Recently, my second oldest son David decided to tandem skydive and invited me to come along. We had been discussing this for a few years, and now the right opportunity had presented itself! It was a unique experience starting with the copious amount of paperwork you sign releasing the skydiving company from all liability. The message was that this can be a perilous experience where things can go wrong, and you need to go into this endeavor with that understanding. To be forewarned is to be forearmed... fair enough. Next, we suited up, put on a harness, received training on our responsibilities during the jump, boarded the small single-engine plane and slowly climbed to approximately 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). This slow climb gives you additional time to reflect on what you are about to do.... that is, jump out of a perfectly good airplane!
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