- Mar 31, 2022
Isn't every ejection seat/egress system a single parachute system?
Of course, if we count the drogue chute they aren't. And maybe if a rocket is doing the work, it ain't even a "jump."
It seems inconsistent to allow legal BASE jumping with one parachute (and from an altitude where a reserve chute isn't practical) but then not allow a solo jump from an airplane without a reserve chute.
These day nothing is allowed anymore.
Yesterday I was told that (in Belgium) you need a licence to fly an RC -plane. And I laughed at the guy...
And now it turns out to be true: there are even 3 certifications.
There is a urgent need for a certificate to get out of bed... it has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that bad things can and do happen otherwise.
As to BASE-jumpers and other Red Bull-lunatics: go on! Jump! Miss me!