Ascension to the 7th heaven
We head to the fuselage of the plane. With the door wide open, I climb aboard. The smell of kerosene tells me: – “It’s time to leave the cow floor”.
The door closes, the Pilatus heads to the end of the runway, and it’s takeoff. The atmosphere on board is really fun between all the skydivers: instructors and neophytes. The plane climbs easily: 1000 m, 2000 m, 3000 m.
Idyllic landscape for happy skydiver
The landscape is beautiful below us. Beg-Léguer, Trébeurden and its marina, the Ile Grande, the Radome… The Pink Granite Coast cuts through a unique palette of colors. Suddenly, 4000 m: a check between present, then the small bell which gives the green light to the jumps.
The door opens! The fresh wind rushes in: adrenaline still!
Flying at 200 km/h
Each in turn, we approach the door. Clement gives me the final instructions. This is the moment, I have my legs out of the plane and Clement wedges my head back in the banana position! Then, he announces :
– “Ok, it is good ! Here we go!!!”.
After a few seconds, I spread my arms, we stabilize at a speed of 200 km.h-1. It’s fantastic, I’m serene and free fall is a feeling of pure freedom. I am flying!!!