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Operating their skydiving service company "Ripcord", Jim Buckley and Ted McKeever are able to get to places that others can't and get there much faster. This leads them on many exciting adventures from chasing bad guys to performing daring rescues. This series inspired the first widespread interest in parachuting as a sport. Written by
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At one point during the series, two planes that were doing filming for an episode accidentally collided with each other. The script was subsequently revised so that footage of the crash was included in the episode. See more »
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This is skydiving, controlled flight without wings - even for experts, the most dangerous game going. This jump, like every jump you will see on this series, is made by a highly trained man who is playing the game for the highest stakes there are - his own life. He has one, and only one, safety device at his command... his parachute and its ripcord.
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I was one the many, many young people who watched Rip Cord and was inspired by the story line, and more importantly, the sky diving. The sky diving scenes were wonderfully done, and made the sport look very exciting. At 21, I decided to try it out....especially terrifying given that I had a fear of heights, but I also wanted to prove to myself that I could do it! So, I did. And, to this day (42 years later) I can still remember the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of jumping out of an airplane. I also became involved in flying, and met two of my very best friends at "the field." I look back on that period of my life with great fondness, and have Rip Cord to thank for those memories.
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