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Skydiving….Success

The Dive, originally uploaded by beckydanaher.

Saturday morning was a little unusual for Sean, myself and 8 of our friends. We went skydiving…and we all made it. It’s something I have always wanted to do and who knew that we could get 10 of us to all go….especially on the last weekend of the year they have available.
We met in Baldwin, WI at 8am using Skydive Twin Cities (see previous blogs). The morning was brisk yet beautiful; the sky was clear.
The gave us the safety brief, legal overview (ie if you die, we aren’t liable), then we start suiting up. We went up in 3 planes, given there were 10 of us and 5 of us were going up with videographers. The first plane was Erin, Jeff, Casey (blue/yellow/green shoot) and Tina (red/yellow shoot). Due to the larger than expected wind gusts, they all landed in a field farther away from us. So, there aren’t as many photos of them landing.
The second plane held Trevor (multi blue shoot), Rebecca (orange shoot), Sean (red/grey shoot), and myself (white/red/black shoot). This plane also carried Rebecca’s dad and Erin’s dad…just for the ride up….and the nose dive down.
The third plane carried Phil (green/yellow/blue shoot) and Miles (red/yellow shoot).
What a blast!!! It’s worth the money, the nervousness before hand (for days), and the absence of sleep. We also got videos (Casey, Tina, Rebecca, Erin and I). Yes I screamed, no I didn’t pee my pants, and I still have all my teeth (the ones I started with anyway). Those are the questions I am getting asked.
I recommend it!
Thank you to all our fans that showed up to support us (Sharon and Dave, Christopher and his mom, Rebecca’s parents, and Sarah and Hank!)
PHOTOS:
To see our other photos, click on this one.
Others photos: Axner Photos < > Deitch Photos

October 28, 2007 Posted by | Skydiving | 2 Comments

Last Chance for Skydiving

Skydiving is a week away!!!
I just called to confirm and the following dare devils are signed up:
Tina/Casey, Rebecca/Trevor, Erin (Sean’s cousin, I think family will come to watch), Phil (getting video), Jeff (Sarah Sch. will be coming to watch), and Sean/Becky.
So, that’s 9.
If anyone else still wants to come, call ASAP. Also, if anyone is still wanting video of your jump, please ensure you call ASAP and let them know.
Reminders:
We are going to meet there at 8. (see TwinCitiesSkydiving.com or previous blogs)
Wear comfortable clothing….it can get cold that high up in Oct.
Bring your cameras.

I am so impressed by our friends and family!
See you there.

October 21, 2007 Posted by | Skydiving | 1 Comment

SKY DIVING: 27 OCTOBER

We have finally decided on a date for skydivingSATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
Earliest we can start is 8am, which is when we should meet (at the place).
Location: this is actually located about 20 miles into WI on 94.
“From I-94 take the Hammond exit (Exit 16); Go north on CR-T for 1.5 miles, turn right on CR-J; follow for 2.18 miles, we’re on the left hand side of the road.”
We have a short training, then jump.
If the weather is poor we wait for a bit to let it clear up.
FYI: 5 or less people can go up in the plane at a time.

If you are going:
Call 1-800-SKYDIVE or 715-684-3416
(www.skydivetwincities.com)
You have to call at least a week ahead of time.
Give credit card to hold the reservation, $50 for cancellation.
Tell them you are jumping with “Becky”. That is our group.

If you want a video and photos of the jump let them know.
Its about $99 for that additional package.

Bring ID, weight limit is 240 lb.
Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. It may be colder in Oct so bring a long sleeve shirt (and pants). Jumpsuit will be worn over it.

Tandem Jump on the weekends $199. We don’t actually pay until you jump.
(if we get at least 10 people its $10 less per person)

Location: this is actually located about 20 miles into WI on 94.

Do you dare to jump?
Please let me know when you sign up.

September 27, 2007 Posted by | Skydiving | Leave a comment

SKY DIVING PLANS

SKY DIVING INFORMATION: SWEET!!!!!Please respond ASAP to let me know when you can go, so we can make a group reservation. I forgot who has told me for sure they are up for it, so you all get the info. If I am missing anyone, please let me know.

I sent an email to the Becketts, Nielen’s, Axners, Deitch’s, and Kohlers. Anyone I misses or who wants to join us, please let me know ASAP with available dates (see below).

WHERE: SKYDIVE TWIN CITIES
1-800-SKYDIVE or 715-684-3416, http://www.skydivetwincities.com

WHAT: For first timers, the least amount of $, and so as not to spend all day there, they recommend: TANDEM – “A way to experience the thrill of freefall and an exhilarating canopy ride… with only 10 minutes of instruction! Jumping from 10,000′ to 13,000′, you, attached to your specially trained tandem master, experience the joy of freefalling through the air for over 60 seconds! The tandem master then pulls the ripcord and both of you fly the parachute back to the dropzone for a soft, on-target landing in front of your friends and/or family.”

WHEN:
I need to know what days are free of the following:
Sat or Sun Sept 29/30th
Sat or Sun Oct 20/21st
Sat or Sun Oct 27/28th
We would go earlier in the day and they said plan for about a 1/2 a day.

COST: Tandem Jump on the Weekends $199
Five or more people, $5.00 discount per person.
Ten or more people, $10.00 discount per person.

OTHER INFO:
If the weather is bad, we reschedule at not cost.
If you cancel its $50 per cancellation (canx on their part due to weather is at not cost and we reschedule)

Maximum Weight 240 lbs.
Video available, please request at time of reservation.

I hope you haven’t lost the nerve……..It will be exciting.

September 11, 2007 Posted by | Skydiving | Leave a comment