posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 04:19 PM
So neat - I am jealous of course.
I have jumped from 35k feet before with the military and even from that altitude you can actually see the earth’s curvature. Its surreal and
amazing the calmness of freefall from that altitude. Then there is the HAHO jump which is just a 30-40 minute canopy ride with areal navigation
thrown in for good measure.
Most of my (1800 or so) jumps are civilian style jumps from 14,999 (max altitude for non-oxygen jumps) or so only 60 seconds of freefall max on those
unless you have the suits that slow you down and let you "fly" - I never had one.
Amazing what we can do when we put our minds to something - humans that is...
Originally posted by Trexter Ziam
He made the sound barrier! YEAH!!!
preliminary data - highest jump - longest freefall - maximum vert velocity without a parachute - m/s 373 - 1342.8 kph - 839mph - mach 1.24 - freefall
time was 4 minutes and 20 seconds and I didn't catch the freefall miles.
ETA: Awesome – he reached the speed of most fighter bombers with his body.
edit on 14/10/2012 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)