Sky Diving from 15,000 feet, 29th March, 2010

Why jump out of a perfectly good plane? Now I know, what a range of sensations! Such a thrill and range of emotions from my Sky Dive in Queenstown as I was shuffled towards the open plane door, leaned over the edge, facing downwards towards my descent. Unceremoniously pushed out, hurtling towards the ground below for some 60 seconds at 200kph, terminal velocity.

It takes a certain kind of person to jump from an aircraft at 15,000 feet into thin air. It takes courage.

Why jump out of a perfectly good Aeroplane?

Why climb a great mountain that does not know you exist? Why run a marathon? Deep in the human consciousness is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic. We do these things. It is something deep within us, the need to feed our voracious appetite for danger and glory. It is the spirit of man.