Tag: skydive

So do you pack your own parachute?

  This is the top question I get asked when people learn I skydive. And the answer is a resounding, yes – actually I prefer to.

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 on a beach

  The sun was glimmering off the ocean below and I felt a warm breeze on my face. As I turned for final approach I scanned the beach below for hazards. There are certainly no lack on them; a volleyball net, palapas, rocks, palm…

Skydiving: I did a backloop and I didn’t totally suck.

If you saw my last post, you know I am working towards my solo certificate in skydiving. I am officially two jumps away! One more from altitude followed by a hop-and-pop from 3,500 feet. After exiting from 14,500 on all jumps so far, there…

Taking Risks

“The thought of leading a boring existence might be even more frightening than the idea of jumping out of an airplane at 15,000 feet.” “Indeed, some experts have suggested that taking risks, ironically, may bring periods of welcome abandon to individuals who have trouble…

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…

Skydiving: Definitely addictive

Why did I want to do it? People keep asking. Mostly as a 25th birthday present to myself.  But, that doesn’t really answer it. I have dreaded this birthday for a long time. I feel like I should have my shit together by now. …

Skydiving: I think I am addicted.

I am just as excited today, as yesterday, after being fresh off my jump. I was expecting to be terrified; not love it this much.  I waited for fear to set in and it never did, just an incredible sense of wonder. So now,…