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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maynerd View Post

    Parachutes are great things to get you out of an aircraft that's on fire or otherwise about to lose structural integrity. But, if the airplane you're in is going to land, I'm a firm believer that you should land with it.
    You are so wise......

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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    I figured you might be the one who'd know it.
    What does it mean, for the non-Jewish comedians in here.
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Yankee View Post
    What does it mean, for the non-Jewish comedians in here.
    It's the punchline to an old joke. It's easy enough to find with the Google, if you're interested.
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by xenadanielle View Post
    My dad has done this twice.

    My MIL did it the tandem-jump way when she turned 75.

    Me? Never in a bajillion years!
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    It's the punchline to an old joke. It's easy enough to find with the Google, if you're interested.
    Well, if it's the first link that I found, it's definitely NOT KOSHER (NSFW):

    http://lpintop.tripod.com/lauraslaughterpages/id28.html
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    I figured you might be the one who'd know it.
    I remember an interview with Jackie Martling in the Post...they asked him his favorite jokes, and he said it would be easier to give the punchlines. Of the 10 punchlines, I think I knew 8 of the jokes...I don't remember if that was one of them...I know "OK, OK, I'll do the dishes" was, though...as well as "10 dollars, same as in town".

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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Yankee View Post
    Well, if it's the first link that I found, it's definitely NOT KOSHER (NSFW):

    http://lpintop.tripod.com/lauraslaughterpages/id28.html
    Yup, that's the joke...

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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maynerd View Post
    As a career military pilot, I spent thousands of hours sitting on an ejection seat, strapped into a (folded and packed) parachute. I made it a career goal for the number of landings to be equal to the number of takeoffs, meaning never pulling the trigger and using that parachute. I'm proud to state that I achieved this goal.

    Parachutes are great things to get you out of an aircraft that's on fire or otherwise about to lose structural integrity. But, if the airplane you're in is going to land, I'm a firm believer that you should land with it.
    Do you still fly?
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Yankee View Post
    ^^
    This is great!
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Visbeck View Post
    Do you still fly?
    Sadly, no. I miss it. When I retired from the Air Force, it wasn't a particularly good time to get hired by the airlines, so I opted for honest work instead.

    I never got a private pilot's license, as Mrs Maynerd won't set foot into a small airplane.

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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Went skydiving a couple years ago and I loved it. Was totally scared/nervous on the way up... once I jumped though all those feelings were gone. It was great. And I got a nice souvenir video of the whole thing.

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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Of the things I'd like to do before I die, this ranks around # 5,000. Give or take.
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    Of the things I'd like to do before I die, this ranks around # 5,000. Give or take.
    #4999, having all the hair on my body plucked out one-by-one with a tweezer.

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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Just remember....there's a greater chance you die driving to the skydiving place, then actually dying in a skydiving accident

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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by dabomb2045 View Post
    Just remember....there's a greater chance you die driving to the skydiving place, then actually dying in a skydiving accident
    But what are the odds of me breaking a leg or a hip while driving, versus skydiving?

    I'm not worried about dying, I'm worried about a lifetime of pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabomb2045 View Post
    Just remember....there's a greater chance you die driving to the skydiving place, then actually dying in a skydiving accident
    if I don't go skydiving in the first place, I avoid both of those risks.

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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_E View Post
    I'm not worried about dying, I'm worried about a lifetime of pain.
    Same here, except for the first part.
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    I'm not afraid of heights, but I'm scared s***less of falling. So, no. I worked construction as a carpenter summers in college and had to walk along joists that were only nailed at the end or hang from my hammer by one arm as I swung from one side of the roof to the other. Crazy stuff that only macho peer pressure could make me do. Dang, I hated roofs. Jump out of a plane for fun? No way!
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    If neither theDurk nor Maynerd is willing to do it, that settles it for me.
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    If neither theDurk nor Maynerd is willing to do it, that settles it for me.
    Well, theDurk specifically said that he wouldn't do it for fun. That implies that he might have done it for many other reasons that he can't disclose.
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Visbeck View Post
    My son wants me to give it a try. I think I'm way too old. Just wondering if you'd do it if you had the chance?
    My sister and I took our father for his 50th birthday. One of the top 10 experiences of my life.

    He's expecting a 2nd tour for his 60th...to be honest not sure if I'd have the nerve to do it again. Guess I'll find out in about a year...

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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_E View Post
    But what are the odds of me breaking a leg or a hip while driving, versus skydiving?

    I'm not worried about dying, I'm worried about a lifetime of pain.
    I don't really go by odds in this case. Of course you have a better chance at getting into an accident. There are thousands of cars on the road no matter where you go. When you jump, where is the next person jumping? It's not about having an accident, it's about what could happen when something goes wrong and like you said a lifetime of pain and probably a wheelchair on top of it. I'm not scared of death, I'm only scared of it hurting. If I have an accident in a car chances are I walk away from it.
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    Went skydiving, it was a blast. I highly recommend it, although you do sign your life away, dont let it scare you
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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

    I have

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    Re: Has anyone here ever jumped from a plane?

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    I have
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