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Friday Freakout: Skydiver Passes Out From Hypoxia In Freefall

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Passes Out From Hypoxia ...

What’s it like to pass out from hypoxia in freefall? Well, it starts with 5 skydivers at 22,000 feet and only 4 oxygen masks. Those numbers just don’t add up. After exiting the plane, one of the skydivers becomes unconscious in freefall; his 2 friends have to stabilize him and deploy his main parachute. When... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Hypoxia At 21,000 ft. WARNING: Disturbing.

Friday Freakout: Hypoxia At 21,000 ft. WARNING: Di...

Some of you may find this disturbing to watch, but this (older) video highlights the very real and potentially deadly effects of hypoxia on a high altitude jump. In this particular case, all of the skydivers on this plane had varying degrees of hypoxia by the time they climbed to 21,000 feet. Clearly there was... Watch Video »