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    Posted: 20 November 2009 at 12:47pm
Originally posted by Eville Eville wrote:

From what I hear, skydiving planes are generally less than "perfectly good"


The one I was on crashed the next time it went up and killed all six people on board. It wasn't even "kinda good."

They weren't anywhere near jumping altitude when the engine started leaking oil so they decided to land, but it caught fire a few hundred feet from the ground and overwhelmed the pilot, sending them into the trees. The girl behind me in line to tandem jump died, as did my instructor, one of the guys I'd just gone up with who was two jumps shy of golden wings, and the pilot I'd had, plus two others.

The jump was great, fantastic really, but wow what timing I had.

There's nothing quite like seeing the world from that perspective without the frame of a window. It doesn't even feel like you're falling because you're at terminal velocity, and the ride down once the chute is out is amazingly peaceful. In a tandem jump you can speak in a normal voice and hear each other on the way down.

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impulse: When you do eventually get the motivation to go, let me know so I can be there when your scared ass is moments from exiting the door.

FE and everybody else... just do it. It's nice to see that kind of sky in a plane or from a mountain, but just wait until you see it under canopy. As I said in one of my posts, I had life-shattering news that morning. It generally takes me a long time to put out any sort of smile on my best days. Skydiving has the ability to do what few other activities have ever been able to do to me, and that's to reliably make me feel joy.

That fact that you saw me smile like that after a day full of tears is enough to know that just one jump is worth it.
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Man, the sky was amazing for those jumps.

 
That last video was really good.
 
 
My friends are always trying to talk me into jumping out of a plane... But, I haven't yet.
 
One of my friends on his first jump had the instructor on his back and the instructor told him to hold his knees up on the landing...
 
But he was so syked up that he ended up running when he landed and jumping around all excited... Until he felt a tap on his shoulder and the instructor asking him to let him down (he is 6'7, and the guys feet wouldn't reach the ground).
 
They tremble at my name...
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Originally posted by impulse!! impulse!! wrote:

Originally posted by __sneaky__ __sneaky__ wrote:

Originally posted by impulse!! impulse!! wrote:

So jealous. I have to go. Seeing I live 30 minutes from the #1 jump spot in the world.


Have you seen the documentary about that bridge? Crazy stuff.
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Originally posted by impulse!! impulse!! wrote:

So jealous. I have to go. Seeing I live 30 minutes from the #1 jump spot in the world.


Have you seen the documentary about that bridge? Crazy stuff.
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Originally posted by impulse!! impulse!! wrote:

So jealous. I have to go. Seeing I live 30 minutes from the #1 jump spot in the world.


You live 30 minutes from DeLand?


Yup, in the #1 in the country.
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Even I think that was a bit picky.
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you forgot an f there joker.

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Who is THE BATMAN?




ME!
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Who is THE BATMAN?
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Holy terrible song in the last video, batman!


I liked it.
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Originally posted by impulse!! impulse!! wrote:

So jealous. I have to go. Seeing I live 30 minutes from the #1 jump spot in the world.


You live 30 minutes from DeLand?
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Originally posted by impulse!! impulse!! wrote:

So jealous. I have to go. Seeing I live 30 minutes from the #1 jump spot in the world.
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So jealous. I have to go. Seeing I live 30 minutes from the #1 jump spot in the world.
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Originally posted by Eville Eville wrote:

Holy terrible song in the last video, batman!
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Originally posted by Eville Eville wrote:

Holy terrible song in the last video, batman!


You can die. I love that song.

Originally posted by oldsoldier oldsoldier wrote:

But until you HALO life is not worth living.

I plan on doing it one day. There are a few ways of getting it done in the civilian world. The military wouldn't have me do it if I ever joined for the job I want (more on that in another thread).


I am determined to go out the door one more time and knees to the breeze before I take the big dirt nap.

Come to DeLand during the school year and I'll see if I can use my discount on a tandem for you. Unless you've got a license or something, then we could jump together.


I just loved 'flying', Man can fly, we are gracefull and aerobatic, we just have to work on that landing thing.

Hells yea

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