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Blue Skies & FS1

It’s been a long while since I updated this site but I’ve been busy… jumping out of planes!

Back in February 2010 I went on a trip to DeLand Florida with some people from Headcorn Parachute Club to do a course (AFF) to become a fully licensed skydiver. Why? Well, I’d not really thought about doing it any time soon by my mate went on a Tandem skydive and found out about the trip to Florida… He rang me up and asked “How do you fancy doing some serious skydiving; and by that I mean 2 weeks in Florida!?”.

As you can imagine, it took me a couple of days to think about the idea but ultimately I just said “Yeah! why not!”

So, two years down the line and after returning to DeLand on a second trip I’ve now at the time of writing got 77 jumps and my FS1 under my belt. Basically means I can jump out with other people and do formation work, or just do crazy things like “Horny Gorilla” (a good example can be found here).

Without boring you with too many videos (yet!) here’s my FS1 from start to Finish, though one jump is not on camera (levels 5 & 6), you’ll get the general idea! Oh and yes I know there’s some text on the editing that’s wrong… I blame iMovie for not saving my changes but it’s not worth making a whole new one for it. Enjoy!