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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
I have 19 jumps over the years. Back when I was in college I was part of the skydiving club and went through the AFF course out in Delend, FL. Went broke doing as college student after 8 jumps. It's free to jump out of the plane (that's why they call it freefall, but the plane ride up and the chute costs money ;). Got back into it years later at Skydive City in Z-hills and ran out of time and people to jump with. Never got my A-license and never did a tandem jump.
It's pretty awesome and the feeling of falling only lasts a few seconds. Once you stop accelerating downwards, it's just like you're flying. The coolest part (for me) is when they open the door to the plane and you're standing at the ledge hanging out in the breeze. Pretty wild feeling.
I'd double check the 18,000 foot drop figure though. Above 15,000ft the pilot has to be on oxygen and it has to be available for each passenger. That's not something they usually do and why most dives only go to 14,500. But it could be.
Even if you only do it one time, it's so worth it! Do it.
I may not be perfect, but at least I don't ride a Suzuki.
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