First skydive!! It was amazing!! My Brother did it too! Falling from 14,000 feet at 120MPH with a temperature of 5 degrees. I'm not the greatest with heights so this was a real challenge for me. Two things I found amusing. There was a guy on the plane going up to jump who was checking Facebook on his phone as if this isn't interesting enough he has to see what other people are up to. And second, the camera guy was yelling at me to smile before jumping. I don't think anyone jumping out of a plane for the first time naturally smiles. With that said, my life is in their hands so I was doing everything they said without question so you can see me hilariously force a smile for the camera. I would describe the overall experience in stages that can be read from all the looks on my face starting with nervousness of getting ready... the terror of having to lean out of the plane to jump.. the mind-blowing adrenaline pumping exhilaration of free-falling 120MPH (my hat filled up with air and was about to fly off my head).. the happiness and joy of floating to the ground and weirdly when it was all over I was questioning myself, "Did that really just happen? I was falling out of the sky. I did a God damn D.B. Cooper right out of that plane!"
Jim Green - musician, runner, cyclist, vegan, tax payer.