Flying … who hasn`t dreamt about how it must feel. Being free as a bird, your wings taking you to new places.
Us, travelers, get onboard an airplane all the time to discover the world. On my last flight in the Costa Brava I wasn`t planning on staying onboard though!
I got on a plane that would take me up to go skydiving. And not just over any random place, this was above the Costa Brava, where I would be enjoying a stunning view over both the mountain range, the Pyrenees and the coastline.
It wasn`t my first skydive encounter (that was about 10 years ago in my home country) and back then I already thought of it is a once in a life time experience.
The emotions that go through you in just those few minutes of being in the air are very diverse: excited, anxious, nervous, scared, exhilarated, breathless, happy, in total awe and thrilled!
Excited: when you`ve decided you`re going to jump.
Anxious & nervous: when it hits you, you`re ACTUALLY going to do this!
Scared: getting onboard that plane and knowing you`ll be leaving it by jumping in mid-air…
Exhilarated: man, you`re jumping out of a plane!!! How can you not be exhilarated?!
Breathless: and I mean this literally, you`re gasping for air because of the air pressure and wind blowing in your face 🙂
Happy: OMG! You`re flying!!
Total awe: what an amazing view from up here!
Thrilled: the moment you land, you did it! The adrenaline still rushing through you … can I go again?
If you`re in doubt whether you should go skydiving, then let me tell you, it IS a once in a lifetime experience and what better place to experience it then above the Costa Brava with a spectacular view!
* when in free fall, you can scream as much as you want, nobody can hear you
* onboard our plane was the Belgian skydiving team and they jump an average 12 – 16 times a day!