My Greatest Adventure
First Tandem Skydive
July 26, 2002
For Kellye’s 30th birthday we decided to finally do it.
Looking out the window at 2000 feet – you are surprised how high up you already are.
At 14000 feet you jump!
The view is incredible and quite peaceful.
The freefall is slowed to 120 mph by a drogue chute.
Otherwise, we would reach 170 mph.
The ground does not zoom towards you,
there is no sensation of falling,
only floating – suspended animation.
At 6000 feet (a mere 65 seconds after you jump),
you watch your altimeter until you reach 5500 feet.
You wave-off and then pull the rip cord.
Thanks to Incubus for the great background sound.
Take the wheel and Drive!
Susan N. Freeman
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