Years ago, I went up in a small plane with skydivers, just to watch. I was nervous. The skydiver leading the group had me put on a parachute, as required of everyone in a plane that size. Then he told me, "If something goes wrong with the plane, the pilot will go down with the plane. Pilots never jump. If he tells you, 'Jump,' you need to jump. Here's what you do: Jump, count to three, look down here, take this ring in both hands, and pull. Got it?"