It was amazing, unreal, over so fast and totally exhilarating. The instructors were excellent and made me feel so safe that I didn’t really feel scared. My tandem partner Mike was one of the co-owners of the Hinton Skydiving Centre and had done over 4,000 tandem jumps.
There was a moment of nerves as we climbed past 10,000 feet and a definite feeling that it was unnatural to allow myself to fall from the open door of the plane at 13,000 feet. Falling at around 120 miles per hour in freefall was incredibly loud and well, fast!
I spent the whole time with my mouth open in amazed silence. There was just time to look around and take it in before Mike showed me that his altitude watch was at 6,000 feet and he pulled the parachute chord. Then everything slowed down and became much quieter and I could hear Mike. He showed me how to move the parachute left and right and pointed out my home town and a few other landmarks. It felt like I wasn’t really there and before I knew it we were landing.
Would I do it again? Yes! And there are some photos below to prove I didn’t dream it.
Thanks for all the support and if you meant to sponsor me but were waiting till pay day, now’s the time to do it. The current total is £925 but it would be wonderful to make £1000 before I hand it all over to Kids Company.
You can also look into booking your own skydive here: www.skydive.co.uk
Hannah - Publicity Manager