December 06, 2006

Did you see that??!?!!

OK - any of my Military readers who watch The Unit......

At the end of last nights show they had Jonas get out of a tight spot. I'll see if I can explain it.

I hope I don't lose you with all my technical jargon.....

Anyway, Jonas inflated this balloon type thingy on a cable like thing, and clipped it on his belt. Then this big ass plane flew over head and hooked the cable, and Jonas. He was drug through the air behind the plane as they pulled him in.

Is that real? Or is that Hollywood?

Cause if it's real, I would SOOOOO love to try that! I never in my whole life ever wanted to jump OUT of a perfectly good airplane, but I would do that in a heart beat.

So really, is that real? Do we really do that? Have YOU ever done that? If so, what was it like?????

Posted by Tammi at December 6, 2006 05:35 AM | TrackBack

I think it's real, and not even new technology. In Richard Marcinko's book "Rogue Warrior", he describes testing something like that years ago. Damn, I missed The Unit AGAIN!!! Mack HOT HOT HOT or what?

Posted by: Raging Mom at December 6, 2006 07:20 AM

It's real. The concept has been used for some time, and is a variation of a parachute snagging system used to recover intelligence items in the day when "product" sometimes literally fell from the sky. The system was featured in the films The Green Beenies and James Bond Thunderball.

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at December 6, 2006 08:42 AM

I've never seen The Unit, but have heard mixed reviews from my military pals.

I'm a "24" kind of gal...

Posted by: Andi at December 6, 2006 01:30 PM

RM -- Something I learned a short time ago about CBS is that you can view the full episode of a recently aired show.

Posted by: cin at December 6, 2006 04:19 PM

Hey, ok, the scoop is it is a form of STABO. DH has done something similar on helicoptor. You can hear the story face to face in a few days...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at December 6, 2006 09:58 PM
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