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Airplane/Helicopter Bungee Jumping

Bungee jumping from an airplane or helicopter
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Wouldn't it be great if you could combine the fun of parachuting and bungee jumping? Suppose you were to jump out of an airplane attached to a bungee cord. The pilot could allow you to fall slower, faster, left, and right. When you were done, they could just reel you back in. If this was done in a helicopter, you could stand on the ground (attached to the bottom by a bungee), and the helicopter would rapidly rise. You would feel a pull upwards, then suddenly fly up (not sure if a helicopter could rise fast enough for this).
juggleclubs, Aug 27 2004

Baked http://www.extremed...s.co.uk/bungy/heli/
And, the guy who jumped is *blind*! (be sure to check out the "Human Cannonball" where he is fired from a trebuchet) [Klaatu, Oct 17 2004]

Parabungee http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Parabungee
blast from the past [FarmerJohn, Oct 17 2004]


       Wow! Someone stole your idea! <link>   

       And, Welcome to the HalfBakery [juggleclubs]
Klaatu, Aug 27 2004

       //You would feel a pull upwards, then suddenly fly up (not sure if a helicopter could rise fast enough for this).// Some helicopters are but you would have to borrow them from the US military.   

       This idea is different from your link [Klaatu] because it is 'launched' from the ground, for the helicopter part anyway.
harderthanjesus, Aug 28 2004

       I've always been enamored of the prospect of skydiving from a hot-air balloon, myself.
contracts, Aug 28 2004

       Aren't the rotor blades a mild concern? Was that intended humour?
idris83, Mar 19 2011


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