Tuesday, April 06, 2021

"18-Year Old Skydiver's Parachute Fails" on first jump, leading to tragedy (and litigation)

Parachuting Pori 2019

 

18-Year-Old Skydiver’s Parachute Didn’t Open on Jump”, short from Inside Edition. 

This was apparently a birthday present (in 2016).  But was run by a company without the proper safety protocols.

Tyler Turner’s family was awarded $40 million for wrongful death.  The instructor also died from the 13000 foot fall.

Avi Schiffmann, who created a major coronavirus tracker at age 17, went skydiving (successfully) on his 18th birthday in Washington State (Instagram).

Trey Yingst (Fox News international reporter) has documented his own skydiving on his Twitter channel.  A waiter at Freddie’s Beach Bar in Arlington was, at least a year ago as the pandemic started, working on becoming a Skydiving instructor in Virginia. 

Th DC LGBT outdoors group Adventuring has, in the past, arranged jump lessons and hot air ballooning.  Wikipedia embed of a typical 

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