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Who Here Is Into Skydiving?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:35 am

I am thinking about doing it this summer. Anyone here have experience? Also, have you ever been in a skydiving sim?


What are your experiences?

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RE: Who Here Is Into Skydiving?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:52 am

Yikes! I would never do it. Im too scared, not afraid that Ill die, I just dont like the feeling of falling.

I would much rather just fly the plane  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Who Here Is Into Skydiving?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:57 am

I have 18 jumps under my belt, longest freefall from 7,500 feet, approx. 12 seconds. Fun stuff but very scary. I never got used to the rush, which is good. If I had money, I would pursue it.
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RE: Who Here Is Into Skydiving?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:04 pm

I have done it last September (tandem jump) while on vacation in Australia (check my trip report if you like), and it was a fantastic experience. Already considering going for the licenses to do it on my own (just don't have those 1,500 bucks spare).
Go for it, there's nothing like jumping out of a plane from 12,000 feet!
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RE: Who Here Is Into Skydiving?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:49 am

I bet if we all pitched in a bit we could buy that thing  Smile

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RE: Who Here Is Into Skydiving?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:06 am

As John Wayne once said: I see no reason to jump out of a perfectly good airplane".

Nuff said.
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RE: Who Here Is Into Skydiving?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:23 am

I lost a bet with my boss and had to make a jump (he's an avid skydiver).
NEVER...NEVER again.
scared the sh*t out of me!
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