Not that you can tell, but that's me up there!! Having the absolute time of my life!!
I did a skydive at Sibson Airfield in Peterborough to raise money for Greenwich and Bexley Hospice on Saturday and it was by far the best thing I have ever done.
I had a really lovely instructor called Mark and felt completely safe with him and would really recommend for people to use that Airfield if you are thinking of doing a skydive, there are cheaper places but you don't necessarily want a bargain when it comes to jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet!!!
We had to leave home at 5am to get there for 7 and then it turned out the weather was too bad to jump at that time, I was doing the skydive as part of a record attempt so there was just over 100 people jumping on the same day but luckily I was in the d#second group so I eventually managed to jump at about 12 o'clock when the cloud started to clear.
I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be, the only time I got really scared was as they opened the door of the plane, all I could see was layer of cloud as I jumped out which probably made it slightly easier as I couldn't see the ground but falling through that cloud into clear skies dotted with fluffy clouds was amazing!! once the parachute opened it was so beautiful being able to see the green fields, and my instructor was so much fun and once he asked if I was ready he started to do tricks with the parachute spiraling us round and swooping around the corridors of cloud it was so much fun!!!1 once I'd landed I literally wanted to get up and do it all again.
Definitely a bucket list experience that I can tick off!
One note I need to make is about the company the skydive was booked through called skyline, they were pretty badly organised they didn't tell the airfield that my sponsorship online covered the cost of the jump so I ended up paying on the day and the information they sent us said we could arrange the photographer on the day which they couldn't so I missed out on getting photographs of the free fall, so I wouldn't advise booking through that company if you are considering it. But I don't mind too much because I know I will be doing this again!!!
So huge thanks to Jane Borrett from the hospice and Sibson Airfield staff
|Me in the sexiest hat going!!|
|Getting strapped in!!|