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  • I won a contest to be part of a group to jump from a helicopter, as we normally jumped from airplanes and this was considered a treat. Instead of jumping out and getting hit with the prop-blast, you just jumped out the back and fell straight down. It scared the shit out of me, even though I've jumped out of 15 airplanes by this point. But when you jumped out of an airplane, your chute opened right away. With this jump, I walked off the back of the helicopter and dropped 100 feet or so (it seemed) until the thing opened, and I think I actually screamed!
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