No, there is a secondary chute that works off the altimeter if the first does not open.
The AAD (Automatic Activation Device) will activate the reserve passing 1000 ft at a high rate of speed. He had a Jumpmaster so it sounds like a student and his rig would have been equipped with an AAD.
February 28, 2015 at 7:29pm
NEVER ask someone where they are from. If they are from Texas, they will tell you. If they are from somewhere else, you don’t want to embarrass them. :-)
 February 28, 2015 at 5:17pm
Peter King made the comments, but they put a picture of Cruz by the headline to mislead the people. What’s going with “The Blaze”? Are they purposely trying to mislead the people? Are they Cruz haters?
 February 28, 2015 at 5:13pm
Christi won’t run in the Democrat primaries because they, the Democrats, want to control both the Democrat party AND the Republican party…. which they have been doing for years.
[-1] February 26, 2015 at 6:44pm
I am still wondering WHO it was that thought it was a good idea to give a loaded gun to a mentally ill person. The story is that the guy had PTSD and they were going to try to help him at a shooting range. This doesn’t sound like a very good idea to me…. and what happened seems to prove me correct.
@AMDATME, obviously you never served in a combat zone. Those of us who have, NEVER, give up on our brothers in arms. Chris and Chad were attempting to heal and help a fellow warrior, as they did 100's of times in their military careers. Your comment makes me feel you are a liberal because you have no sense nor understanding of brotherhood, love of God, Country or Corps.
 February 26, 2015 at 6:19pm
I think that they said that this was the Houston Rodeo. Houston is where the people voted in a lesbian blitch to be mayor….. NOW, anything might happen in Sin City South… AKA, Houston, Texas.
 February 26, 2015 at 6:15pm
There was a house stolen in San Antonio, Texas a few years ago… don’t know if they ever found it.
House movers had it all ready to move…. when they came to move it on a Monday mornings, it was gone. It seems to me that tracking a house in a city shouldn’t be that big of a problem….. oh well….
 February 24, 2015 at 3:30pm
From now on, the Republicans should be known as “The Republican Cowardly Bastards”.
The Rebublicans continue to show us exactly who they are.....and yet some are suprised every time they show their hand.
The Republican Party is composed of a bunch of liberals....where are the patriots? Where are the defenders of the Constitution, where are statesmen of yesteryear?
We as a nation are doomed.
Just abbreviate it as RCBs. I'm sure everyone who reads and comments on the Blaze will know what you mean. If not, we can always add "RINOs" on the end.
 February 23, 2015 at 6:23pm
@ Zipit. That is not a Christian response. Us Christians are told to forgive our enemies. AND, we should pray for them also. While we may have a strong disagreement with people like Zapparules, we should ALWAYS pray that God will make them see the truth. Remember, Paul, whose writings make up most of the New Testament, was once a hater of Christians and was instrumental in the death of many, was used by God for His purpose. Disagree, but don’t withhold your prayers for non-believers.
 February 23, 2015 at 6:12pm
You have, once again, proved what I have said many times…. I have never met an athiest that didn’t think that they were super intelligent and that they were too intelligent to believe in God. “Thinking themselves to be wise, they became fools”.
 February 22, 2015 at 8:46pm
Another Catholic that doesn’t know or care what the Bible says.
18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
I Jn 4:12
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
The Priest is a liar!
It is blatantly obvious that you didn't read the article.....or the Bible....
Also, you are a pi$$ poor interpreter of scripture. As the word "seen" is interpreted to know or comprehend completely. NOT the actual visage of his deity. There are several instances in the Bible where people have actually physically seen God. Also, groups of people. Not just the Lord God, but God himself.
And in fact, I myself have seen God. Period.
FSM is my chef; I shall not starve.
He maketh me rigatoni with sweet sauces:
He leadeth me inside the kitchen.
He restoreth good taste:
He leadeth me to the pasta strainer for al denteâ€™s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the foodcourt lacking pasta,
I shall fear no burgers: for thou art with me;
Thy noodley appendages, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me with marinara and alfredo;
Thou annointest my spaghetti with meatballs; My plate runneth over.
Surely cappucino and dessert shall follow pasta all the meals of my life,
and I will eat in the Olive Garden forever.
February 21, 2015 at 3:29pm
This guy has the intelligence of an Obama, a known liar, supporter. He doesn’t know why his gun won’t shoot, but I’d bet that he knows the words to the latest Rap song(?). Who would like to have this idiot in a fox hole with them?
 February 21, 2015 at 3:20pm
Obviously you don’t understand the NFL. Overwhelmingly, their choice is to take a known problem player.
 February 21, 2015 at 3:16pm
THE MOST DIFFICULT position to play in football is defensive back. QBs, receivers and running backs are plentiful. You are right Super****, a QB without a good defensive line in front of him is too busy running for his life to be effective.
NEXT she will need to defend herself from the cops.
 February 19, 2015 at 11:12am
OOOOH… I misread the headline. I thought that it said “dry farting”. Dry farting keeps us from having “skid marks” on our undies. ;-}
February 19, 2015 at 11:10am
The loud booms came from the space craft from a distant planet that was seeding humans on earth. You know that this is true…. because the idea came from “highly respected scientists” from England….. AKA idiots.
 February 19, 2015 at 11:06am
“Collectivism”? You have officially been brain-washed by the Socialist Demoncraps.
Moron. Look up the definition. I also said by choice. Go fuck yourself.
 February 19, 2015 at 10:58am
THE REAL GOAL of the government is to remove dissent… to defang the people… to destroy freedom of speech and the sharing of ideas. This can be lumped in with the continuing attacks on the 2nd Amendment. The people have already lost the 5th amendment protection. If you don’t believe this, then try to NOT PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE IRS IN A TAX RETURN that can be used against you in a court of law. NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE can save this country. The governments efforts to “dumb down” the people has been extremely successful. MOST PEOPLE are now too stupid to realize what has been done to them and to their children.