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I Went Skydiving

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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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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    Beware the Mae West.

    I tried it years ago and fell in love with it. I took the ground training, and put in seven solo, static line jumps before I was permitted to free fall: Jumped.  Bad form. Tumble.  Count to five (master got to two).  Pull.  Mae West. ...
    dcwsaranac dcwsaranac 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 29, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Think I Can ... I Think I Can..

    I went skydiving about 25 years ago. Back in the day tandem jumps were not an option and we used surplus military chutes. I never told anyone I was going to do it I just wanted to know if I could go through with it. At that point I was 18 years old and had never been on a...
    don45here don45here 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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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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    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 Apr 6, 2009

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    Amazing!

    My mom gave my dad a gift certificate for christmas for two people to go skydiving at a facility nearby.  My dad asked my uncle to do it with him.  Obviously, I was mad because I really wanted to go, but he was too nervous and didn't want to be worrying about me the...
    friendnotfood friendnotfood 22-25, F 1 Response May 18, 2010

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    I Finally Jumped Out Of An Airplane!

    After several years of attempts or of just talking about it, I finally went skydiving last month while visiting Cairns, Australia! It is something that I always wanted to do, but it just never happened because of having nobody to do it with or plans falling through one way or...
    PurpleDandelion PurpleDandelion 31-35, F Jun 10, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Very Cool Experience

    I went skydiving with Frontier Skydivers in WNY in May 2009 and had a great time.  I was hoping to get addicted to it (like everyone working there was) but in the end decided that, though really fun, I do not crave it as I had hoped.  The experience as a whole ...
    fairweatherfiend fairweatherfiend 31-35, F Jan 2, 2010

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    Free Fall 4200m!!

    I am going to repeat it FOR SURE!!! =D well this year for my b-day i asked my parents to pay for a free fall from 4200 m and well they did it =P surprisingly i was not scared or nervouse at all! I wanted it so so much i was just feeling the excitement and i really really wanted...
    IndiskaS2 IndiskaS2 18-21, F Sep 1, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Was The Plane So Bad That I Had To Jump?

    Yes, I think it was! I remember going up, I was to be the first one out. It was cold, my hands were freezing. We only went up to 3,500 feet and did a static line jump. The training was extensive and I still remember most of it all these years later. When I finally got my rear...
    JeSouisMoi JeSouisMoi 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 11, 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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    March, 1992

    It was the most horrifying and exciting thing that I have ever done. It changed my life...I now know that I can do ANYTHING. If it weren't so expensive (and if there were a DZ close to my community), I'd do it again. Everyone should do it once.
    MidwestMyself MidwestMyself 41-45, M Nov 4, 2007

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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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    Related Experiences

    Hopefully, (if I can get one of my friends to do it to) I am gonna go skydiving for my 16th 😝
    KitKat292 KitKat292 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    On Tuesday morning I thought I needed some things from the shops so my wife was going into town to our church. She helps out at a lunch club. Leaving me with about 2 hours to do as...
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    Over Thanksgiving break I went to see my Marine in Okinawa, Japan. It was the most exciting, beautiful, but heartbreaking experiences of my life. Somehow I managed to make it...
    FindingMyself94 FindingMyself94 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Private Resident in Cal Pine CA Saturday March 29 2014 We drove about 30 minutes in the valley roughly 5,000 feet up and headed to Cal Pine. The ground was flat and surrounding it...
    JudyRaderchak JudyRaderchak 26-30, F Apr 4

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    Hi guys! I got the Depo shot in November 13. I was suppose to get it on Feb 25 but didn't because i didnt like how it made me feel, it made me spot/bleed since jan 1st february...
    kikims27 kikims27 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I visited San Francisco and went whale watching out there. For almost two hours, I was on that boat, and it was TORTURE. I got so seasick, even after I took a Dramamine. I went...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 26

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    Hai friends, Are you looking for latest model designer sarees and dresses? then take a long breath, why because we have an evergreen shopping complex in Hyderabad, that is Unnati...
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    We built a life together and when it ended, I lost everything. He went on living life. Made me realize he never loved me at all. That the eight years we spent together meant...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I went skinny dipping and ended up doing it, unexpectedly :) -It happened last year at a beach in the O.C. The plan was to go star gazing with my best friend which we did. We've...
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    THE END OF SKOOL LIFE! Well what can I say? My prom was almost 5 years ago in June on one sunny summer's day. Thinking back now brought back so many memories and its all flooding...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I have a late start tomorrow. Which is good. But I was playing with Blue at Grandmas. Grandpa usually doesn't let me go by the army tanks unless I'm walking Graf or Jake comes But...
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    I didn't go to junior prom. It wasn't in my budget, neither was senior year but I knew if I had to choose between the two then it should be senior year. I went to prom by myself...
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