T-38 Parachute Training

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I’m getting ready to put together the T-38 episode and I’m going back through all of the footage, picking out the stuff toat’ll go into the episode. We shot a lot of footage and, clearly, only a small part will go into the actual video eposide. But a lot of it is pretty cool if you’re into the nitty gritty of what goes into training for a ride like this. So I’m going to start posting some of the video here as deep background for those of you who are interested. Stay tuned for more soon!

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  1. Ouch. The ballsack area looks umm problematic.

  2. Stephen Force (Steve Tupper) says:

    Yep. It can be if you're not careful and fail to place the boys carefully in the harness. In reality, it hurt my neck more than anything else. Wasn't ready for that three-foot drop. A drop, of course, but not three feet.

    In any case, a small price to pay for a taste of what it's like to be a shooter for the USAF!

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