I finally took the leap (literally) and completed a special item on my bucket list - skydiving. My tandem instructor HazzMatt had over 8500 jumps to his credit. Apparently, having a competent tandem instructor was less important than finding a fantastic photographer to make my keepsake video. Ori succeeded in making a great video and taking lots of pictures. Aunt Gloria provided moral support.
We exited the plane at 14,000 feet and fell at 120 mph for about a minute before opening the chute at 6,000 feet. It took about 5 more minutes of floating (I loved this part) before landing softly.
Ori the Photographer