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    Parachute hell

    Apparently this was his first jump

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6HL0avLGPI

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    ouch that would have been scary
    when your parachute is under you then you know theres something wrong there lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromertech View Post
    Apparently this was his first jump
    and possibly last I'm guesing

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    amazing recovery, especially as he opened his reserve chute (otherwise his landing would have been a hell of a lot more rougher).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    and possibly last I'm guesing
    There is footage of the landing and the bird that was tangled up flying away but I guess that's why you have a spare

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromertech View Post
    There is footage of the landing and the bird that was tangled up flying away but I guess that's why you have a spare
    I didn't mean I thought he'd died. I meant more the experience for a first time jump might have put him off

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    I didn't mean I thought he'd died. I meant more the experience for a first time jump might have put him off
    oops my bad lol!!

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    There's some more on the story here. It was an eagle got caught in the rigging.

    Eagle takes down paraglider, paraglider saves eagle - Yahoo! Eurosport UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    There's some more on the story here. It was an eagle got caught in the rigging.

    Eagle takes down paraglider, paraglider saves eagle - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
    That would really depend on how you're defining "more"!!!

    It wasn't an eagle (Bad Yahoo!!!) but a Himalayan Griffon Vulture! And the standard of spelling in the comments section beggars belief!

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    I thought I'd seen that he was a paraglider not a jumper.

    Ben

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    It wasn't an eagle (Bad Yahoo!!!) but a Himalayan Griffon Vulture
    I thought it was a Norwegian Blue.

    Paraglider Pilot: Help, there's f-ing great eagle caught in my lines.

    Ground Control: Wait one whilst I get my binoculars.

    Pilot: FFS! What can I do?

    Ground Control: It doesn't look like an eagle, I'll just get my bird spotting book.

    Pilot: Jeez, I'm going to die.

    Ground Control: Ah here it is, it's a Himalayan Griffon Vulture.

    Pilot: I don't give a s***. What can I do.

    Ground Control 2: Deploy your reserve 'chute. Oops too late!

    Ground Control: Oh look, there's a load more Himalayan Griffon Vultures circling overhead.
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    I bet his boxers and trousers needed dry-cleaning after that....



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