Have you ever wondered what it would be like to jump out a perfectly good airplane from nearly 14,000 feet, experience free fall at 120mph, and then drift back to the earth under the canopy of a parachute?
Experience the thrill of skydiving through the my first person perspective video on assignment this week.
I took a trip out to Skydive Deland and spent the day shooting video with a miniature video camera called a GoPro. I rode along in one of the jump planes to observe and film as the pilot quickly climbed to 13,500 feet. The temperature at that altitude was around 40 degrees Fahrenheit, as the pilot opened the door and the jumpers started their exit.
From that altitude we were quite a bit higher than the clouds and could see the ocean. The jump masters and skydivers made the whole process look effortless. If you are interested in making a tandem jump to experience the thrill for yourself, you can't go wrong at Skydive Deland as the process was invented in Deland.
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