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I Went Skydiving

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    Birthday Surprise

    My husband and I keep a list: 50 Things to do Before We Die.  I couldn't think of anything to do for his birthday, so I consulted the List.  Skydiving was on both our lists, wasn't completly impossible (like build a log cabin or live in the woods, which just aren't...
    Babeifer Babeifer 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2009

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    It was a tandum jump.

    I went with two friends. I jumped first. It was so intense. I couldn't open my eyes for the first three seconds. I was confronting a fear. My hands were at my hips and then I felt a tap on my shoulder. It meant to spread my arms. What a thrill! We free fell for a while...
    efron1 efron1 31-35, M Dec 8

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    My Sister & Bil Taught Skidiving

    For a few years I heard talk all the time about skydiving.  So when the day came I wanted to try it,  I went out to the school with my family.  My Dad was turning 50 and this was his birthday party.  We all suited up and had our lessons.  Being our 1st...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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    So I went skydiving for the first time ever!

    !! I was soo scared!! So it's my 14th birthday and my mum gives me a present I open it, it's a piece of paper and say"wow thanx for the paper mum.." And she says "open it up smart one" so I did and it said 'skydiving voucher' then i was like "Mum are you serious? Am I really...
    mmello00 mmello00 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Nervous

    I feel very nervous, i am going to jump on Agus 23 with my group, wish me luck n pray for me
    Alexpoint95 Alexpoint95 26-30 1 Response Aug 21, 2011

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    My One Time

    It was a birthday gift to myself. September 9, 2001, a week after the day I finally did it. It was somewhat cloudy and the cloud cover threatened the jump. If it got cloudier, the jump would have been cancelled. But then the sun started leaking through and saved the day. My...
    GuavaberryKisses GuavaberryKisses 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    How Intense...

    I can never forget what it felt like to be on the edge of that plan 14500 feet in the air, upstate the air was crisp it was the beginning of fall, October 4th to be exact 9:00 in the morning, nothing but air beneath as the plane creeped up higher and higher. My ears popped and it...
    TooRealtobelieve TooRealtobelieve 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2010

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    Old Time Paratrooper!

    Hello all, I was an 82nd Airborne Infantry solider. I had around 50 jumps. Way back in the 80's, it was awsome and I enjoyed a lot. I am dying to jump with the new shutes that are available! I have never the pleasure of freefalling, but I am thinking I want to try it. It has...
    Gbcoolman Gbcoolman 51-55, M Sep 28, 2011

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    A Piece of Heaven On Earth...

    I went tandem skydiving with 5 friends on May 17, 2008. It was not at all what I had expected. They say don't look down when you are at the edge but I had to look down after spending that much money. You don't even feel like you are falling. It sounds bizarre to anyone who...
    QueenBXOXO QueenBXOXO 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    Selling A Tandom Skydive On Ebay

    i wish i could have done this myself so i bought this for my son but he could not get a medi form signed so i am selling it on ebay but its been on for a week now and no offers i want to put a message out to any one interested it s in whitechurch it was for his fortyeth...
    ilene1 ilene1 66-70, F Sep 20, 2012

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    First Time

    First time was owesom, but than i saw that guy, without legs, he was working there, and i got scared... I fly in my dreams all the time.. maybe i was born to dive
    kate313 kate313 46-50 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    Skydiving

    Skydiving,Been there,Done that,Happened one day,In a plane,'Twas getting bored,Wanted a trill,I'd had enough,So I decided,Time to leave,Leaped out the door!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    KROD21 KROD21 22-25, M 1 Response May 11

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    Tandem Skydiving Adventure

    I did it!I tandem skydived last friday, August 5th 2011 in Warrenton, Va.I was nervous, excited, & terrified all rolled into one.Drove 1 hour & 45 minutes to get there. Was worried that it was going to be postponed since the clouds were getting grayer & it started to rain.Around...
    bdubner bdubner 36-40, M Aug 10, 2011

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    Want To Skydive Solo

    I went for tandem skydiving and I totally loved it.Now I want to get solo skydiving license so that I can have more fun and more thrill.
    madcap228 madcap228 26-30, M Aug 2, 2013

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    Jump

    I went skydiving with a group friends It was not at all what I had expected. You don't even feel like you are falling. It sounds bizarre but you feel like you are floating. It was an exciting, and peaceful experienceI can not wait for my next jump
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    One Thing Everybody Should Do.

    I want to say one thing right out front. I am afraid of heights.  No, afraid does not begin to describe the obscene, embarrassing, uncontrollable terror I have of heights.  Yes, I am the girl who cannot stand up on a flat two story roof and must crawl on her hands and knees if...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Sep 27, 2013

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    Went 2 Times!

    I went tandum both times.... 60 second freefall!! No biger rush in this world!!
    Funstick4you Funstick4you 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    I Made My First Tandem Jump!

    It was the most incredible thing I have ever done. I can't wait to do it again. Nothing in the world gives you a feeling like that holy cow. When I dropped out of that plane it took my breath away literally but once I was out I had no more fear and nothing but exhilaration...
    GenaJanet GenaJanet 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    How would I possibly just describe it?

    The aircraft was tiny, enough for around five of us to climb in and sit squashed up on the floor while the engine roared and we started moving along, the door still open. I quickly looked away. After a few minutes I could see we were already very high up, the fields below...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 70+, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Out The Door Of The Airplane.

    To start with, I tend to be a fairly easy going guy, but this even surprised me. I have always wanted to take the leap to skydive. Until recently, it has been just out of reach financially or I have had certain people in my life who have limited my more reckless urges. This...
    adalast adalast 26-30, M Aug 12, 2012

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    A Very Different Experience

    I just, just went skydiving today... like 2 hours ago. I'm still sick--reeling from the experience. It was sensory overload for me. I just took a chance and did it without thinking about it. I was not scared or nervous going into it. But I forgot that I had motion sickness on...
    Naomi236 Naomi236 31-35 Aug 30, 2008

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    All In the Family

    F or a few years I heard talk all the time about skydiving. So when the day came I wanted to try it, I went out to the school with my family. My Dad was turning 50 and this was his birthday party. We all suited up and had our lessons. Being our 1st time we went tandem. Being the...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    A.m.a.z.i.n.g!!!!

    I just went skydiving last saturday for the first time. I think my smile hasn't vanished!! A bunch of friends and I considered going skydiving 2 weeks ago and suddenly 3 days before jumping I felt really nervous. What was i doing? was it going to be worth the risk? what if...
    marycsotomayor marycsotomayor 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2011

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    In June 2013, I tandem dove from 10,

    000 feet. There is no experience like it. If I could do it a million more times, I would. It was damn near the best first date ever. The poor guy saw me at my most stressed moment of my life. It'll be a year in April. :D
    CColdstone CColdstone 26-30, F Mar 17

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    Awesome Awesome Awesome Skydiving Experience

    For my 18th birthday, my boyfriend took us both skydiving. We told his mother, so someone knew, spent the weekend at his sister's college apartment a couple of states away, and had a great time! I loved the atmosphere at the skydiving place. The instructor kept saying "We're...
    Eigen Eigen 26-30, F Jul 12, 2011

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    I Did It!

    I did a charity tandem skydive yesterday. It was the most intense and surreal experience of my life and it's what triggered me to join the experience project, so I can do some more amazing things I never thought I'd actually do, rather than just talking about them! I raised...
    monochromic monochromic 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2010

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    Still Buzzing About It!

    I did my one & only jump last summer. Truly, truly I have never been so scared in all my life. I did a tandem jump at about 14000 feet, admit I felt extremely sick on the way down but am so proud that I did it.
    Nildesperandum Nildesperandum 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 24, 2010

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    Tandem Done

    Hi everybody, about a week ago I went tandem skydiving in Salerno (Italy) from 4000 mt...wooooooow!! Amazing! So exciting and at the same time relaxing :D As I get a job I'll do the course and take the license to do solo skydiving!
    Warco Warco 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    Happy Landings

    I LOVED it!!! Some say it's the adrenaline. That rush you get and the anticipation while sitting in the airplane on the way up while looking down at the ground. For me it was those moments of perfect clarity. Feeling like the world was at my feet. Not just while I was in the sky...
    best0fme best0fme 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    Touch The Clouds

    I was able to fulfill my desire to skydive about 2 years ago. It was amazing. Even though I said I would not I bought the video and the pictures. I have wanted to go back. We fell though a cloud which took my breath away. I can not help but think about when I was little how I...
    brokegirl brokegirl 31-35, F Dec 30, 2012

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    Well Worth It!

    I made my first jump just over a year ago with 2 other friends. I had planned a trip to visit friends down in Calif and a few weeks before the trip, for some reason I had this sudden urge to go skydiving. So I told them I wanted to go skydiving and 2 of them agreed to go as well...
    thestig21 thestig21 26-30 Jul 4, 2011

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    Key West Made For A Great First Jump!

    I went skydiving this spring for the first time! My son wanted to take me for my birthday. For sure I was up for it but had one stipulation, not in the cold, over some Midwestern corn field. I would choose the spot and pay for the airfare and travel. Of course he was in. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    Touch The Clouds

    I was able to fulfill my desire to skydive about 2 years ago. It was amazing. Even though I said I would not I bought the video and the pictures. I have wanted to go back. We fell though a cloud which took my breath away. I can not help but think about when I was little how I...
    brokegirl brokegirl 31-35, F Dec 30, 2012

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    I Was Tricked!

    Yesterday a group of 10 guys (including myself) gathered to celebrate our friends birthday.  He had told us we were going paintballing, but didn't give many other details.  The entire 2 hour drive we talked about the domination our car was going to unleash on the other...
    Thrilr13 Thrilr13 22-25 1 Response Apr 6, 2009

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    Recollecting My Leap

    I remember I went skydiving after he died. I had always wanted to go, but had never thought I would, filed it away under “things that are too scary”. So, when he died I no longer had fear, no longer had doubt...after all the worst thing that could happen would pale in...
    AwakeWithMe AwakeWithMe 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    I Plan To Go For Real...

    but i've done it in video games and my dreams so far! I'm sure this story will get the lowest rating and most boring award but that's OK I'm here to be me and honestly wanted to join this group!
    wavylips wavylips 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    I went skydiving in Spain.

    In Empuria Brava. It was the most amazing experience. And i had a incredible instructor named Josè. Skydiving made me conquer my fears. Especially of height. It was a experience of a lifetime. I would certainly like to do it again.
    Iknowyourpain Iknowyourpain 13-15 Oct 14

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    Amazing

    While I've wanted to skydive for some time now, I didn't think I was ready for it, or for that matter would ever be ready to make the jump. When my wife expressed her desire to (tandem) skydive I was game. It was an amazing experience. I am fearful of heights by the way and this...
    curiouscuz curiouscuz 26-30, M Jan 8, 2012

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    7 times total over a 6 month period.

    Ya I was chasing a girl of course. But actually I loved It! First time was a Tandem Jump with the girl' ex-boyfriend, and her soaring next to us. The last six were with two instructors but flying free. If you never have done it I totally recommend it. NO FEAR. the closest way...
    lowermrdeeds lowermrdeeds 46-50, M Mar 19

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    Skydiving

    Went skydiving about three and a half years ago.   The plane ride made me sick.  Didn't know I was a few weeks pregnant when I did it.  I was looking for some excitment, you know, to break the blah cylcle of life.  Wanted a thrill.....something better...
    Mandygrrl Mandygrrl 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2007

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    First Solo Jump

    Tomorrow, after a long day of ground school, weather permitting, I'll take my first solo jump, with two instructors. I can't wait! I have loved doing this and am embarking on a path toward my class A license... The serenity and pure joy of flying is like nothing else I've ever...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    Today was an awesome.

    .. No, no, no epic day when my friend and I jumped out of a great plane. I was lucky enough to be trusted to jump with the tandem instructor and camera slot and allowed to dock onto her during free fall and geek at the camera! What an awesome/epic day! Bliss! 😃
    johnjw johnjw 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    Skydiving...the Ultimate High

    I went last year, it was one of the best experiences of my life! The first 3 sec after jumping was such a rush! Now I'm addicted to adventure!
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2007

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