Jumping From Airplanes

A guy walked into the student newspaper office and asked “does anybody want to jump out of an airplane?”

Without a moment’s hesitation, I said “I’m your man.” It was only afterwards that I confirmed a parachute would be involved.

Well, that was ten years ago (can’t you tell, I look young — young!), but the video is still laying around and I just uploaded it to YouTube. Actually, this video has been through the wringer. It was recorded on Hi8, edited at the jump site to VHS, years later I encoded to DV and re-edited in iMovie (version 2, I think) and just now uploaded that edited file (the source DV and iMovie project are long gone).

Morbidly Curiouser

Zach saw my story about plane crashes and forwarded me a link to this video of an early parachutist he found on Damn Interesting. The connection to yesterday’s story is that the video ends with cops measuring the depth of the crater the jumper left after falling almost 1000 feet from the top of the […] » about 200 words