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    I have always lived my life to the point where I could never be described with the words ‘midlife crisis’. I drove my first car at the age of two, trapezed at the age of seven, zip-lined at nine, and now at 18, I can say I’ve skydived. As cliché as it sounds, making the most out of life is ask I’ve really asked myself to do. Senior year was coming into a close, and me, being myself could not possibly let senior year pass me by as a simple toss of an overpriced cap and a few soppy hugs. At the time skydiving was at the top of my bucket list. With no second thought, I asked my close friend Patti to join me. After proposing the idea to her in person, we went out and bought our tickets. I’d like to say we spent time planning, preparing or let alone researching for this event. However, that was far from the case. $200 later, April 16, 2016 was date written down in both our calendars. As time grew closer and closer to our drop date, the more surreal it felt. Before we could even comprehend it, the day had come around. It was a brisk afternoon, and all that lied ahead of us were memories and stories to tell. We had chosen a facility by the name of Chicagoland Skydiving Center, quite the mouthful in my opinion. Located roughly an hour away in Rochelle, Illinois we started out journey bright and early. The drive there was something similar to a teenage music video, just two girls on the highway blasting music and roughly trying to sing along. I only remember feeling elated and…

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    Into The Wild Themes

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    Many people are drawn to the thrill seeking risk of skydiving, and some people become overconfident in their next jump and forget to pull their parachute (as seen in Star Trek The Future Begins). In Into the Wild, Krakauer displayed many themes. The importance of risk taking, one of the main themes, is constantly brought up throughout the book. Through into the wild, krakauer demonstrates the importance of slight risk taking to develop confidence and happiness, while being wary of taking…

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    Skydiving Research Paper

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    Skydiving is a group organized and professionally guided sporting activity that involves individuals jumping from an aircraft, at a high altitude with parachutes and performing several acrobatic maneuvers during free fall before safely landing on the ground with the help of the parachutes. The free fall flights, which give people rests and restores them from work as a kind of recreation, stimulate people’s passion of lives and become parts of their wonderful memories. Jumping out of the airplane…

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    Birthdays are always special. Whether celebrated or not, one’s birthday will forever be a reminder of life and growth. I always like to celebrate my special day with friends and family. Cliché, I know. Which is why for my 18th birthday I decided to get risky. Thrill rides and adventures have always fed my soul, but going to an amusement park seemed overplayed. I wanted to do something new and exciting. Skydiving seemed like the perfect avenue for what my inner thrill-junkie craved. It was…

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    If I could choose any career that I wanted to be when I grow up I would like to be a trashman. I would also like to be a stunt plane driver. One more thing I would like to do is be a professional wingsuit flyer. It would be a lot of fun to do these things. I think it would be a lot of fun to be a trashman. I have always to ride around holding on to the back of a truck. It would be fun to go around saying,” skrrrrrrrt skrrrrt” to everyone that I pass. I would always be outside being active and…

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    Skydiving: Diving into Math You are falling fast. You can see the ground, but how do you know when to open the parachute? Do you have the right parachute? There are many situations in skydiving where you could risk death, but there is a way to have a carefree, safe trip down; use math. There are many uses for math in skydiving such as formulas, measurements, shapes, and rates. If you use all of these math concepts correctly, you should have a great time skydiving. In skydiving there are few…

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    D.B. Cooper: The Unsolved Hijacking “Miss. You’d better look at that note. I have a bomb,”. This quote from Cooper is what began the infamous hijacking in 1971 (Gray). There is still plenty of debate about whether or not he survived the jump that enabled him to get away on that night. This debate stems from the plethora of facts that can back up either side of the story. Who knows how it has been over forty years with the case still open and still unsolved. Although it may never be proven…

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    Want a way to truly remember your Hawaiian vacation? Tandem skydiving with Pacific Skydiving Center is the perfect way to experience the awesome feeling of flight and view Waialua from a once-in-a-lifetime angle. First time skydiving is a thrilling experience but understandably beginners can get a little nervous. Here are a few questions skydivers making the jump for the first time tend to have for the instructors at Pacific Skydiving Center about tandem skydiving: What Is Tandem Skydiving?:…

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    Retro Wings provides a freight loaded with funny aviators, insane airplanes, as well as remarkably difficult globes to finish. End up being a take on aviator on a retro objective to handle your airplane throughout of each level by enduring a relatively countless quantity of difficult challenges in a collection of unsafe globes. Get to greater to the skies, and also flaunt your abilities by doing insane loopholes as well as do impressive stunts with lots of various airplanes and also characters.…

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    Reflective Essay This past summer -- 2016 – was beautiful, amazing, fantastic, and I completely loved every second of it. I say this because I did a lot of things in this long vacation like, buy shoes and wallets. Speaking of shoes, I wore yellow Adidas originals when I rode the airplane to do a parachuting activity. Meaning I jumped off a plane, which was really scary. We didn’t even plan to go parachuting, it just happened so suddenly. I hadn’t wanted to go, but I am glad that I did it…

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