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The agonizing truth about skydiving…

The title sounds painful doesn’t it?

It is!

The most painful thing about skydiving is

Wait for it

Keep waiting

It’s coming soon, I promise

For those of you who already are skydivers, you probably already knew what I was getting at

For those of you who aren’t

Getting annoyed yet?

Fine, I’ll tell you. The most painful and agonizing part of the sport is the fact that 95% of your time is spent waiting for something.

Waiting on the weather to improve so that you can jump.

Waiting on the plane to gas up so that the next load can board.

Waiting on your load to board so you can get up in the air.

Waiting on the plane to get into altitude so that you can open the door.

Waiting for the door to open so that people can start jumping out.

Waiting on that dude who’s spending 3 hours looking out the door for obstacles and for the “perfect spot” to jump out.

Waiting on your turn to finally jump off the plane.


Waiting to get to the right altitude to open your canape.

Waiting to get to the point where you start your landing pattern.


Waiting on the rigger to pack your parachute (If you’re lazy that is)

Waiting on the next load to go in the air.

Oh and I almost forgot
Waiting on your new gear to arrive, which is usually on back order, so you get a LONG wait.
I’ve been waiting 2 weeks so far, and I was just told that it’ll be another month at least before I get my new helmet :'(
Here’s to hoping that I get it in time for my birthday. (July 31st)



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