Re: WTC and Low Tech

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Sep 21 2001 - 12:00:13 MDT

"Mitchell, Jerry (3337)" wrote:
> I used to jump all the time and can see some problems with chutes.
> Parachutes are very expensive first of all (2500 to over 5K dollars each),
> also it takes a good deal of training to learn to use one correctly. Also,
> in the city with a lot of big buildings, I dont even want to think about the
> wind shear around those buildings.

Well, modern parafoils are definitely needy of skill, but the standard
airborn chutes used since WWII do not: you hook up your line and jump.
The line slides out on a mast x-yards from the building and pulls the
chute for you.

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