Thursday, 2 October 2008

The Thrill of Skydiving



Let’s face it, there isn’t much about that realistically compares to the thrill of a good 40 second freefall, it’s a sensation that’s virtually impossible to make sense of, “those who do, can't explain; those who don't, can't understand." Those who want to embark upon an adventure experience that will no doubt stay with them forever, can choose from one of two great operators prominently featured on AdventureEscapades.co.za, South Africa’s most comprehensive adventure activity portal.

The one is an old Natal favorite "Skydive KZN", just outside of Durban, while the other is “Tandem Skydive Adventures” situated at Wonderboom airport, centrally located to be the closest Skydiving Centre to Pretoria and Johannesburg both.

While surfing the Net for inspiration to best verbalize what skydiving means to Skydivers I came across a site called www.corephotography.co.uk that have a listed several “Skydiving Quotes.” Below are some of the ones I particularly liked, hope you enjoy:

"The higher we soar, the smaller we seem to those who cannot fly."
"If you want to experience the REALLY great outdoors, fly up in an airplane and step OUTDOORS !"!"
"Know skydiving, know life..... NO skydiving, NO life"
"I live with fear and terror, but sometimes I leave her and go skydiving."
"Air cooled, gravity powered."
"Air is like water, just less dense ... but at 120 mph you can grab it and pull on it.."
"I've gone to several drop zones that have signs saying 'No Low Pulls'... Well, rules or not, if I get low I'm pulling."
"Skydivers don’t let friends jump pink!"
"There is a reason to life. We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!"
"You will begin to touch heaven in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles per hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed is being there."
"If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, get out of the vehicle."

And The Best of All …….

"...And once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been, and there you long to return..." - Leonardo da Vinci

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