My name is Jess. On Sunday I came to Goulburn to Adrenaline Skydive to watch my boyfriend Tyler do a solo jump. Personally, I am terrified of heights and think anyone who dares to jump from a plane is crazy…. It has never been on my bucket list and I resigned myself to the fact that I would never be able to do something like that. I watched Tyler get ready and climb into that tiny plane and I remember wishing that I had that sort of courage.
I don’t know what happened to me while I stood there and watched the plane take off but I suddenly thought… I want to do it. I want to do something in my life that I never thought that I was capable of, and that no one ever expected of me. Before I could change my mind or talk myself out of it I was in my red pants with the harness on walking towards the plane. I passed Tyler on the way who had just landed (he looked as shocked as I felt as he realised that it was ME walking towards him). I climbed into the plane shaking like a leaf trying to just breathe and stay calm. When it was time to leave the plane I was so scared, more than I have ever been in my life, I was just trying to remember what my wonderful instructor had told me I had to do (main job- have fun). I sat on the edge of the plane and my mind went completely blank…a split second later I was out the door and falling. I was screaming but I couldn’t even hear myself. The only thought in my mind was that this was in credible. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.
I wanted to write a quick email to say to you all, thank you. Thank you so much for encouraging me to do this jump and for helping me through the process. Thank you to John for being so lovely (and making me the most amazing hot chocolate when I was back on the ground), thank you to Adam for giving me the most exhilarating experience of my life (and for getting me through it in a fun, safe and kind way), thank you to Kobi who blew me away with his calmness on the plane, reassuring me the whole way up… thank you to the whole team. I have watched my video a million times since Sunday and I still can’t believe that it was me. You made my day/month/year/life and you have given me an amazing gift.
Thank you again
John – Amazing experience. Friendly, professional and experienced staff that made the whole time fun. A lovely and affordable cafe on site. Video footage was also really good. Would highly recommend and would go back in a heartbeat. Thanks guys!