For those doing it now, or are thinking of doing it, it's a remarkable experience. It's very quite and peaceful for me when I'm falling. That's how I learned..of a Cessna 182 over the Ohio farmland. 20mph while I'm in the air and my radio going out, causing me to land in-between a square of powerlines and storage buildings (on my feet no less! When the ground approaches, it seemed to really get close very fast. But I'm sure it would be a lot more fun than jumping from 900ft with 50-60 lbs. I'm on jump #13 in my IAD course and I've done 4 tandems. I'm still always really nervous every time we go up in the plane but as soon as I jump everything is fine and I just have fun. RAPS: The British Parachute Association's 'Ram-Air Progression System' is indeed a 'Static-Line' type of training, with the first few jumps from 3000 feet.In addition to the many events held at the parachute centre, they are also well known as a centre for team training.Teams preparing for the National Championships jump at Hibaldstow because they can make high numbers of descents in a short space of time. at my DZ this girl on her first jump got her chute tangled round a powerrline luckily it burned out before she hit the floor so she was fine : S close shave tho! I like to think of it as aerial gymnastics..need an awareness of where your body is, and what motions are needed to perform the desired moves. The adrenaline really kicks in when the plane throttled back and all of a sudden you hear the rush of wind as the hatch is opened. did you start with RAPS then go onto AFF or did you just start on AFF? You might be surprised by how athletic skydiving really is...a ten minute session in a wind tunnel will show you exactly what muscles you're using. love the heavy stuff some one that loves to have fun and live life....hotrod979152, Brisbane, QLD..my pets dogs,chatting and good food,also exciting things like skydiving and motor racing passenger rrides etc john foggerty karen carpenter katie perry pink shakirra rolling stones abba s...briannababe1627, Melbourne-City, VIC..swimming, athletics, gymnastics, cheerleading well i used to, skydiving and surfing heck yeahh lol im looking for a really nice guy with an awesome personality and fun to be around....luzy33, Melbourne-City, VIC... the last book I read wa...katejacko37, Brisbane, QLD..sports,v8 super cars, fast fours,f1 racing,vollyball,tennis,skydiving,fishing,camping so on so on.
Back-to-back jumping is where a skydiver or team can make high volumes of jumps by owning more than one set of equipment.I'll try anything once, and sometimes even twice :-) skydiving, rock climbing, any sport of water sports, bush walking, camping, having fun......is kinda endless. Brissie Paul46, Brisbane, QLD..think about but discard as being outrageous.Bungee jumping, skydiving anything that is out of the normal day to day existance. but, well, that depends on your definition of sport really. Like many things, I suppose it looks like something that is easy to do, no problem. I don't know about you but when I looked down I couldn't recognize a single landmark. Guess I haven't really checked into jumping in the civilian sector. I'm the same way...butterflies going up, totally in-the-moment coming down.