The reign in Spain stays mainly on the plane!

October 15, 2008

Quick quiz: The guy at the left in the picture below is the only one not jumping out of the plane because…

king-jumpers-head-180.jpga) He has a note from his parents

b) Wolverines stole his parachute

c) He told the others he just had to go to the bathroom first

d) He is the King of Spain

Okay, the right answer is d). As they observed in that famous movie line, “It’s good to be the king.”

Of course, nothing is perfect, and right about now the king is wondering why the parachute on that middle jumper has PILOT stenciled  on the back.

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king-jumpers-360.jpgSpain’s King Juan Carlos looks at paratroopers as they jump from a Spain’s Air Forces Hercules C130 aircraft during their flight on October 14, 2008. REUTERS/Sergio Barrenechea/Pool

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Umm.. every chute has a pilot chute.. It’s that little white thing that opens before the parachute opens- and if you are a student, the pilot shute activates the parachute to open using the pressure of the wind and a little curved hook….

Posted by Chelsea | Report as abusive

Oh, well, then I guess the king is okay after all…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

When people are jumping out of your plane, you don’t have to worry unless the canopies are white when they open. Paratroopers have greenish canopies; pilots have white ones. Of course, before you jump, make sure you didn’t just grab somebody’s duffle bag!

Posted by Dr. Doll | Report as abusive

The headline had us at work, both cringing and cracking up laughing.Bwahah Mr Basler =]

Posted by Kas Grigonis | Report as abusive

There’s something a bit fishy about the king’s legs… there appear to be three of them.

Posted by Deb | Report as abusive

Uhm. Is it just me or the king has 3 legs?

Posted by Nuno Veiga | Report as abusive

A wolverine stole his parachute. That is priceless. I think a wolverine stole most peoples sense of humor too. chelsea, that was joke about the pilot stencil. you know, ha ha kinda funny.

Posted by Diane | Report as abusive