Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Preparing to SkyDive

Ever since he arrived on this trip, Danny has been talking about going SkyDiving. This activity freaks me out more than a little, especially because he's the one going. But he's been insistent and his mom has given the okay so we booked it today. Let's hope that everything goes perfectly fine!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Rob,

I've been. Spent the morning learning what to do and then the afternoon doing it.

I think it's very safe and on a first jump they open the chute for you and have a safety device in case you panic.

But once you jump, the rest is pretty much automatic and you float down very gently.

You can also steer the chute easily and, at least when I went, they had these two guys holding a big red arrow on the ground. They would turn the arrow in the direction they wanted you to go and as long as you followed it you landed pretty much where you should.

In computer terms, the concept is far scarier than the implementation.

Mark.

PelaLusa said...

Thanks, Mark. Intuitively I know that all will go fine but it doesn't stop me from asking, "What if?!"