Excerpt from CALLING FROM THE SKY
Posted by Elfriede Copple
Today we would like to share another excerpt from our book that was published recently. We hope you enjoy the reading.
The jump would be static line, not freefall, and it would be from a C-130 Hercules flying at only 1,000 feet above the ground. The jumpers were reminded that reaction time for malfunctioned parachutes would be diminished by the lower parachute opening altitude of 820 feet.
On the previous four jumps, Ned and Luke had been the first two to exit on two jumps and the last ones in their sticks on the other two. They were the two highest ranking people in the class, and it was typical to manifest the jump order in this fashion. The order was purposely reversed for every other jump mission so that all jumpers could equally experience moving their heavy equipment bags to the door in the proper, timely manner.
Smiling at Luke, Ned said, “Corbett, both times we were first out, you got out your door before I got out mine. It’s not going to happen this time. I’m leaving before you.”
Stupidly, Luke accepted Ned’s challenge. He replied only with a knowing smile.Continue reading “BLACK-NIGHT PARACHUTE ENTANGLEMENT”