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Re: Old Sarum

PostPosted:Wed May 20, 2020 8:56 pm
by JodelDavo
I flew night parachute drops some 20 years ago. They haven’t done it for years and I think it all stopped after somebody got injured. I’m not a skydiver myself so I don’t know if any parachute centres still do night jumps.

The aircraft descent couldn’t really be started until all the jumpers were on the ground but was good fun to do something a bit different.

The skydivers wore cyalume light sticks on their suits for visibility

Re: Old Sarum

PostPosted:Wed May 20, 2020 9:13 pm
by tomshep
Red, they are telling fibs. The lighting might have been put out on the runway but it does not work and it will not work until the design engineer responsible for the system reinstates it because it is both unconventional and fairly ingeniously contrived. It will no longer be operable without some work in the software which was switched off remotely.

The designer is on record as saying that it will be reinstated when Satan skates to work - and I should know!

Re: Old Sarum

PostPosted:Wed May 20, 2020 9:33 pm
by tomshep
Furthermore, I have just made the Salisbury Journal aware of this fact.

Re: Old Sarum

PostPosted:Thu May 21, 2020 9:52 am
by chevvron
JodelDavo wrote:I flew night parachute drops some 20 years ago. They haven’t done it for years and I think it all stopped after somebody got injured. I’m not a skydiver myself so I don’t know if any parachute centres still do night jumps.

The aircraft descent couldn’t really be started until all the jumpers were on the ground but was good fun to do something a bit different.

The skydivers wore cyalume light sticks on their suits for visibility

The SAS used to do night drops (often HALO too) in the '80s at Queens Parade DZ just across the A325 from Farnborough airport, but I didn't tell you that.

Re: Old Sarum

PostPosted:Thu May 21, 2020 1:17 pm
by FlarePath
The SAS used to do night drops (often HALO too) in the '80s at Queens Parade DZ just across the A325 from Farnborough airport, but I didn't tell you that.


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