The day I jumped out of a plane... on purpose!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Yep, ladies. I did it! I went skydiving this past Sunday. And it was AMAZING!

I soo wish I could have taken my camera up in the plane with us, but sadly that wasn't allowed. Still got some good pictures from the ground though.
Good ole Arnold's airport. This was not what you would expect when you hear the word 'airport'. It was more like a farm. Safe to say GPS did not get us here. We had to wing it.

This was our plane. Don't know what the random blur in front of us is.

All suited up. These parachute backpacks are heavy!!
Getting ready to load up in the plane & take off!

I landed on my feet! Our class actually had a guy that sat through most of the class where you learned about possible mishaps & how to handle them - then he bailed. No way I was going to bail!

We did what is called a static jump. Basically we went up to 3500 ft. altitude, then we were hooked up to a static line. Once we climbed out onto the strut of the plane & jumped, the static line let us free fall about 10-15 feet, then automatically pulled our parachutes for us. There are also tandem jumps, where you go to a much higher altitude, but you are hooked to an instructor who pulls the parachute rip cord for you both.

I can't even describe the feeling of jumping out of the plane, free falling, then gliding once your parachute opened. It was truly an experience. So happy I did it!


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7 Responses to “The day I jumped out of a plane... on purpose!”

Courtney B said...

No way!!! You are SO brave! Wow! What an amazing experience!

Michelle said...

I'm so jealous! I want to do this.

Lauren said...

looks amazing!! i have only known people who did tandem jumping...your jump looks super fun because it was more "independent"!

Jenna said...

Ahh so jealous! I want to do this so bad!

Kristin said...

sounds amazing. I so want to do it

Ashley said...

So awesome! I think I'd have to do a tandem because there's no way I could jump alone, you're so brave!

Kasey said...

wow, that so awesome and brave :) please come check out my blog some time!