Leonardo de Vinci said, “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return.”

There is nothing natural about falling 13,000 feet through the sky!

Leaving the plane was the hardest part, especially since I had a death grip on the door, but free-falling through the sky at 200km/h was exhilarating; it literally took my breath away.

The wind felt like a cushion of air suspending me in space; it was more like I was floating than falling! Once the parachute opened, my instructor and I glided gently back to earth and I could see everything that southern California and parts of Mexico have to offer. Although the total dive time, from exiting the plane to reaching the ground, was only 8 minutes, when I touched the ground, I was on top of the world.

After skydiving in Maine, Switzerland and now California, Skydive San Diego was the best experience hands-down, as in my case with the following picture! The relaxed atmosphere, humorous instructors, top-notch facilities and  the newest, safest, and largest jumpships in the skydiving industry make Skydive San Diego a breath of fresh air.

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5 thoughts on “Leonardo de Vinci said, “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return.”

  1. Wow nice pictures, that looks so fun and scary too. I want to try skydive, but I fear of heights. After seeing this I increasingly want to try. Anyway thanks for sharing, it’s interesting. If you interested to visit Indonesia, you can check my blog for some reviews 🙂

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    • Thank you for your response.

      Skydiving was my favorite extreme adventure! If you go with a jump instructor, there are no worries; they do all of the work for you. The free-fall is not like that scary feeling when you feel like you’re falling in your sleep. It’s more peaceful and graceful. You should try it; I can guarantee as soon as you do, you’ll be planning your next dive.

      Indonesia seems like a beautiful mysterious place and I’ve yet to go. I hope that one day I can I can say that I’ve experienced its vivid colors, dramatic scenery, and diverse culture.

      Good luck with your blog; I’ll be sure to check it out.

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  2. How interesting. I did not realize that I was reading a post where another fellow Indonesian had commented on it! Thank you for the “like” on the pecan pie post, Leslie 🙂 It seems like you live the life to the fullest! And congratulations on your pregnancy, having a baby is another adventure! 🙂

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  3. Yes! Here is the trip where you got that great picture from. This looks awesome! In the last picture it looks like they’ve blindfolded the next jumper to keep him from passing out. Ha ha.

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    • The next jumper was a good friend of mine and he was beyond scared. Although he enjoyed it, he said that he would never do it again. I can’t wait to be back in the sky! Have you done it?

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