Our instructors secured each of the 4 large clips that would keep us attached and the roll up glass door opened. Getting out of the plane happened so fast! When it was my turn we scooted to the edge with both of our legs dangling out the side and then we just kind of “fell” sideways and out. There was a falling sensation, but it wasn’t the same as just stepping off a huge height, or the stomach drop of a roller coaster (because we were already traveling so fast in the airplane.)
An example of what it looks like to watch the plane fly away
But after about 45 -60 seconds of freefall the parachute came out. That part was so much fun! The wind was less, the view was awesome, and it felt totally safe. I was able to really look up and take in the view, and man, Oregon is pretty.
|These are some skydivers who jumped before us|
Then with the air pressure changes, it took several hours for one of my ears to finally pop, so that wasn’t much fun. And our car ride home was a lot quieter—I think all the adrenaline had worn off! So, I’d say I had fun…it’s fun to say I did it! And I probably won’t try to go again. Any of you who want to do it, you totally should! Find someone to go with you (one other girl went with us–her husband said not in a million years!)