I don't skydive.
But I have friends and family who cannot
get enough of this adventurous sport.
On Saturday there were five scheduled
My Mom, Emma, Tim, Shelly and Joseph.
(The link goes to Deanna's photos of the day)
Three of the five were able to take their
turns before a bad thunderstorm
stopped the fun.
Mom and Shelly had to postpone.
Turns out that wasn't all bad because
some of the others want to go again
and at least one who couldn't jump this time
wants to give it a try.
Here are some fun shots from this
very, very hot and humid day.
Mom gets instruction from Pete.
|Learning how to turn.|
|Pete assured her that he could override if she went crazy with spins and turns.|
|If you want to spin pull it all the way down.|
|Emma all suited up and ready to FLY.|
|This was a celebration of her 18th birthday.|
Although Emma's birthday was a few months ago at a time of the year
not so conducive to learning to skydive.
|Father and daughter ham for the camera before they jump.|
Those crazy kids. lol
It was hard to see the screen on such a sunny day......
Well, that and to catch a moving target.
Due to the extreme heat some of us hid under the shadow of a plane to watch the landings.
This was Emma and Chuck(her tandem instructor) just after they slid in for a
Tim and his instructor, Pete.
|Joseph....So excited and ready to jump!|
Joseph wants to go again and put to use a lot of what
he learned from his first jump.
The flip and turns that he did nearly made him
pass out so he felt he missed some of the excitement.
|Mom and Pete training again.|
|That is a mock plane door.|
|I think he is explaining how he will SHOVE her out of the door.....just kidding.|
|One of the planes they used that day.|
|I don't think I would like an open door up there....just sayin'.|
Here comes Joseph!
Finally Mom was getting suited up.
But even as they got her ready they knew it was likely she wouldn't jump
that day. They were watching a huge storm moving that way.
We could feel it coming....the air got soupy.
|Mom's face just kept getting redder.|
Tim was fanning her with the lid of the trash can.
I finally asked if she could get out of the suit as we were
waiting. They agreed and she was much more comfortable.
That thing is HOT.
Not a good thing on a 90-something degree day with
With Mom and Emma needing to get to work they decided not to
wait out the storm.
Probably a good thing because it rained most of the rest of the afternoon.
Another attempt is going to be scheduled in September or October.
Here's hoping for a cooler day!