Paratrooper has Second thoughts

  • Waffle
  • Xavier

    Irrational fears are incredibly strong. I used to climb and rappel but now getting on the roof gives me the willies. If you tried to throw me out of a perfectly good airplane we would fight.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    There are scads of of these tapes.
    Most of the ones I saw were American trainers working with foreign troops.
    I’m not saying that all Americans are fearless airborne warriors, but the ones that are not into that scene never get to that point, where in some foreign armies the airborne troops are more ‘haphazardly’ selected.

    • canminuteman

      He should have had enough training by the time that he gets to an aircraft jump that it’s automatic, still it probably happens sometimes even in countries with professional armed forces.

      In Canada we use a training tower that’s probably 60-75 feet high. You go through the drills to exit an aircraft, jump, then slide down a wire rope while dangling from a parachute harness to the ground. If you do this a bunch of times it prepares you for doing something as silly as jumping out of an aircraft.

      The Brits used to do balloon jumps, before gong out of a plane. I think they still do it that way.

  • John

    I’ve often though about doing a parachute jump.

    But the thought quickly passes.

    • disqusW6sf

      I did it once and that was enough.

      • Justin St.Denis

        We must have used the same parachute. I did it – once. That was enough. Now, paragliding is a whole different scene……

        • disqusW6sf

          Maybe. Did you land in a drive in movie theatre…

  • john700

    I would severly punish him after landing, but I won’t force him to do the jump because he might be under such stress that he might die during the jump or upon landing. I’ve seen such thing happening.

    • Gary

      It would be so much better if nobody died during a war.

      Forget being scared , a bad chute will kill you and these guys have No back-up .

  • Gary

    Obama’s Diversity in the Military .

    Thank god he wasn’t in charge for D-Day because the Germans would have laughed at the trans-genders and little girls coming down on parachutes plus the Rainbow parachutes showing the gay crusaders ready to fight for a PRIDE parade in Berlin.

  • Blind Druid

    Air Cadet — The trainer said to me –“Son — either you jump out of this plane, or I’m gonna rip down your pants and screw you in the ass”. Buddy says – “So did you jump?” Cadet replies “Just a little — when his flange went through my sphincter”.