By rickjameson - 29/08/2016 10:19 - United States - Kill Devil Hills

Today, I made a point of talking to our parachute riggers, and thanking them for all they do. Today is also the first day I had to pull my reserve chute because my main chute didn't open correctly. FML
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It was just their idea of a joke-- "Hey, let's mispackage his main chute so that he freaks out." "Haha that's great."

They sound like a para idiots. At the bare minimum, at least they packed the reserve chute correctly.

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Medal of Honor: airbourne

I'm actually gonna go ahead and guess that OP is a member of 82nd ABN at Ft. Bragg (based on his location).

Hard Luck OP! Hope you are alright! You can bet it was just a mistake!

A mistake that shouldn't happen, chutes that fail can seriously hurt or kill the poor bastard who got stuck with it.

which is why reserve chutes exist

Are there mistakes that should happen?

They sound like a para idiots. At the bare minimum, at least they packed the reserve chute correctly.

Chute that was a close one. My sad attempt at a pun, yes I failed.

At least you didn't thank them twice!

It was just their idea of a joke-- "Hey, let's mispackage his main chute so that he freaks out." "Haha that's great."

Am I the only one who first read "riggers" as something completely different?

I think you should be talking to, and thanking Dog more often. Perhaps checking the rig yourself woudn't be bad either. But that must've been some adrenaline rush!!!

Being a parachute rigger myself, I would say "bad body position." ;)

Ha. That'll teach you to be thankful.