Absolutely speechless! Skydiving was everything I hoped it to be and more.
We began our journey by waiting 3 hours to jump. Finally suited up and paired with a professional, we anxiously waited as the plane refueled. Next thing I know, I’m hopping into a 10 seat plane, climbing up to 13,000 ft. Just over 2 miles in the air. Looking out the window, everything looks so calculated. All the fields are of a box shape.
A few minutes after take off, he looks at me and says alright, get over here. We hook up together, then he says, “Here in a few seconds we’re gonna to the door, you lift up on the right side, and I’ll lift the left, then we’re gonna hang out for a second, kneel down in front of me and put your legs between mine, and I’m basically gonna push us both out of here.”
Walking up to the door, the only thing running through my mind was, “Ok, how am I gonna get this door open? Am I gonna fall out after i open it and cause us to go too soon?”
So we get the door open, and im kneeling on the floor looking directly down 13,000 ft for about 5…. 10….. 15…. 20….. 25…. 30 seconds… The whole time im wondering. “Why are we not jumping?” a few seconds after that I hear, “Alright!”
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Out the plane we go, quickly increasing our speed to terminal velocity for two connected human beings.
It was the single most exhilarating rush I had ever felt in my life. Nothing I had ever experienced before could even come close to what I was experiencing. The only thing running through my head on the way down was … I am so doing this again.
60 seconds later, he deploys our chute. I finally get to catch my breath and assess the area around me. We dropped right over a golf course, just a few thousand feet up, it looks amazing! We do a couple of hard turns just for the fun of it, then he lines us up to get ready to land. The video explains the rest …