What It’s Like to Become a Cripple

In Short: Seatbelts.

WiLt Contributor
Mar 8 · 3 min read

Written by Donald Sluter

Photograph courtesy of the author, Donald Sluter.

On, 1993, in Woodstock, Conn., eight skydivers decided we would try to make an 8-way freefall formation exiting from two Cessna 182s flying in formation. Skydiving planes have all but the pilot’s seats removed and a special door is installed that can be opened in flight.