Massive day today, as I let myself plummet towards the ground from over 13,000 feet in a 50 second freefall before deploying the chute and enjoying a stomach turning 5 minute canopy ride back to the landing zone. The drop zone was Netheravon in Wiltshire, run by the Parachute Regiments Red Devils Team, and it was easily one of the most inspiring, exciting and adrenalin fuelled things I have ever done. It was so surreal, from the exit of the plane, the spiralling freefall, the sting of the clouds on my face as they pass at 120mph, the jolt of the parachute being deployed or the twists and turns of the canopy aerobatics being displayed by my tandem instructor, Billy.
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. More amazing, the man who was celebrating his 92nd birthday, by jumping with his son, and having the permanent grin of a 17 year old who just popped his cherry.