Firstly, I just want to say that I could not have done my tandem jump without Mark, who organised it for me and of course everyone at Josephs Court who sponsored me! I managed to raise £523!!
I had a very early start plus a 5 and half hour drive. I arrived for 8am so I was very tired!! Not long after I arrived I was putting on my harness and getting in the plane ready to jump. I was very lucky to have my family watch me and also to have such lovely instructors, they calmed my nerves quite a lot.
It was such a beautiful sight as we made the 15,000 ft mark, we were about 4,000 ft higher than the clouds and it was very sunny despite being very miserable and raining mostly on the way. As my luck would have it, I was first out of the plane and the free fall took my breath away, literally! It was so much better and exhilarating than I could’ve imagined, when my instructor pulled the parachute we were mid cloud (which tastes like salt, if anyone asks) and we slowly made our decent down to the gorgeous scenery below.
It felt like hours when I had finally landed and such a wonderful experience, I am so glad to have done it. It was a definite bucket list thriller and I would do it all over again but I think I will have to try during the summer when it is a lot hotter!
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