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Old August 19 2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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HALO jumping in the movie?

What I mean is, does anybody believe that what Kirk, Sulu, and Olsen did in the film was a HALO jump? Or am I reading into this too much?

(FYI, HALO means High Altitude-Low Opening-here's an article on the maneuver: HALO jump)
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Old August 19 2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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Re: HALO jumping in the movie?

Well, it looks like a HALO jump is still done within the atmosphere (obviously, I suppose since it's not like we go out of the atmosphere all that frequently), but the jump in the movie began outside Vulcan's atmosphere.
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Old August 19 2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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Re: HALO jumping in the movie?

Dusty Ayres wrote: View Post
What I mean is, does anybody believe that what Kirk, Sulu, and Olsen did in the film was a HALO jump? Or am I reading into this too much?

(FYI, HALO means High Altitude-Low Opening-here's an article on the maneuver: HALO jump)
Trying it with a tweak to the link.

Okay, that works, and it does seem to describe the jump executed by Kirk, Sulu and Olsen (with Olsen waiting a little too long to deploy his 'chute.)
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Old August 19 2009, 11:13 PM   #4
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Ahh, Olsen. The first redshirt, not to be the last...
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Old August 20 2009, 12:40 AM   #5
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no oleson wasn't doing a halo jump..he was doing a stupid jump.
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Old August 20 2009, 06:55 AM   #6
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Re: HALO jumping in the movie?

Looking at the link provided the more correct term would be HAHO jump.

How about NSHO, Near Space High Opening (20-100 Km)
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Old August 20 2009, 07:47 AM   #7
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Looking at the link provided the more correct term would be HAHO jump.

How about NSHO, Near Space High Opening (20-100 Km)
Since they were opening chutes at a very short distance above the target (even though the target itself was at altitude) I think LO is still applicable. I also like the NS (Near Space) designation, but I don't think it's quite accurate, as the shuttle was en route from one ship (Enterprise) in orbit to another ship (Narada) in orbit at the time the jump was made.

LOLO (Low Orbit, Low Opening), then? VHALO?
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Old August 20 2009, 08:28 AM   #8
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VHALO, VHALO
nero's coming and i want to jump home..
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Old August 20 2009, 12:13 PM   #9
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no oleson wasn't doing a halo jump..he was doing a stupid jump.

...and making all Brits look bad. Twat.
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Old August 20 2009, 01:26 PM   #10
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Re: HALO jumping in the movie?

I am ashamed to say i didnt even realize he was a "Red Shirt" until someone on the Trekbbs pointed it out. I am ashamed!

Was this the first time we ever saw such a jump in Star Trek? I don't remember it being done before, but in all honesty, i dont remember a whole lot of DS9 and had given up on Enterprise during the second season.

M'Sharak, holy crap! I just checked the link and see that a HALO jump is REAL!!
WHOA!
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Old August 20 2009, 01:39 PM   #11
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I am ashamed to say i didnt even realize he was a "Red Shirt" until someone on the Trekbbs pointed it out. I am ashamed!

Was this the first time we ever saw such a jump in Star Trek? I don't remember it being done before, but in all honesty, i dont remember a whole lot of DS9 and had given up on Enterprise during the second season.

M'Sharak, holy crap! I just checked the link and see that a HALO jump is REAL!!
WHOA!
The deleted opening scene of Generations was to feature a jump like this with Kirk, Scotty, and Chekov. Also, on an ep of Voyager (don't remember which), Torres performed such a jump on the holodeck, with the safetys turned off no less.
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Old August 20 2009, 02:28 PM   #12
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Captain MAJ wrote: View Post

The deleted opening scene of Generations was to feature a jump like this with Kirk, Scotty, and Chekov. Also, on an ep of Voyager (don't remember which), Torres performed such a jump on the holodeck, with the safetys turned off no less.

I knew i had seen kirk doing that type of jump before in a movie but for the life of me i could not pinpoint which one, no wonder, it was a deleted scene......Thanks, that's one less annoying unknown movie scene or music tune floating about in my head trying to figure out what they are.
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Old August 20 2009, 02:53 PM   #13
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Re: HALO jumping in the movie?

I didn't even know what a HALO jump was until I read this thread.

See? You learn something new every day.

As for Olsen, well, I have a feeling Olsen would have died trying to make popcorn somewhere down the line.
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Old August 20 2009, 06:42 PM   #14
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Re: HALO jumping in the movie?

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no oleson wasn't doing a halo jump..he was doing a stupid jump.

...and making all Brits look bad. Twat.
To be fair, he was the technical redshirt in that scene. I guess it didn't help he came off sounding like the M.P. for Epic Fail North.
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Old August 20 2009, 07:14 PM   #15
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Re: HALO jumping in the movie?

Kinda funny that we can count him as Kirk's first Redshirt death. Shall we start the running tally now?
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