Guess and Check



Filed under: General — 3:44 pm

So I went skydiving today at Skydive Sussex.

The staff there was great. I tandem jumped with a guy named Kiwi from New Zealand, who was friendly, laid back, professional, and an overall great guy. He has a place in Ithaca, NY, where his wife teaches at Cornell University.

[Edit: I found out after posting through an article in the New Jersey Herald that Kiwi is a bit new to tandem jumping, but a few of the other things mentioned in the article seem to be a bit off compared to my jump, for instance, the sliding landing was anticipated in my case. Anyway, just a pretty interesting find.]

I went for the full package and got a video and still photos, taken by my cameraman Vinnie. I uploaded the stills to an album for easy viewing.

The weather was beautiful and the view was stunning. It was a great experience and I’d love to do it again sometime.

4 Responses to “Skydiving”

  1. Jordan Says:

    Cool pictures. However, making one’s living by falling out of airplanes strapped to other people’s backs seems pretty odd to me.

  2. Jordan Says:

    …then again, blogging for a living seems pretty strange to most people, too.

  3. kim Says:

    hey, i went skydiving with kiwi also and i heard about a skydiving accident that killed two people over the weekend, i was wondering if you heard anything about it and if anyone from sussex was involved. thanks.

  4. Tom Says:

    Kim: nope, it doesn’t look like it was at Skydive Sussex. This news article says the jumpers were going through Freefall Adventures of Monroe Township.

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