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Skydiving is cool. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
Skydiving is cool.
It's been too long since I threw myself out of a perfectly good airplane.

The books and videos all talk about how it's beautiful, and exciting...but they miss the best part: It's peaceful. For a few minutes, from the moment you leave the plane until you're back on the ground, the only thing on your mind is survival. If you do nothing, you will die. If you do everything right, you most likely will not. It's that simple.

And sometimes that's the most relaxing feeling in the world.

We took the Tripacer out to a local grass strip this weekend. I dropped Michael over the field on the way in, landed, dropped one of the local guys, then Michael took me up for a jump. I like jumping out there, mostly because it's so laid-back. Yeah, they don't have the amenities of a big drop zone - no air-conditioned packing, no turbine aircraft - but it's worth it.

I keep searching for the right word, but the closest I can come is 'pure'. It's skydiving without all the accessories. And it makes you appreciate it a lot more.

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jpallan From: jpallan Date: March 12th, 2003 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad to see you here. :)
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