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One giant leap for Matt! (one small step for mankind)

Montage from my day at Hinton aerodrome yesterday. Got to tumble from a plane at 13000 feet and freefall for 50 seconds, strapped to my instructor.

Gave up any choice in the matter as I boarded the plane and felt helpless as I dangled from the door with a 140mph side wind battering me. As we tumbled from the plane and I lost all sense of direction, getting a glimpse of the plane zooming away, my brain screamed a confused and crazed yelp at me. It was the most unatural and surreal situation I have ever placed myself in... but I did love it.. another one ticked off the list, what's next?

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Taken on July 23, 2009