A short film of the Australian 8-way CRW Parachute Team 1996 training in Australia for the World Championships in Lido, Indonesia. The film takes you on a journey to show you an inside view of competitive Canopy Relative Work training where the aim is to build a specfic formation of 8 parachutes as fast as possible.
. Ride to height
. Spotting the aircraft exit point
. Synchronised exit and parachute deployments (complete with near-miss collisions)
. Formation building
. What does the inside of a cloud look like? (jk: it's white & damp skymist ;-)
The title, Lineburn, refers to what the parachute rigging lines do to your skin when it all goes to shit and parachutes start "wrapping" around each other - which is risk when learning and/or pushing the edges of the speed envelope.
The team still holds the Australian record for 8 Way Speed Formation set in June 1996, 6th World Championships, Indonesia, @ 42.61 seconds.
Originally filmed on Hi8, edited on Adobe Premiere, dug out from the Hi8 archive & digitized © sonicviz.com 2018. Digitized with the very nice (and cheap!) GV USB2 AV Converter from IOData http://www.iodata.jp/product/av/capture/gv-usb2/index.htm
Andrew "Wendell" Whitten (RIP)
Greg "Arnie" Hayes