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Doin' it in the dark?

by JP Bill / May 26, 2008 6:30 AM PDT
High winds delay Prairie jump

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. ? Retired French paratrooper Michel Fournier's record-setting-skydive attempt in Saskatchewan was delayed twice Monday, first by cloud cover and then by high winds.

Mr. Fournier's team will make another attempt beginning at midnight Tuesday. The jump requires low winds and clear sky.

Mr. Fournier's launch crew had assembled at the North Battleford, Sask., airport shortly after midnight Monday, but decided to postpone the launch because of cloud cover.


Clouds.....Winds.....No Go?

Dark.......No problem?

I guess if you're hurtling towards earth at 1500km/hour.
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It does seem odd ...
by Bill Osler / May 26, 2008 12:25 PM PDT
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At least one of the prior attempts was canceled because of poor visibility. They wanted to be able to film the descent. So now they do it in the dark?
What part of 'poor visibility' is not applicable to the dark?
I guess the dark doesn't matter if they put enough lights on his space suit to make him visible from earth.
Better watch out for the UFO reports. You just KNOW they're going to come in.

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(NT) Just heard - the ballon left without him
by Diana Forum moderator / May 26, 2008 10:25 PM PDT
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$500K a pop
by JP Bill / May 26, 2008 11:07 PM PDT
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