Because My Mother Doesn’t Have Enough to Worry About

On my 31st birthday, I booked a tandem skydive. I thought everyone I knew would want to come with me. Turns out, no one I knew wanted to come with me. It seems there are folks who think throwing yourself out of a mechanically sound aircraft sounds like a bad idea. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off a new year. I was right.


12,500 foot jump
60-second free fall
Pulled the parachute at 5,500 feet
Fully inflated at 5,000 feet
5-7 minute floating decent

Pictures below.

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