Parasailing in Dominican Republic
A man jumps out of an airplane with a parachute on his back. As he’s falling, he realizes hiss chute is broken. He doesn’t know anything about parachutes, but as the earth rapidly approaches, he realizes his options are limited; he takes off the parachute and tries to fix it himself on the way down. The wind is ripping past his face, he’s dropping like a rock, and at 5000 feet, another man goes shooting up past him. In desperation, the man with the chute looks up and yells, “Hey do you know anything about parachutes?!”
The guy flying up looks down and yells, “No, do you know anything about gas stoves?!”
Interesting Fact: The first ascending-gliding parachute was developed by Pierre-Marcel Lemoigne in 1962. The same year, Lemoigne established an Aeronautical Training Center to introduce his new ascending-gliding parachute as a training tool for parachutists. The technique allows parachutists to train more efficiently by towing the parachutist to a suitable altitude, then releasing them to practice landings. This training method proved cheaper than—and just as effective as—an airplane. In 1963 Jacques-André Istel from Pioneer Parachute Company bought a license from Lemoigne to manufacture and sell the 24-gore ascending-gliding parachute which was trade-named “parasail.” ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasailing#History )
You are very brave my friend!!
Thank you very much, it was a lot of fun. I would love to do that again. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂
What an adrenaline rush.
It is, I had so much fun. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂
I’d never do it! 😬
Never say never, hehehe. It is a really fun experience. Happy Blogging! 🙂
Glad you liked my posts on our Italy trip in 2014. I’ve been working on it for a few days and made all of the posts this evening.
You are welcome, I enjoyed it very much so, great job. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work. Keep up the good work and Happy Blogging! 🙂
Thank you very much, I am really glad to see that you enjoyed it. Happy Blogging! 🙂
Top shot! No way could I do that .. not good at heights 🙂
It was a lot of fun and it wasn’t that scary as it might look on the photo. But since you are afraid of heights I wouldn’t recommend. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Blogging! 🙂