I always post my most recent work and exciting shoots that I have been on, so I thought I would share something about me
I’m always up for a challenge and after returning home from climbing Mont Blanc 44810 meters (Europe’s highest mountain) my mum asked me ‘so whats next?’ to my reply ‘well I do fancy skydiving now’
So Christmas 2014 in the Hardy household what do I get? a tandem jump voucher in Salisbury from all the family. I was beyond excited to do this but I thought I would book this after a successful and busy wedding season.
Saturday 3rd October and it’s go time! Car and family packed and we were heading north. We arrived 2 hours later in slight foggy Wiltshire but by the time I was briefed and had completed my training it was beautiful blue skies!
JUMP TIME, my name was called and this was it! My brilliant instructor Dave guided me over to our plane and we boarded. It would take about 15 minutes to get up to our jump altitude of 12,000ft. So dave was told me about his previous jumps and past times. What an incredible amount he has achieved and I was pleased to be jumping with him.
A flashing green light indicated we were at the jump altitude. This is it! Honestly I couldn’t have been anymore ready for it! We made our way to the door and Trevor (my cameraman) was already waiting outside hanging on for us. 3, 2, 1 GO! Freefall well thats just incredible. We reached 126mph. 41 seconds later we opened our chute for the most incredible descent soaring through the high clouds to be greeted by a stunning Wiltshire landscape. It took less then 5 minutes to glide down.
The landing was perfect and for once I had the biggest smile on my face!
I rushed to greet and thank my family before we headed to the pub for lunch.
Here are some photos from my experience and also a short video provided by the team at Netheravon skydive
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