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31. New Zealand... Taupo Part II

Living The Dream

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I am wetting my pants with happiness!
Things don't get much better than they are at the moment! Seriously!

I have realised another dream... and this one is bloody exciting!

Brace yourselves... 'cause I doubt you know what is coming!!!

Here is me working towards my dream...



Enjoying myself with my awesome AFF master Ian... and legendary skydiver JK:


I really wanted to post my qualifying solo jump up here... but my technical ability has let me down! (If you know how to convert DVD into a web format - or how to take stills from the DVD, let me know!)

I have managed to do 14 jumps in the last week... and loved every single one!
I am now qualified to skydive alone... the last 5 jumps have been Solo!!!

I will be hanging around in Taupo until I get to 25 jumps... then I will be given an 'A' licence, and will be able to jump from anywhere in the world!

So... Australia... Asia... China... look out!!!
P.s. Bank Manager... brace yourself... it ain't good!!! :0)


Bus Ride to Taupo... $52 NZ
Accomodation in Taupo... $26NZ per night
Jumping... Bloody Pricey
Solo Controlled Freefalling over a beautiful lake and Mountain... turning... doing flips... Priceless

Seeing my folks face when they find out about this... would also be priceless. (They have no idea about it... so I thought I would deliver them the news by DVD!!! Mum and Dad... let us all know your reaction!!!!)

Skydiver Bees-Out!!!

p.s. Here is someone taking the sport to the extreme... not sure I'd have the nuts for this!!!

Posted by ArkAtEE 18:23 Archived in New Zealand Tagged events

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