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Mark Atwood
Skydive #2
This morning I took my Accelerated Freefall Level I class, but the sky would not open up. (There are some silly rules regarding student divers and cloudcover). So instead of an AFF1 14000 ft drop, I did a 4000 ft six second static line jump. Which was a step up anyway, in that I actually had to find it within me to let go of the wing strut (damn it's hard to hold on in a 150mph wind!) and step off into nothing, with nobody else right there with me, just me, and then fly it in myself.

I did it. Not well, but I did it.

Details will be forthcoming later, now it's time to get dressed and head back to Westercon to go dancing.
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xenologue From: xenologue Date: July 6th, 2003 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

When you decide to do something, you just go out and do it, don't you?

I look forward to the update.
From: j5nn5r Date: July 6th, 2003 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)


Why do they yell that?

Anyway...you jumped out of a perfectly good airplane? One what was flying straight and level and the pilot wasn't frantically holding the mic to his face spitting "mayday! mayday! mayday!" into it?


lionmage From: lionmage Date: July 7th, 2003 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats, sweetie!
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