Sunday, May 1, 2011

I'm a Leaf on the Wind

Today, I jumped out of an airplane and felt the thrill of 40 seconds of freefall at around 120mph (175 feet per second).

By far, the best part of this was the freefall. Not the plane ride up where I got to see Martindale (where my Grandmother lives), not the rush and jerk of pulling the parachute, or the peaceful glide down where I learned a bit about controlling a parachute. All of those were great, but those 40 seconds were just beyond incredible.

I honestly don't plan on doing this again anytime soon. The plane ride up was cool, but it made me slightly nauseous, as did the winding glide down once our parachute was out. But it was all worth it for the sheer awesome of freefall at ~10000 feet altitude.

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