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Don Jean | A-81602 | Anthem, Arizona

Don Jean | A-81602 | Anthem, Arizona
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Jumping out of an airplane was never on my bucket list. Well, honestly, I never had a bucket list until May 14, 2016: the day I completed my first tandem.

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Brandon Kendrick | A-77981 | Boca Raton, Florida

Brandon Kendrick | A-77981 | Boca Raton, Florida
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Since I was a kid, I’ve dreamt of flying. I would have dreams that were so vivid that I could feel the zero-G sensation as I flew in my sleep. As a boy, I would climb onto the roof of my house and jump off with a towel stuffed in the back of my shirt, yelling, “Superrrrrmaaaannnnn!” Thankfully, I never broke any bones, because the secret would have been out, and my parents would have killed me once they learned of my dangerous hobby! No matter how much I tried to hide it, though, all the early warning signs were there that I was an aviation addict.

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Rob Crimmins | C-11944 | Felton, Delaware

Rob Crimmins | C-11944 | Felton, Delaware
Thursday, June 1, 2017

I first learned of skydiving in 1961 at the age of 6. The television show “Ripcord,” about two guys who provided almost entirely fictitious parachuting services, aired that year. My older brother and I didn’t mind the implausible events, because we didn’t watch for the stories. We wanted to see the show’s stars in freefall, and those scenes were all real, taken with helmet cameras and from airplanes.

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How Skydiving Changed My Life

How Skydiving Changed My Life
Friday, January 1, 2016

Fear does not stop death; it stops life. Learning to skydive has taught me this lesson and helped shape the person I am today. I was never one of those people who had always wanted to skydive. No bucket list, dare or any amount of peer pressure was going to get me to jump out of a plane. In fact, I had never even considered skydiving until my husband made his first tandem. He was hooked immediately and got his license that same year.

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How Skydiving Changed My Life

How Skydiving Changed My Life
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I was born with a heart condition. I've always known that I would have to get surgery to replace a heart valve, but the prognosis was that this would not be necessary until I was around 60 years old.

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