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Thread: Have you tried skydiving?

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    Senior Member cmw0829's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Phoenix, AZ area
    I jumped back in 1978 before tandem jumping. They had a tether connected between the parachute and plane's strut. When I'd dropped enough the tether opened the chute. We trained for 3 hours on how to jump, learning to check the chute so, if it didn't properly open, we could open the reserve chute.

    Well...I must have passed out. The opening of the main chute brought me to conciousness but I never checked it to make sure it was opened properly. It was quite an experience. One of our group broke his leg on landing.

    We were ready to do it again the next week but it was too windy for newbies so we planned to do it again in the spring. By then, I'd had enough time to think about it and never did it again. I'm glad I did it but I must have been crazy.

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    I was "jumping" in the mid 70's , I LOVED IT!

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    Crystal River Florida
    Why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good plane?....Not me for sure!!!
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    Senior Member Elise1's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Thanks for posting your video, it gave me some idea of what it might be like. Congrats to you!
    "Every positive thought is a step in the right direction.

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    Super Member cathylynn's Avatar
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    I sky-dived about 30 years ago and absolutely loved it! floated a good 10 minutes before landing (did a little butt bumping on the landing!). I would love to do a tandem jump but don't think these old bones and back could handle another jump!

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Southern Wisconsin
    my DH and DD did it a could of years ago. All I could think of when they were in the plane was "My whole family is up there!" i like my feet on the ground. I admire anyone who can do things like this. Congratulations!

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