November 29, 2017

Jump in.

39 comments:

madAsHell said...

Hold my beer!! Watch this!

Fabi said...

I've done that before.

buwaya said...

There were no casualties while practicing?

tcrosse said...

Althouse invites her Commentariat to take a flying leap.

rhhardin said...

Full flaps so that the airplane can go steeply downhill without speeding up.

Unknown said...

Me: You know what we should do today?
You: What?
Me: We should jump off a 4000 foot mountain in wing suits, fly through the air, and then land in a flying plane!
You: Woah!
Me: Yeah, and we will speak French the whole time.
You: Dude, that is friggin' AWESOME! Let's go!

-sw

Big Mike said...

They show the two who made it. They cropped out the four who went splat on the side of the mountain, nor do they sow you the guy who overshot and tangled up in the propeller.

YoungHegelian said...

I'll leave base-jumping to men much braver & much more insane than I.

About a year & a half ago, some famous base jumper didn't make it past a mountain. It was a bad scene. A very bad scene.

How bad was it? They couldn't identify the body except by DNA. That's how bad.

When a human body hits something when you're going that fast you're basically a water balloon.

Owen said...

En français, comment est-ce qu'on dit, "I clank when I walk"?

campy said...

That's one way to bypass the TSA gropers.

Big Mike said...

BASE jumping has a role in modern life. After 9/11 anyone who works on a high floor of a skyscraper and doesn’t have BASE jumping equipment in a desk drawer is nuts.

Mid-Life Lawyer said...

Remarkable. An astounding feat(s).

mockturtle said...

YH asserts: When a human body hits something when you're going that fast you're basically a water balloon.

Yeah, it looked like they could have gone right through the plane! Cool, though. Very.

eddie willers said...

I expect the next time I comment on these guys it will be, "At least they were doing what they loved".

Bob Boyd said...

Contrarians.

Curious George said...

Not as a crazy as this guy

john said...

"How bad was it? They couldn't identify the body except by DNA. That's how bad."

Jesus. How many other famous base jumpers were there, dead and all tangled up at the bottom of that mountain?

FullMoon said...

Curious George said...

Not as a crazy as this guy

11/29/17, 7:31 PM


Yeah, that guy is dead:
A basejumper filmed his own death while performing a stunt in the Dolomite mountains in Switzerland.

Italian daredveil Uli Emanuele was killed after he jumped from a mountain top, lost control and crashed into rocks before he could open his parachute.

The 29-year-old made his name after performing a jump last year for GoPro's YouTube channel when he used a wingsuit to fly though a 2m wide cave.

Original Mike said...

I have a friend who I will not be showing this to (though I imagine he's already seen it).

MadisonMan said...

I await the film of women doing the same thing.

rehajm said...

They have it backwards. Those wacky French...

Paul said...

Now imagine in war a fighter pilot shot down and he ejects wearing one of those suits.

And a rescue plane off to one side picks him up that way.

Just takes the right kind of rescue plane and a pilot/jumper with guts.

AZ Bob said...


And to think that the most difficult part was speaking French.

CERDIP said...

Imagine the ignominy that Pilatus Porter pilot has to endure now, getting skyjacked like that. He tried to get away, even going into a dive. But alas...

William said...

Practice makes perfect. Another two or three tries they will be able to do it with more ease and fluidity. Perhaps they could then try it at night with twinkly little lights on the jump suits and plane. That would be really amazing.

YoungHegelian said...

@John,

Jesus. How many other famous base jumpers were there, dead and all tangled up at the bottom of that mountain?

Do you think that when his buddies scooped up the pile of guts that previously was the base jumper, they just dumped the bucket of goop onto the coroner's table & said "This is our buddy, Fred J. Smith", & then the coroner said "Sure, thanks. I'll take you guys word on that for my official report"?

mockturtle said...

Madison Man writes: I await the film of women doing the same thing.

Maybe not yet into a plane but...

woman wingsuit jumper

Etienne said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
mockturtle said...

When I first saw wingsuit jumpers on TV I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. If I were young and didn't have kids I'd do it. And, hey! It's a quicker way to descend a mountain, yes?

Big Mike said...

White plane and white wing suits on a background of snow. Not exactly the sharpest tacks in the bulletin board.

Lem said...

JFK Moon speech...

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard...."

You don't hear that kind of talk anymore... come to think of it, I really don't know if it was in when JFK uttered.

Maybe it was a guy thing... and now guy things are out.

YoungHegelian said...

@Lem,

Maybe it was a guy thing... and now guy things are out.

Dammitt, Lem! Get with the program!

How many important & powerful men have to get shit-canned before you understand what evil comes from guy things being out?

Guys, don't be mislead by Lem! Keep those guy things tucked in & away from public scrutiny!

eddie willers said...

They have it backwards. Those wacky French...

The French they are a funny race.
They fight with their feet and fuck with their face.

campy said...

I await the film of women doing the same thing.

Women will do it backwards and in high heels.

Rusty said...

Cool

mockturtle said...

Lem opines: You don't hear that kind of talk anymore... come to think of it, I really don't know if it was in when JFK uttered.

Maybe it was a guy thing... and now guy things are out.


Yes, Lem. Guy things are passé. The media will be entirely feminized in the wake of the man-purge and, being the obedient sheep that they are, the masses will bow to the goddesses of our brave new world. Stop the planet and let me off! Now!

CJinPA said...

Not just a Guy Thing, a Western Civilization Thing. Doing difficult shit for the sake of doing it.

Unknown said...

Daredevil pilot does mad dives into mountain valleys to allow daredevil wingsuit flyers to land in his airplaine while aloft, and then through pilot error manages to crash short of the runway in the middle of a plain:

http://www.aerotendencias.com/aviacion-general/41971-un-pilatus-pc-6-porter-sufrio-importantes-danos-al-aterrizar-en-el-aerodromo-de-empuriabrava/

Daniel Jackson said...

Merde putain!