1. it was a c-5 which is weird because it's usually the c17 and c130 dudes that do those drops.
2. those airdrops systems always work flawlessly, always.
3. if you want to see apprehension look into those jumpers eyes when you are dropping double zodiacs and they are waiting on the loadmaster to cut the gate on the second platform of boats. (way inside, i know)
...just another fanboy commenting on this vid-they always get my envy and adrenaline going...I'm an expert in my field, but sitting at a desk drawing $#!t does NOT get the blood pumping like this must...and then had to laugh as the last dudes shoe flew off...somehow I CAN relate to him...
The last scene was a little hairy with the guy shooting the video and running up to the edge of the ramp. I hope he was wearing a chute or a tether. Anyway, great video of SEALS doing their thing.
I was on one of those birds (don't know if it were a C-5 or not, just know it was a big one) on a MAC Space "A" flight from Germany to Italy when I was stationed in Naples) Two things I remember, it was loud and it was freezing in the back.
I will bet money that the guy that lost his fin was a "boat guy" (AKA SWCC). Either way, good catch you guys and this guy was sure to catch shit for that...
@BrandonWebb I would take that bet if there was SEALs on that jump they would be the last guys going out in the stick.
@waterdemon01 agreed but this looks like a SWCC jump no?
Wow, that boat just tore out of there like a top fuel dragster didn't it? It looked like the East Coast.
Cool video. Some serious body position issues though, pretty much all of them failed to bring their feet close to their butts on exit. The result was instead of flying the exit they spent a good portion of their time transitioning from vertical to horizontal while on the hill still. A few of them even managed to turn a full 90 degrees to the line of flight while still on the hill. As such, you see a great disparity in levels once everyone is under canopy, especially the last guy, he sunk it down lower than everyone. At the end of the day , this makes it harder to build a cohesive stack quickly and also poses some safety issues. All of which are common issues that can be easily corrected if caught and through more repetition (jumps) doing it the right way. Like they say... "The video doesn't lie" which is what makes it a great training tool.
@PLiner I've never heard any instruction to the effect of bringing your feet to your ass during a free fall jump, in fact having "positive" legs was strongly emphasized. By bringing your feet in to your ass you backslide and create serious safety issues.
@JackMurphyRGR and Artic warrior: The cause is due to the effects of the relative wind and it being a diving exit. When executing a diving exit, the arms should be extended in front and the feet should be on your ass. As you can see in the video, failure to do so results in the jumper having a head low,feet high or near vertical orientation while on the hill. This is compounded even more when jumping a ruck. By placing your feet as close to your ass as possible you are countering the effects of the relative wind and the result is less of a vertical orientation which means a quicker transition on the hill and a cleaner pull. Feet on the ass does cause a backslide and is typically not what you want while in freefall. However, on a diving exit you want to remain as horizontal as possible to the horizon so you can effectively fly the exit without going ass over tea kettle;think about which direction the relative wind is coming from on a diving exit and it becomes clear how intentionally creating a backsliding motion keeps the jumper relatively horizontal to the horizon. After the jumper transitions the hill, then by all means positive legs is what is desired for the rest of the freefall on a HALO jump, on a HAHO feet on the ass is held just long enough to quickly transition the hill ,maintain proper heading and pull with minimal altitude loss so the stack can be built.
Max4hcc: I do this (as well as other things) and teach others in the community to do it so I guess you could say I am a SME on this topic.
Was it caused by the wash off the tail of the C5? It seemed like everyone had the same geometry at the same point past the ramp?What is the exit speed off a Galaxy? It has to be near stall and porpoiseing cant be far off even with a HAHO/HALO rear exit.
Crazy, its nice seeing seals, or in this case ex-seals give props and more exposure to their little brothers at swcc, they might not be full seals in a way but u got to have big cajones to jump from an airplane after a big ass boat lol.
That was awesome! Laughed when I saw the last guy lose his fin. After reading Brandon's book, thought just how much crap that guy is gonna get from the rest of his team. SEALs have one of the toughest jobs but this video sure does make the point that they get to have some fun too.
I think the delivery of SEALS and a RHIB are almost as spectacular as the delivery of a MOAB
The SEALS are a more precision weapon IMO.
Gotta give it up to SEALs, waterborne is its own unique animal, and this is just crazy, thats a big boat to go ripping down the ramp with a chute extraction, I swore the pallet was going to roll going out, damn. Waterborne, I want my feet on dry land, I dont even like para-sailing!