Andy takes a leap
We caught up with Andy after his awesome sky dive.
Andy has just completed a sky dive for us and said it was fantastic! Read about his adventure here:
1. Why did you choose this challenge?
I had always wanted to do a sky dive, one of those before you die things, so my girlfriend got me one for Christmas 2014. As it was paid for I decided to see if I could raise money for charity at the same time, and having 3 healthy young children decided to choose dreams come true to help those who are less fortunate.
2. Did you have to do any special preparation?
No, other than a 20 minute run through with an instructor beforehand
3. Describe how you felt in three words?
IT WAS FAAAAANTAAAAASTIC!
4. How did you feel on the day and once it was completed?
I was a little apprehensive before I got on the plane, very apprehensive when we were at altitude and the door opened, and was a quivering wreck when I was sat with my legs hanging out of the plane, I don’t like heights you see. Once the initial panic was over and we were flying towards the earth at god knows what speed I started really enjoying it, knowing I would never do it again. Once the parachute opened and the instructor gave me the choice of a nice easy decent or to ‘have some fun’, I chose the ‘have some fun’ option, again knowing I would never do it again, so I then learnt exactly what a parachute could do, at the time it didn’t feel like the wisest choice I had ever made but was an amazing experience.
5. Most memorable moment?
The moment we left the plane, a feeling impossible to describe.
6. Any tips for others doing the same thing?
Yes, take someone with you who knows how to use the video option on a smart phone, my other half managed to record footage of a chair but none of me landing.
7. Anything else you would like to share?
You only live once, make the most of life, and if you can help others along the way or make a difference to someone else’s life whilst enjoying yours it’s a win win situation.