared that something was on Reddit before.


    Yeah, but as of late I've tended to cut out the middleman.  It's great because there is a subreddit for almost anything, so if I'm in the mood to talk about ham radio, I can go to /r/amateurradio.  If I want to talk about flintlocks, /r/blackpowder.  And the mods in non-political subreddits don't let the political jackwagons shiat all over unrelated threads.
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