Monday, June 24, 2013

I Interupt This Quilt Blog One More Time......

My solo static line jump!!
My landing was horrible but I am standing up letting everyone at the drop zone know I'm Okay. I came up a bit short and was not in the landing zone.......
We had a ways to go back to the landing area and was good to have a chat with my jumpmaster.

I clipped these photos from a video and right before this laugh was this conversation:
Me: "Did I have a look of pure terror in my eyes?" Jumpmaster: "There was pure fear there". Then we both laughed.... To see how you static line from a small plane feel free to check out this youtube video. (fast forward to 55 seconds and this is not me, just random video) I freaked out a little when I first saw it. I need to work on my technique for sure!!
On the ground, safe and sound.

Exciting. Fun. Scary.

25 comments:

  1. Glad you are A-OK. I'm hoping to see you at the quilt show!

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  2. I watched the video. OMG! I think the scary part would be just getting out the door of the plane and hanging onto the bar. When do you go again?

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  3. Congratulations! No way, no how, would you get me to do that, lol.

    Debbie

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  4. You did it and you are alive to tell about it! Both big accomplishments.
    So the purpose of the static line is to cause the chute to open right away?
    I am so impressed, Lori--I would probably still be cowering in a corner of the plane. : )

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  5. Glad you had fun and you're safe! You're a dare-devil ... I think you'll be auditioning for being a stunt woman soon!

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  6. I looked at the video as well. It looks so much fun!! Wish I was a LOT younger and fitter!

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  7. WOW! That is not on my bucket list! ;-)
    Glad you're safe and okay. Congratulations!!

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  8. Your new hobby looks like it's a lot more nerve wracking than quilting! lol

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  9. OMG I could never do that after watching that video....your are a brave woman!
    so are you going to do it again??? you did it take it off your bucket list , stay safe, LOL
    this is one technique that you don't have to master :)
    Kathie

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  10. You are having a ball....SO....when is the next one? LOL

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  11. All I can say is Better You than ME!!! :-)

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  12. Way to go, Lori! Way to live life to the fullest!

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  13. I think it's awesome that you are challenging yourself to do it. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

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  14. OMG, Lori! Not in a million years, my friend. But kudos to you for even thinking about jumping from an airplane. I can't even imagine. I'm without words as you can see. Yikes!

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  15. madre mía!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    saludos

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  16. Woah Nellie! I don't think I could do it but I am glad to see that big smile! Hope we see each other at Sisters this year so I can shake your hand! xo Pam

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  17. You are an amazing woman. I can barely jump off the high dive.I have no doubt that you will master that pesky landing. ;)

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  18. You are so brave! I love seeing your pictures. Hugs

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  19. Lori, you are CRAZY brave!! no way would I have the guts to do a solo jump.. another tandem, for sure.. a solo definitely not lol!!! I can imagine the adrenalin rush, wow you are AMAZING!!!! cheers...Marian

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  20. You are amazing! Crazy, but amazing!

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  21. Glad you landed safely!!!! You sure are a devil for punishment LOL!!!
    Good on you!!!!!

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  22. Okayyyyyy....I don't think so. You are too brave. I am definitely a chicken.

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  23. Good for you! My mom (who is 91 now) went skydiving when she was 59 and renewed her flying skills when she was 69. Somehow I am still not tempted...I'm 61 and happy to just fly in planes :-)

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