Re: Kinds aircraft have you jumped..
It can't be seen in this pic, the whole backside is open.... the Pod is a 5-sided box.
Originally Posted by Ironic-Mike
I've jumped a CH-54 and if I'm not mistaken the People Pod was different than the one in the photo.
I don't remember windows and there were other differences.
For the Jump Master, there are two large hand grips about eye level, one on the inside and one outside, both rear port side and outside steps underneath.
When the JM is checking the DZ, he grabs both grips and puts his left foot on the outside step.
The really daring ones will swing all the way around, out of view of the jumpers and stand/hang there a bit.
Loosing sight of the JM is typically disconcerting to newbie jumpers.
There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live -- did live, from habit that became instinct -- in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized. E. A. Blair