Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Packing Up The Parachutes

Upon reaching the ground, the various members of the Skyhawks pulled their chutes as far over to the west side as they could, and began the task of repacking them for the next time they happen to make a jump. It takes awhile, but they seem to have it all down to an art. They also chatted with nearby members of the public, posed for a few pictures, and gave wide eyed kids things like wristbands or stickers. By the time they were done, the ceremony itself was getting underway, with military marching music being played.

28 comments:

  1. I love your last two photos, William!

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  2. I love to watch parachuting. Like Linda, I love your last 2 photos too.

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  3. Nice gesture on the Skyhawks to spend time with the people and having their photos taken. Kids must have been very happy to get wristbands and stickers. The last two photos are perfect! Well done William.

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  4. That is a precious business to get them well packed again.

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  5. I love seeing those big maple leaves! Nice that the guys were so obliging with the public.

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  6. that architecture always reminds me a bit of the Biltmore house here in North Carolina. ( ;

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  7. bless them. a lot of work for a few seconds of flight.

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  8. @Linda: thanks!

    @Nancy: it was fun to watch.

    @Bill: it does make for good PR.

    @Marianne: they have to be very exact in doing so.

    @Halcyon: and people were pleased to see them.

    @Beth: these buildings are in the Gothic styles, so that must be the same.

    @Tex: it must be a blast.

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  9. Ever cool!
    We're just back from Toronto and Muskoka. I am in catch-up mode...
    I see you know Hilary, too, rom a post on Karen's page. It's a small, small world!

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  10. I would find that very interesting to watch!

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  11. Packing up the parachutes is about the most important thing they do, I think, great to see how they do that.

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  12. I do admire the courage these paratroopers exhibit. I think they're kind of nuts, but that's my problem, not theirs. Looks like a lot of people showed up for this show! I hope the guys weren't too distracted 'cause you don't want to make any mistakes when you're packing a chute!

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  13. I've never seen a parachute rolled up and packed away before. That would be interesting.

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  14. Skydiving is something I always wanted to try. I'd have been one of those wide eyed kids at this event.

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  15. Packing up the parachutes is a "hard" work...

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  16. @Jennifer: it was fun to watch. I was glad I was on this side of the lawn.

    @Marleen: it was a learning experience.

    @Jan: they have to be very exact in what they do.

    @Lowell: it definitely requires that they be meticulous about it.

    @Sharon: they seem to have it well in hand. I guess they've got a lot of practice doing it a lot.

    @Red: I'd love to have a go at it.

    @Karl: it certainly is!

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  17. I guess packing is part of important tasks! How nice they spent some time communicating with people there.

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  18. They would want to make sure that they did the job right!

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  19. Such displays of excellence always have an uplifting effect! Thanks William

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  20. Must have been wonderful to see them coming down and what fun for the kids as they were handed their goodies.

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  21. I don't think I would ever be able to do it but I do like watching others come floating down from the sky. Great pictures!
    Congrats on naming that tune correctly!

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  22. I wouldn't do it myself, but I love watching!

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  23. Clearly precision is important here.

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  24. @Tamago: yes, you have to pay attention to what you're doing.

    @RedPat: when your life depends on it, you take every step carefully.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Denise: it was a blast to see this.

    @Judy: I'd love to have a go at skydiving.

    @Norma: it was such a treat to see this happen.

    @Revrunner: oh, yes!

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  25. Interesting. Beautiful shot of the skyline.

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  26. You had great light for your skyline shots. Those guys are brave.

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  27. I'd want to pay very serious attention to packing up that parachute again. I'm sure they know exactly what they're doing.

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