Anyway, I went skydiving yesterday! It was just about the greatest experience ever. I don't think I could ever hope to describe how incredible it was. It is just something you have to try for yourself sometime.
I do have pictures though!!
This is me on the plane ride up to 14,000 feet (the dropzone)
About to jump out of the plane with my tandem jumper, Johan....No big deal right?
I mean, holy crap! We are in freefall for 1 minute. That line hanging out the backpack is called a drogue (nope, not the parachute). It's to slow down our speed so we don't accelerate too fast. Right now we're going a nice leisurely 120 mph.
The camera person in front of me makes me pose haha
About to go through the clouds....Johan is waving off in signal that he is about to release the canopy.
There we go, safely landed after a 5 minute canopy ride.
SO GREAT! I just want to go again. I've been looking into possibly taking the AFF (American Free Fall) course and working towards my A license. If anyone has experience with this, I would love a comment!