Monday, May 12, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's SUPERCAM!

Something I always wanted to do to say "I did it" finally came to fruition this weekend! I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane at 11,500 feet, reaching terminal velocity at 134 mph headed straight to the earth!! Upon exiting the airplane I did 2 or 3 front flips and then into the free fall position doing a couple of 360 spins. At about 5000 feet AGL (Above Ground Level for you non-aviators) the parachute was deployed and I floated ever so gracefully back to earth. After practicing a few step turns of course and hitting a 3 point landing. Have a video that will be sent to me soon, Hope to post it here but for now, enjoy the pics!
Me and my Instructor John
Getting all harnesed up
Love the Smurf Blue, the Pink adds alot I think
Here goes........
Oh my, what have I done??
Perfectly good airplane?? This is a bucket of bolts. I'm lucky we got off the ground, why would I want to chance a landing in this thing? I'll take the quick exit please!
Do you see me?
On the glide path, turn to final....
We have Touchdown! Stood this landing up!I Done Did It!


Darcey said...

Ohhh yeah Supercam!

Carrie said...

Question: Did you not have to jump tandem?? I thought first-timers always had to, but mayhaps I was wrong. Sah-weet!

I beat you though. I dropped to the ground at 148mph freefall. Yeeeoooww! :)

Marti said...

I am glad you landed safely, says mom. Hurray for you!