- The absolutely most terrifying part of the experience was signing the wavers stating, "You may (and probably will) die today."
- There isn't a whole lot to the "skydiving class" before you jump. While we were walking to the plane I was wondering "when does the class begin."
- Despite the expression on my face in photos I don't remember being all that scared when my feet left the plane. My senses were so overwhelmed there wasn't much of my brain left for emotion.
- I will never appreciate a view like I did falling straight toward Ocean City.
- My initial reaction when the parachute opened was not relief (like I assumed it would be). I was more disappointed that the free fall was over.
- Regardless, parachuting down was my favorite part of the experience. I especially liked having control of the chute and spinning to get a better view of the horizon.
- The only time when I started to feel anxious was when we got closer to the ground and the fact that we were up in the air became more real.
- The landing was smoother than I thought it would be. I was expecting a bump like when you land in a plane but we just slid right in.
- And of course the very first thing I did when we landed was look up in the air to make sure that the parachute attached to Kimmy had opened (it had).
Friday, June 8, 2012
What went through my head while skydiving
Yesterday morning Kimmy and I jumped out of an airplane two miles above the ground. (Fortunately we were both attached to people who know what they were doing.)