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Any One Done Sky Diving?  
User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

I am sure a lot of a netters must have done sky diving or are professional sky divers. I have done it in ZQN on Nov 6th. 2004 and again in Rotorua a couple of days later. I must say that it was the best experience I have ever had in my life. I especially enjoyed the free fall.

I would like to hear about the experiences of other members who have indulged in this activity.

Check out www.nzone.biz

Himmat


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

I've always had a problem with the concept of jumping out of a perfectly safe airplane. Ah, hell, one day I will try it.  Smile


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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2268 times:

yes, thrice times I have.

huge adrenaline rush.

Regards.


User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

Yes. I did it for charity The British Lung Foundation at Black Knights Parachute Centre back in 2000. We took off to 10,000 ft and we did a 120MPH freefall to 5,000 ft when the parachute opened.

On that particular day it was quite overcast and my mum had a bright orange mac on and I could see her as we were floating down!!!!

Would love to do it again.

Bev xx



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User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

I want to sky dive soooooo bad! hyper 

Devon



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Here's the local skydiving school and club located 2 km west of me at WI14.

http://www.skydivetwincities.com/


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Funny true story: About four years ago, one of the student skydivers landed hard and broke his ankle. He landed about 600 meters from the jump zone. He took out his cell phone and called 911 for an ambulance and rescue. He told the told the dispatcher that he'd fallen out of an airplane and broke his leg. The dispatcher asked, "How far did you fall?" He replied, "About 10,000 feet." She didn't believe him at first.

Mark


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

No one in their right mind jumps out of a perfectly servicable aeroplane for fun. Let alone whizzing through the air until the last minute before opening the 'chute!!!!!!!!!

I'm afraid I like to land in comfort not on on my feet!

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Whats the Experience like.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 6):
No one in their right mind jumps out of a perfectly servicable aeroplane for fun. Let alone whizzing through the air until the last minute before opening the 'chute!!!!!!!!!

How true.....oh lord I cant wait to do it!



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User currently offlineIslipWN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

I wanted to do it, but I saw a thing about skydiving on TV that made me change my mind. It was about how a teen tried it and froze when he jumped out and slammed into the ground. He's still living tho.

User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):
Whats the Experience like.

In case of amateur jumpers like myself, it's a tandem jump with an instructor. Everything is okay till the door opens and you sit on it with your legs hanging out. Then you wonder what the hell am I doing out here? Take a deep breath and jump!!!!!! Then the fun begins, you can do what you want during the free fall, flap you hands like a bird, reach out and shake hands with other jumpers. The view from up there is really fascinating. You can even control the speed of your descent. The free fall for beginners is normally upto 7000 feet. Then the chute is deployed and you float down and land in the drop zone.

When you are skydiving, make sure you have a photographer with you, without the pics, none of your friends are going to believe you.

Cheers!!!



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