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So, I am so sorry for the inactivity this past week.  I've actually been getting commissions done, but have been far too busy to post anything to dA.  I'll change that today ;)

Anyway, I went skydiving yesterday! :D 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!! :D

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This is me on the plane ride up to 14,000 feet (the dropzone)

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About to jump out of the plane with my tandem jumper, Johan....No big deal right?

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What is this madness?

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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.

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The camera person in front of me makes me pose haha :D

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About to go through the clouds....Johan is waving off in signal that he is about to release the canopy.

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There we go, safely landed after a 5 minute canopy ride.


SO GREAT! :D 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!

--Katy
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ZephyrMaximum Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've done that before. It feels like... pure awesomeness.
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TzikiiWolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
I really want to do this in the future! It looks great fun :D Im glad you loved it :XD:
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AntoninaN Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, so I have a huge phobia of heights, but when I see your pictures I get all excited and I just want to try that as well!! x) (is that wierd..? O.o xD)
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EpicSkiFreak Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You have no idea how jealous I am!! That's like my second biggest dream!! (Right up there with being a super famous backcountry skier)
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mintybreeze Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
THAT'S SO COOL!
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LizzibeeSkoler Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks so amazing... but I'd probably be crying the entire time, I hate freefall, lol
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ooOSwiftnessOoo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
LUCKY LUCKY YOU'RE SO FREAKIN LUCKY OMG I WANT TO SKYDIVE!!!!
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Nadasi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
It looks awesome! :) I also want to try parachuting sometime!
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SilverWolfInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sky diving is definitely one of the best experiences I have ever had! My uncle surprised me with it when we went to British Columbia and I was scared crapless (I was terrified of heights ><) until they actually got me out of the plane, haha... I'd definitely do it again, but I have to remember more clothing layers next time... It was cold... xD
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UnIbRoW19 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah...haha....heh...I could never do that .-.
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