"Jump" ! - no way

Oxford, England
July 20, 2008 4:53pm CST
Hey folks, I keep wanting to do a skydive for my charity. The thought of it is fantastic. Trouble is ... I'm a bloomin chicken. Race a car - no problem - jump out of a plane ... scaredy cat ! What is it like just as you have to jump out for the first ever time? Is it poo your pants time? I could use a bit of advice from someone who's done it - boy or girl.
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I've never jumped from a plane. I wanted to do it a ton of times when I was younger, but the cost was just not worth it to me, so I never did it. I did go bungee jumping once. It was a TON of fun, but I am so scared of heights. The scariest part is getting the courage to step off that ledge. once you are falling, it's really fun!!
• Oxford, England
20 Jul 08
Oh my goodness. How could you do that? I'd prefer a plane. You have got so much bottle - I envy your courage Cassidy.
@spalladino (17922)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I've never done it but I have a friend who loves it and jumps as often as he can. He's about 5'8" tall and weighs all of about 125lbs. soaking wet...oh, and he's a computer geek...so, if he can do it, a strapping young man like you can surely do it!
• Oxford, England
20 Jul 08
I'm not that strapping - only 5' 4". Your friend has my complete respect. Do you think it helps if you are 'slightly mad' - as Freddie once sang?
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Hey GT, Where have you been? Why are you not on my friends list anymore? Did you delete me? I miss your posts. I haven't ever even come close to sky diving so I can't help you. I have this yellow streak down my back. Well, I hope to see your posts on my email again. Your friend leenie