Here's me playing it cool 30 seconds before we opened the plane's door:
T minus 10 seconds! Yeah!
The plane (and thus the wind) was going about 80 mph (130 kph); so it took some resolute stomping to get my foot on the launch plate.
And we're out!
This is an awesome feeling, with all that cold atmosphere cleaning out my nasal passages and the total adrenaline rush:
Nearly 30 seconds of freefall and I'm ready for my close-up...
At this point, the photographer has landed and my jump instructor and I are coming down in a slow, quiet, and lazy sort of way. We took about 5 minutes to come down. Beautiful weather for it! The view was great, with the fall foliage at its peak.
We have safely landed and I'm waiting to have my harness unhooked from my instructor's.
This is right before jcobleigh went up.
It was awesome and I would definitely do it again! :) I highly recommend it: if you've ever wanted to go, just do it! Don't wait, just seize the day!