Skydiving In A Car

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Whether the U.S.’s current political circumstances were the driving force or the theme was an afterthought, some skydivers in a remote area of the Southwest rode made a political statement with a modified hulk of a car for most of their trip back to earth after rolling it out of the back of a Shorts regional aircraft. A total of seven jumpers, five in the car and two pushing it out the back of the aircraft, were involved in the bizarre jump. They apparently used the car as a metaphor for their hopes for the next election by branding the car “Trump 2020.”

A lot of preparation went into the jump. The car’s roof was removed and all sharp edges and protrusions were taped over to prevent their rigs from snagging. The car behaved remarkably well during freefall, pitching back and forth but generally maintaining a flat attitude and it appears to have had a lot to do with the five passengers. After they all bailed out, the car tumbled chaotically to the desert floor with predictable results. The stunt went off with only one hitch. One of the skydivers outside the car smacked his hand on it as they left the aircraft but landed safely.

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Comments (9)

One instance where you do *not* want to be wearing your seatbelt

Posted by: John Smith | November 27, 2017 6:59 AM    Report this comment

The "everybody look at me - I'm a clown" generation is desperate for pictures of themselves again.

Posted by: Ken Keen | November 27, 2017 7:40 AM    Report this comment

It sure looks like one of the planes from Skydive Arizona in Eloy AZ.

Why don't you mention that in the article?

Posted by: RICHARD JONES | November 27, 2017 9:19 AM    Report this comment

My heros
Norm

Posted by: Norman Clemmer | November 27, 2017 10:05 AM    Report this comment

I would have enjoyed the video more if the group didn't make it "Political"... I don't care if it is pro-Trump or anti-Trump. It should not have been shared on this great website because of that.

Posted by: Ken Wilson | November 27, 2017 5:14 PM    Report this comment

Sounds like Skydive Arizona's annual "Junk Day" is still going strong. If it fits in the plane, you get to push it out. :)

(and yes, you have to pick up whatever you drop)

Posted by: Kirk Wennerstrom | November 27, 2017 9:03 PM    Report this comment

OMG !! Do NOT show this video to Bertorelli ! Especially the part about jumping out with a hot water heater. Maybe, they could all go shooting out the back of the airplane on motorcycles next time ??

Posted by: Larry Stencel | November 28, 2017 4:15 AM    Report this comment

Dummies

Posted by: Mark Fraser | November 28, 2017 7:49 PM    Report this comment

Excellent !!! Airplanes, parachutes and smashing cars. MAGA

Posted by: Gene Borne | December 6, 2017 6:47 AM    Report this comment

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