Skydiving and being that girl

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

No Christmas has not come early, well maybe for skydivers it has because up here in Canada, skydiving season is in full swing.

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Weird knee fly

It is weird, I spent so much time last season getting my solo, A license and B license that I thought this year would be easy. The reality is that at around 100 jumps, I am just beginning to realize how much I still have to learn in this sport! After being relatively successful at turning points on 4-8 ways, there is nothing like going out on your first 12 way and destroying the formation, to humble you a bit.

Okay, I didn’t destroy the formation, but I was THAT girl that flew in hot, misjudged how floaty a 12 way BFR could be and sunk below the formation after taking out someone else. Then spent the rest of the skydive trying to get back. But I guess that is simply all part of the journey and as such I have set some goals for myself this season:

  • Take a dock sit flying. I’ve just started to learn to freefly, by starting with a weird knee fly and progressing to sit fly. I want to become stable enough in sit to take docks (touch other skydivers).
  • Do more relative work 12 ways and not be THAT girl
  • Attend Summerfest at Skydive Chicago, do 30 jumps, learn a lot, and have fun.
  • Do a beach landing at Skydive Burnaby.
  • Do a head down exit with someone who knows what they are doing (and can help).
  • Start landing more accurately on my Pulse 150 (I used to be really accurate), now that I have my own gear, thanks in part to Skydiving Gear Canada.
  • Have an amazing season.

Check out some blog posts from this winter: getting lost in a cloud and skydiving in the snow.

14 Comments on “Skydiving and being that girl

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  2. I needed to read this! Being newer to the sport of skydiving i love hearing what everyone has to say about their experiences and let me tell you, you are bad ass!! Keep doing your thing girl!

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