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  •  That's why we have a streamer or siki in French (1+ / 0-)
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    Funny thing is that I was only given permission to jump by the Monagasque Aviation authority ( think about that) if I promised to land in the sea in order to avoid danger to people on the beach.

    And because, I had to land in the sea, I  had to have a boat standing by, and in case my boat wasn't up to the job, the whole Monagasque navy ( one coastal patrol boat) was standing by.

    And the last thing I wanted to do was to wash my canopy in salt water, so I royally screwed up, missed the sea by about 1 meter, and ran up the beach before the canopy deflated.

    Had to apologize afterwards.

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