It only takes 11 minutes... that's right, 660 seconds, to be 14,000 feet above the ground, leaping out the door of the plane, rushing to the earth at 120 mph, feeling the adrenaline rush through your veins as you cut through the sky for over 2 miles...
In the skies over Texas, our son Blake stepped out of a perfectly good airplane... and had the best day of his life. It was a tandem jump, with Blake strapped onto the instructor. They exited the plane backwards, as a SCUBA diver would drop off a boat. They tumbled head over heels a few times until the instructor expertly stopped their spin. They free-fell, passing through a puffy layer of clouds. In true Texas style, Blake gave the "hook-em-horns" hand gesture as he wagged his tongue in the slipstream.
Robert Bendesky 2006
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