Tag: extreme sport

Jumping from a helicopter

  A moment of silence, as I stepped back and let myself fall. It was a new sensation and almost peaceful. It was not my first time jumping from a helicopter, but maybe the first time I really appreciated the experience.

Skydiving: how to hang out in the sky

  The skydiving season trickled to a start this year.  Unlike other skydivers, I jump with some regularity through the winter, so for me it was a slow start to the season with sporadic jumping in March and April.

Skydiving and getting lost in a farmer’s field

It was my birthday, my mom had agreed to try her first skydive, it was beautiful and warm out – I was pretty freaking pumped.

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,…

Skis and horses = skijoring

  Skijoring has been on my list of things to try for a long time. Unfortunately for me, my horse has lived a life of the pampered show horse and tends towards fits of fear when encountered with horse carriages. For this reason I…

Skydiving and getting lost in a cloud.

Living in Canada tends to limit our skydiving season with all but one dropzone closed for the winter. Although it’s not my regular DZ, I have done a few jumps there and was pretty excited they were jumping last weekend. I officially did my…

Skydiving: B license

  Well it happened! I got my B license this season and it feels pretty awesome. Earlier this year I wrote about getting solo certified and getting my A license, so I am incredibly excited to say I also got my B this year!…

Skydiving: maybe I am a skydiver now.

The sun glints brightly outside the hard metal plane. The light flicks to red, as a chorus of “door” is yelled out through the plane. I turn away from the excited tandem student beside me and push up the plane door.  I peek out…

Skydiving: ground school and AFP (AFF outside Canada)

It finally happened! After seven months off I got back in the sky! To get my solo certificate and eventually my ‘A’ license, I had to complete ground school. Over six hours we learned everything from body position in freefall, to canopy control, to…

Skydiving: starting to learn something

The look as I tell people I went skydiving again is something to behold.  But why? Didn’t you just go? Why would you want to do that again? Most people can understand one jump, in a cross-it-off-your-bucket-list way, but doing it again seriously baffles…