Skydiving In A Car
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.