Skydiving!!

Canada
March 8, 2007 7:42pm CST
I am planning to go skydiving either in April or this coming summer, and I'm actually feeling really excited. Before, you wouldn't even get me into a plane, so jumping out of one was just out of the question. I have flown a few times now and I actually enjoy it so this is my next step. Have you ever been skydiving or would you try it?
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8 responses
• United States
9 Mar 07
I have never been in a plane but I would love to pilot one or rather take lessons first then pilot one as for jumping out no way it would be my luck that I would leave the parachute in the plain and have my backpack on instead LOL
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• Canada
9 Mar 07
LOL..yeah, I thought of that too...but I'll be doing a tandem jump, which means an instructor will be strapped to me..lol.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
9 Mar 07
That was one of the discussion I started when I came to Mylot. I always wanted to to this but I have got to old now. have fun doing it and be careful.
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• Canada
9 Mar 07
Thanks..I can't wait to do it! I will be doing a tandem jump for my first time so an instructor will be strapped to me. I'll feel alot better about it for the first time...but if I enjoy it, I'll be going alone the other times
@Kicker55 (243)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Well I have to give you a lot of credit for attempting this. You would never get me anywhere near the door of a plane if it was in the air. I don't have a problem with flying, I've flown many times in fact. I like flying in plains especially for the view as you can see the entire world from a whole new perspective when you're up their in the air. And I assume you're about to view the world from a whole new perspective as you're jumping. Good luck and I hope you have lot's of fun. :-P
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• Canada
9 Mar 07
Thanks for the credit. I still think I'm insane for wanting to do it, but hey, I just want to try it out...they say that instead of feeling like you are falling, that you have a weightlessness feeling to you...but not one that can actually be described in words. After I do it I will try to put it in words, but I will have a video on youtube of it so I'll come back and post :)
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• United States
9 Mar 07
I am not sure if I would or would not try it. I would be like to because the thought of it absolutely terrifies me and the fact that it does is the reason I wouldn't. I think if I did I would either chicken out after we got into the plane or they'd have to push out the door. LOL I think it would be a really neat experience. I've also never flown before so I would definitely do that several times too first. I'm scared to fly - but I still plan on doing that one day.
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• Canada
9 Mar 07
I was so scared to fly for years. I always said, If I was meant to fly, I'd be able to sprout wings out of my behind..lol. The first time I flew was going back to Halifax for Christmas. It was either a plane that took just over an hour, or a boat ride that was 7 hours long..I decided to face my fears. When I was seated and had my daughter strapped in, I prayed..not sure to who, but I prayed hard. As they shut the cockpit door this insane fear came over me and I had to force myself to just sit there and not scream, "LET ME OFF!! OPEN THE DOOR!!"...lol. Anyways, the plane took off and it was amazing how fun it was! I love flying now. Take a short flight to try it out and I can almost guarantee that you'll love it.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I would love to try it! I have always wanted to try it! But...I am no longer able to because of my head/migraines. A few years ago, I went onto a roller coaster that had some G-force. Well, this roller coaster messed with my head so much, that I blacked out and was in a fog or haze for just over a week. Sadly, I did not go to the doctor because being in a haze, I didn't realize that it was associated to the G-force of the ride. Since then, I have been advised to not do it again...because whatever it was, could be fatal next time. So, combining the air pressure of the height and the force of free falling...I might not survive skydiving. So, as much as I have always wanted to...I don't think I will ever get that opportunity. :( But please! When you do the jump, please come back and give us great detail!!!!
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• Canada
9 Mar 07
I am sorry to hear that you cannot do so. I will do my jump for both of us. I am also going to have a video done so I'll be sure to post it on youtube and make a discussion about it :)
9 Mar 07
Oh man. This is something I would love to do, however nah ah. I don't like heights at all but I love the buzz of adrenaline. Just isn't my idea of conquering my fears, more like scare me for life! Joking a-side. I hope you have a great time! Rock climbing and abseiling are things which I've currently done. Wished face first (skydiving appealed to my daring side) Kudos, ~Joey
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• Canada
9 Mar 07
I have also been rock climbing and really enjoyed it. I hope that skydiving is something that I will carry on throughout my life..but after that I think it will be bungee jumping and then base jumping..lol.
@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 07
well to be honest I would not no way no way would I if i'm going to fall to the ground it should not be father than a tree top but good luck 2 of my friends did it and they loved it so go ahead and live
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Go for it if you think you are ready! I went a few years ago and loved it. It is seriously the biggest rush you will ever get. One thing I will recommend is to just get yourself as pumped up as you can the day you go. This is what I did and I just got way too excited to even think about being nervous. The only time I got nervous was when they opened the door to the plane and I saw those first couple of people jump and I knew I was next. But once you jump it's all over from there and you just let loose and enjoy the ride. I'm telling you there is nothing like free falling. It is the craziest thing ever! And after you or your instructor pulls the chute the glide the rest of the way down is so exhilerating. Good luck and let us know how it goes!