Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sky Diving

My Emily is an adventuresome girl.

She has had as a goal to sky dive to mark her 18th birthday.  Today was the day.

 See that small dot?  That is Emily and her jumpmaster.  See that even smaller dot to the right?  That is Tim and his jumpmaster.


They jumped from 10,000 feet, and free fall for 40 seconds...


Then the chutes come out and they can have fun with spins and turns...
 
Emily getting ready to land...
 




Her hands are in the yellow straps and so are the jumpmasters.  Together they stear the parachute - the jumper gets to decide what they want to do.  Emily did some diving spins a few times and just enjoyed the whole thing.  Our friend Joseph jumped too, and he chose to take his time coming down...so he did very few spins or turns.
 
She's back to earth!
 



This is Tim with the rainbow chute...
 





They both loved it.  Emily and Joseph both are ready to do it again.  Tim would but being a family man has to consider the expense.

Our niece Shelly and Becky's mom Ruth were to jump as well, but a storm moved into the area and so they are going to reschedule.  We were so disappointed for them, but are excited to go another time to watch them jump.

Thanks to everyone at Maytown Sport Parachute Club, especially Pete, Chuck, and Ann, our pilot Mark.  You all were great, and made our groups experience awesome!

For more skydiving fun you can go to YouTube and put in the name of the club and there are a lot of videos of jumps.

 


7 comments:

  1. I am speechless.

    Well...no...that rarely happens. BUT I am definitely impressed!

    I am the least adventurous person I know, so I am awed by such an adventurous spirit! Happy 18th Birthday to your Dare Devil!

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  2. Emily is certainly adventuresome. Parachuting wouldn't be on my list of things to do. I'm glad she thoroughly enjoyed her sky ride.

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  3. Well you just never know where those daughters of yours will take you! LOL! Wonderful photos. Brave Emily; brave Tim! And you? No jumping for you?

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  4. I've never really understood why anyone would want to do that, but I admire the courage (or insanity?-he he he) it would take to do so! ;o)

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  5. Looks like a wonderful time! They are much braver than I am!

    Take Care.

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  6. Whoohoo! Go Uncle Tim and Emily!

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  7. Wow...how much fun, I so wish I was that daring...what an awesome experience

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