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Fly like a bird?

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Checking one off the bucket list

By: Pat Coate

For many years I have wanted to try skydiving. On a recent visit with my son I decided it was time – and that it would be a memorable way for us to celebrate our birthdays. So after some research, we decided to go to No Limits Skydiving and hope for the best. Actually, we gave serious consideration to where we went to do this and the reviews on this company were right on target – just like our landings. All the folks working there had a GREAT sense of humor, seemed very safety oriented and delivered on what they promised. Really don’t think we could have had a better first jump experience.

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Our launching pad

Well, maybe a bigger plane. Though this one has a lot of character, and we enjoyed the view and climb to 9,000 feet for our jump.

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My son doing a spin

He did many – I thought one was enough.

It was fun to look down on a black vulture that was flying below us. Like the diagnostic light wing tips from below, it had very noticeable light wing tips from above too.

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Landings weren’t glamorous but they were very gentle

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We made it (and had a blast)!


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2 responses

  1. You are very brave. I like adventure, but skydiving isn’t on the list!

    22 September 2011 at 5:47 am

  2. Nope, skydiving is not on my list. I’ll go down in any cave you want, but I’m not interested in jumping out of planes.

    22 September 2011 at 7:12 pm

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