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Parachute question?
« on: May 01, 2013, 04:09:32 PM »
Looking skywards just now and was gobsmacked to see a big-ish boomarang shaped parachute with a guy hanging underneath!  Really quite high up and checking with me bins it definately had no engine. Now if anyone can answer would be good.  Where the heck had he come from and where would he be going?! Would it have been from a plane? No big hills in Notts to have launched off from from( i know they do stuff like that in Derbys?) And more to the point, would planes be able to see him? would he have to state his position due to regular flight paths?
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Re: Parachute question?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 03:25:28 PM »
Paragliders can achieve great heights from level ground launches; and obviously enhanced by thermals, which looking at todays weather, should be good. No motor needed, just trust in the emergency chute.
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Re: Parachute question?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 04:48:33 PM »
Thanks Fred. I guess you have to hope you land somewhere accessable.
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Re: Parachute question?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 12:17:54 PM »
It's a very tempting sport, but one should not think about stopping for the loo!
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Re: Parachute question?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 01:37:26 PM »
Being p*** on from a great height becomes a whole new meaning!! :lol:  ;)
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Re: Parachute question?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 05:30:10 PM »
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Re: Parachute question?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 10:23:38 PM »
Used to have a similar problem on long cross country flights whilst Gliding in Germany  serving in the RAF,the answer was to use pee bags which to my shame (and others) we used to launch when full out of the cockpit DV panel,I often wondered were they ended up !!!

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Re: Parachute question?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 10:05:37 PM »
I have a much more sophisticated system ;)  :D
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