Parachutist Brianne Thompson demonstrates the necessity of a second chute by destroying the first, in flight, with a shot from a flare gun.
I’ve seen his guy a few times around Salthill in Galway in the air but last Sunday he was in Renville in Oranmore and I got to see him take off on the clearest day of the year. Pretty decent height for a jet pack and looked very well prepared. Not sure if it is a homemade device or not?
A recent upload by the Irish Defence Forces.
Captain Ruairí McDermott and Corporal Colin Curran of the Black Knights parachute display team drop from an Air Corps AW139 helicopter into Cathal Brugha barracks in Rathmines last August.
(H/T: John Gallen)
Another small gem from filmmaker Keith Gordon, who sez:
This is about Irish Parachute Club Instructor Ed De Khors, who tells of his love for skydiving. And how its allure has even driven some to quit their jobs, opting out of marriage/house/kids, to spend their lives jumping out of planes.
Previously from Keith: The Pigeon Man Of Grafton Street
The Defence Forces’ Parachute team, the Black Knights descend.
To Bray beachfront from 4,000 feet.
just 2 minutes 55 seconds it takes.