I am a freelance writer from England living on the Coast in Australia. I one day dream to write major movie scripts in Hollywood!
Published September 23rd 2011
If you are looking for something that you will remember for the rest of your life, something that will excite you so much you will scream so the world can hear you, something that will make you want more and more then a skydive is for you.
Located on the grounds of the Sunshine Coast Airport sits the headquarters of Skydive Ramblers, and the starting point of an extremely great moment in your life. Once here you will be greeted with handshakes, smiles and introduced to the guys and girls who will show what you have been missing out on.
Firstly you will be asked to fill out certain forms for insurance and medical reasons, this is so that the team know you are able to do the jump. You will then be politely put in your harness whilst your instructor will clearly explain what will happen during your forthcoming experience.
The instructors here have years of experience and have jumped thousands of times, though even with this knowledge a skydive can still be a terrifying prospect for some. However at Ramblers you will be made to feel at ease at every point, the instructors will make you feel comfortable, often joking. In fact it is a surprise that none of them are stand-up comics and so in this atmosphere you will not even think that you are about to throw yourself out of a plane.
After a very short journey to the runway you will enter the plane, this is where the instructors will go through the easy to follow procedures once again. The plane will then glide for twenty minutes up to your desired height, though it is strongly recommended that you choose 14,000ft.
During the joy flight you will observe the wonderful landscape looking over the Hinterland to the Glass House Mountains and up to Noosa and beyond. Again during the flight your instructor will make interesting conversation and will reassure you if you seem a little quiet. Once the plane has reached the height that you will jump from the door will swing open. You will be hit by a wall of fresh air and thought of "what am I doing?" but still you follow the procedures as planned and you are thrown out of the plane.
Falling, you quickly gather speed up to 200km/h, you take in everything at once, sensory overload commences but you feel everything. If you jumped from 14,000 then you will free-fall for over a minute speeding towards planet Earth, suddenly nothing matters, nothing ever did but you are not scared, the feeling is indescribable, only experience able.
The parachute opens, you fall slowly, almost as if you are not falling at all, now you take in the world, it's amazing from here, you've never seen it like this. At this point some laugh, some cry, some remain speechless, the instructor reassures you again and makes the harness more comfortable for the glide back. You glide down softly to the music of the wind and the waves crashing on Coolum Beach.
The holiday makers look up to see you floating down caressing the sand as you land, it's the best way to make an entrance anywhere. Once landed the Ramblers team will unhook you and you can gather your thoughts looking out to sea or with the person you jumped with.
Soon after you will be taken back to Ramblers headquarters where again you will be treated with the same degree of respect and smiles as before. Here you may wait watching yourself on one of the television screens as you wait for your CD of pictures and DVD movie. When you leave, you will relive every moment again and again and you will understand why skydiving is number one on everyone's list.
Do something amazing, skydive with Skydive Ramblers.