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Actually, I used to make my living at it. I used to skydive with up to four cameras (35-mm, 2.25, video, and 16mm) mounted to my helmet and I would take pictures of other skydivers while I was in freefall and then sell the pics and film to the advertising industry. In the 1000 jumps I had eight malfunctions when I had to go to the reserve and one minor plane crash but that was about all. But climbing towers and crop dusters--no way.

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Deadmeat wrote: In the 1000 jumps I had eight malfunctions when I had to go to the reserve and one minor plane crash but that was about all.
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If I can't have at least one foot on the ground its too high for me :mrgreen: Don't like heights at all!
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Here are a few facts.... Crab Fishing is not the world's most deadly job, tower work is. (Can you believe the crabber's were dissapointed in this??? nuckleheads :roll: ) Unfortunately our industry has already had 5 deaths this year... 1 death a year is too many.
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Jim wrote:
Deadmeat wrote: In the 1000 jumps I had eight malfunctions when I had to go to the reserve and one minor plane crash but that was about all.
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I'm just curious.........is it hard to get the smell out of your jump suit after the malfunctions or a plane crash!? :shock:
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man, F that. there ain't no stinkin way. I've fought some pretty mean dudes and been in some pretty hairy situations in law enforcement and the Corps, but there just ain't no way. NO WAY!!!!!
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I'm just curious.........is it hard to get the smell out of your jump suit after the malfunctions or a plane crash!?

Naah, it happens much too fast for that. And the first two or three malfunctions were pretty scary but after that it's really no big deal--believe it or not. And the plane crash happened so fast it was pretty much over before anyone knew what had happened.

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I remember we where taking a plane to get some radio work done & the voltage reg stuck which caused a fire under the dash.I was in the back seat (no parachute)but wishing I had one,holding the doors open to let the smoke out.We ended up landing in a corn field (engine out) & ran to a house to get some water to put fire out.Good thing it was early in the year & the corn was only about 6" high.Just some wiring burnt.Flew plane out of field 3 days later.
After that it was tough to fly without my parachute.Like I said earlier There's no such thing as a perfectly good airplane.
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Man - I will go 100 miles offshore in a rowboat but other then climbing into a tuna tower - NO thanks!
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My profession comes in at #9. I've not been on a building 750ft up.But have walked the walls of the 3rd tallest in St.Louis,before fall protection was mandatory.That was when I was young and dumb,you wouldn't catch me doing it today without a harness.
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