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Thread: Patayya skydivers..

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    Patayya skydivers..

    No not the condo type..




    A skydiver over Pattaya got more thrills than she paid for when the plane she’d just jumped from with an instructor dove directly into them, clipping their parachute.
    Jump instructor Forest Pullman was strapped to the back of the woman-diver and filming the jump when, moments after leaving the plane, he can be seen pointing out the approaching plane.
    “After an uneventful exit the pilot dove the airplane 180 degrees right at me and my tandem passenger,” Pullman captioned the video, which was uploaded Friday and widely shared today. “How did we get so lucky? Not sure.”
    According to The Courier Mail, the plane is thought to belong to Thai Sky Adventure, a skydiving operation in Pattaya.
    Thai Sky Adventure’s website says they offer “the easiest and safest way to make that big leap.”
    Holy crap..

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    He seemed remarkably calm....think I might want to have words with that pilot

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    the personification of cool under pressure....I hope that pilot is banned from flying forever

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    WTF would anyone choose to do something like sky diving in Thailand!

    Although that instructor was great

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    Hands up anyone who spent the first ten seconds of that looking anywhere but at her rack??

    I reckong that guy will have gone to find the pilot and beat the living snot out of him. A whole sky to chose from and he does that??
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    WTF would anyone choose to do something like sky diving in Thailand!

    Although that instructor was great
    Ha I have in the past thought about jumping at that exact school..

    Theres a school / airstrip / resort in the NE that started but have I think temporarily had to shut as they had legal registration issues with the jump plane.. They do wingsuit training !! Which is one of my bucket list things..

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    Was it the same plane they had just jumped from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Ha I have in the past thought about jumping at that exact school..

    Theres a school / airstrip / resort in the NE that started but have I think temporarily had to shut as they had legal registration issues with the jump plane.. They do wingsuit training !! Which is one of my bucket list things..
    Anyone ever tell you that you'd look like Sam Smith if you were gay as Fcuk and had hair?

    I was thinking that last night watching the Grammy's

    PS.....he's much weirder looking than you, but something about him makes me think of you

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    Did Sam thank Tom Petty when he won?

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    I had no idea who that is.. Just had to google him..

    No where close to the Alexi comparison..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    Was it the same plane they had just jumped from?
    yeah.. Its not uncommon for jump planes to dive pretty hard once all jumpers have exited the plane.. Get down ASAP for the next batch..

    This guy clearly wasnt paying attention though and deserved a harsh word at least..

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    Ooof, you realize that wing suits have a glide ratio of 3:1, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroTiger View Post
    Ooof, you realize that wing suits have a glide ratio of 3:1, right?
    Something like that yeah.. Have done a bunch of skydives.. Not enough to be considered experienced tho, that comes after 100s.. So like diving it gets expensive to rack up the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    yeah.. Its not uncommon for jump planes to dive pretty hard once all jumpers have exited the plane.. Get down ASAP for the next batch.
    I held a skydiving license in the UK and have never seen a jump plane do that, that's just was just plain reckless putting the plane in the same area as the jumpers.

    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    This guy clearly wasnt paying attention though and deserved a harsh word at least..
    Yeh a few harsh words...... after he regained consciousness
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    Maybe the pilot watches too many Youtube vids......

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    scares the shit out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soupdragon View Post
    I held a skydiving license in the UK and have never seen a jump plane do that, that's just was just plain reckless putting the plane in the same area as the jumpers.
    The school I did my first jumps out of the pilot used to do it.. Nosedive out of the sky for quick turnaround and for fun I guess.. Of course us n00bs were first out, but the last instructor and him used to both 'race' down..

    The same instructor had real bad cancer.. Chemo and lost all his hair.. Way I was told it not much chance long term.. He used to jump and play chicken with pulling his chute (must have disabled his auto deploy at 1000ft) as late as possible.. Like really realy insane late deployment.

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