Skydiving and being that girl
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.
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.