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Neat... wish they would have let some of them run a little longer to show the final result... bet there were some wipeouts.
 

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Very cool, Bearcat6. My thoughts (in no particular order):

Bikinis, like bacon, make almost anything better.

Kinetic energy is the universal motivator.

Man (and woman) will go to crazy lengths to get airborne, if even for a few seconds.

The worst thing about blind people skydiving? Hearing German Shepherds scream.
 

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Very cool, Bearcat6. My thoughts (in no particular order):

Bikinis, like bacon, make almost anything better.

The worst thing about blind people skydiving? Hearing German Shepherds scream.
You were an elevator operator? What A/C? Ever flown a P-750?
PAC P-750 XSTOL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It took me time to Google it when Mythbusters (TM) used it for their Skydiving Myths.

Double Darn Durnit! I have too much work and I'm on the Hell Desk. April 1-6, I wish I could retire...sigh...SUN 'n FUN » Fly-In

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Who is a curious fellow.
 

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If by "elevator operator" you mean "parachutist", I did do some jumping in my younger, bullet-proof days. The Air Force Academy had a summer option to attend the Army's jump school at the Benning School for Boys, so I did that for fun one year, then did a few free-falls back at the Academy.

It was from my DI at Ft. Benning, the fatherly and tender-hearted Sergeant Mitchell (just back from the 'Nam and pretty much just as happy disemboweling you as looking at you) that I learned why parachuting is so safe:

"If the main fails, you've got your reserve. If that reserve fails, you've got the rest of your life to fix it."

Never flew (or jumped from) the P-750, but the two jump planes at the Academy back in the '70's were Aero Commanders that had originally been purchased to fly President Eisenhower on short trips, mostly up to Camp David if I recall correctly.
 

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A couple of our pilots were joking with one of their recently retired number who was piloting an aircraft full of sky divers. There was some mention of being an "elevator operator" but the guy says, "it's Turbine Time!"

Geoff
Who only left a perfectly good A/C ONCE before it landed. When the 1st Sergeant bets you there isn't much choice. I was a lot skinnier then.
 

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In the opening sequence where the motorcycle is under the car that is up on 2 wheels, an ad popped up.
It said:
Change your underwear
What is really spooky is I am pretty sure I recognized the composer of the background music, and I think I recognized the piece. It is NOT who they credit.
 

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Excellent. koreus.com does similar anthologies but the forum is in French. They post an abbreviated version on Youtube because of copyright issues.
 
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