Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1558 times:
I've just read an analysis about the risks of parachute jumping and it concludes that the amount of money that charity jumpers cost the National Health Service through injury treatment far exceeds the amount they raise for good causes.
"I'm collecting for the cat's home. Pay up or I'll go and make a parachute jump..."
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1467 times:
Parachuting, when executed and supervised by professionals, is safer than driving on the interstate highways here in the States.
A sound, well packed parachute will allow the jumper to come to earth in a controlled manner that is controllable and safe.
The problems arise when people make poor safety decisions, whether it is jumping when the winds are too high or onto an unsafe DZ. Showboating is a serious issue that some adventure seekers fall into when their own egos and idea of his/her own ability supercede reality.
Perhaps the solution to this problem is to privatise health care in your nation and let people protect themselves with insurance that will pay for their care when they engage in activities that take them beyond everyday circumstances.