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Sky Diving

Sky Diving

I’m afraid of heights, so jumping out of an airplane at 13,000 feet does not interest me. However, there are people with more adventure than me, have no fear of heights and will jump from an airplane, land on a grassy field with a smile on their face and then prepare to do it again. While visiting my sister and brother-in-law they took me to a place called Sky Dive Arizona where people do this on a regualr basis and chickens like me with fast cameras and long lenses will take a few photos. Some of us consider it an adventure when we try a seasonal latte, such as pumpkin or peppermint, instead of their regular mocha latte. Pretty scary!

If you look closely you will see there are two people on this parachute, something they call tandem. It usually is an insanely adventurous individual on their first jump and are attached to the front of an experienced parachutists. Not sure if the facial expression is total fear or exhilaration. I did hear one young woman after landing shout she wanted to go back up again. They also had a wind tunnel where you could experience and practice free falling.

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Written by Monte Stevens

November 28, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Travel

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  1. Beautiful saturated colors here. I’m with you, Monte. There’s just something wrong with jumping out of a perfectly good airplane; although, I don’t have a fear of heights. This is something that my son wants to do someday as well as a photographer friend of mine. Just a side note, I found it interesting that you have a fear of heights, yet work in the airline industry. How does that work???

    Russ Devan

    December 15, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    • I don’t look down. Actually it’s not uncommon even with pilots. I think it’s because I feel safe within the aircraft while standing on the edge of cliff or looking over a 10th story balcony is spooky,

      Monte Stevens

      December 15, 2008 at 11:33 pm


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