posted on Apr, 29 2004 @ 12:19 PM
Originally posted by Valhall
You can get the same thing in an airplane if you fly a parabolical flight path. At the top of the parabola you'll reach "weightlessness".
Hence, the Vomit Comet.
I've done this twice. It's really a strange feeling. We were only weightless for about 10 seconds each time, but the adrenaline rush you get from it
is really cool. You get a really wierd feeling in your stomach, and you notice that stuff is floating around. As soon as you move just a
little....you're off the floor.
It was in the same type of plane as the "Vomit Comet" (KC-135R) but unfortunately it wasn't padded at all. I jammed one of my fingers on the
ceiling and my butt was sore for a day afterwords. When the plane pulls out of the dive, BOOM! You hit the floor pretty fast. Luckily I had had a
camcorder with me at the time so I have it recorded.
You get to do some crazy stuff when you're overseas. The plane I was on was refueling 6 F-15s doing a patrol of the No-Fly zone in Iraq. Since we
were in a U.S. plane in a military controlled airspace, you can get away with loosing 10,000 feet in an airpane and no one asks why.
Yep, I'm a Gulf War I veteran. It makes me sound so old. "I remember back in Gulf War I......"
[Edited on 29-4-2004 by dbates]