Because we were on a Skybus, we had to do a backflip out of the plane. This was actually the most difficult part of the jump. However if you follow the instructions, relax as they tell you to there is nothing to it. After we stabilized, the person taking the video/photos came up close to me, extended both hands and he flipped over on his back. This gave him the opportunity to take some great shots!
You can see me going for the photographer’s second hand and once we completely connect, he completely flips over grabbing this awesome shot.
After I believe 6,000 feet of free-falling which took about 60 seconds, we popped the chute. Once the chute is popped you, begin to feel gravity like we all understand it. It was at this point that your stomach can get the butterfly feeling like you are on a rollercoaster. I’ve felt much worse but it was there. I did get to control the chute a bit, do some spins and the view at this height while you can actually think about it, see it and take it all in is breathtaking. As we approached the landing I could see my Corvette off in the distance and it amazed me how tiny it was.
Overall the experience was unbelievable. I could not stop talking about it for at least two to three days. My endorphins were pumping through me so hard that I explained the sensation to everyone as “it was like getting the most amazing massage ever”. I felt so relaxed when I hit the ground and also so small in the world. Seeing the earth at 13,500 feet jumping out of an airplane was exhilarating but also made you feel almost insignificant in such a majestic, amazing and gigantic world.
Now the video was also fantastic and it captures pretty much the whole experience. The pictures and video were pretty expensive however 110% worth it. Plus, these guys doing the work have to make some money 🙂