Nowadays, you can equip your chute with an automatic deployment system. If you were to go unconscious, the chute automatically opens at a certain height. We opted to pay for this feature when our daughter was putting together her chute. It was not cheap, something like a $1000.00 in addition to whatever she paid.I saw an article years ago where a group was doing formations in free fall. This woman smacked head first into another jumper and knocked herself out. She was tumbling erratically and this guy manuevered in from behind her a popped her chute and they both lived. He had seconds to spare. It had been attempted several times and both died in every other case. The guy compared it to trying to catch a football kicked down a road. I saved the article and got goosebumps and hair standing up on the back of my neck every time I read it.
I used to think I want to jump out of an airplane. I seem to have evolved to the " why jump out of a perfectly good airplane."
So, are you saying that you built defective airplane parts, and people you know built crappy airplanes? Doesn't your conscience bother you knowing that you put peoples lives at risk because you were not good at your job?I've built too many parts for airplanes. I know too many people that build airplanes. I have heard too many stories about how these ariplanes are put together.
You are hard pressed to get me to go up in "a perfectly good airplane", much less get me to drop out of one!
I am saying I made the parts the way they were engineered and designed. I would have done some things differently.So, are you saying that you built defective airplane parts, and people you know built crappy airplanes? Doesn't your conscience bother you knowing that you put peoples lives at risk because you were not good at your job?
Yeah, CATIA was going to "fix all of that" They basically pick a "fixed point" in thin air, and reference the entire plane off of that point. It had just gotten started when I was leaving the machine shops. It was STUPID!!! You have a six by four inch part that is referenced off a point six feet in front of the nose of the airplane, then have to back figure to have the actual dimensions? This is accurate how?I guess that's why I'm only allowed to bring one carry-on now. hmmm?
I think that is part of it, the other factors, as I see it. You are required a lot more training to become a piolt and about any idiot can get a DL.Sawinredneck, do you know if the published statistics of that there are less accidents from air travel vrs. vehicular traffic is because there are so many more cars than airplanes?