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Jimmy Hall Goes Para-diving

March 22, 2005






As far as we know, Jimmy is the first person to ever jump a normal, production paraglider out of an airplane and then freefall before opening. Jimmy has been jumping from altitudes of up to 12,500 feet at his home dropzone in Hawaii with his Vulcan DHV 2. It took a lot of research and a lot of courage, but after working with the rigger at his local dropzone, Jimmy designed a special deployment bag, slider, and pilot chute system to deploy his glider from freefall.

These photos are from just a few days ago when Jimmy jumped from an airplane at 12,000′ at 90mph. All photos by Jake Kilfoyle, super swooper and helmet cameraman extraordinaire.

Nice work Jimmy!