Experiencing the thrill and excitement of flying through the air is something that is relatively difficult to explain. It is the epitome of freedom; it is just you, your instructor or your friends in the air, you don't need to worry about any of life's problems or distresses. Imagine seeing beautiful sunrises, sunsets and views from 13,500 FT - it really is something amazing and time seems to slow down during those 60 seconds of freefall, so you enjoy every last second.
After 60 seconds, you pull your chute and then fly around the sky looking at how beautiful the sky is from up above, and see things from an angle you would never get a chance to see.
My project is to give others who wouldn't normally have a chance to experience something this wonderful, the opportunity to do a tandem skydive.
Skydiving is an expensive sport - we are often asked how expensive is it? Well, it will cost you all the money you have, and then some :-) But seriously, some people are not able to afford the cost of a tandem skydive, or they may have been hurt in accidents, be sick, or lost the use of limbs, but that really doesn't hinder them from jumping. There are some jumpers who jump in wheel chairs, and there are even some who have been able to jump without any limbs. See the story of Nick Vujicic http://www.beacononlinenews.com/news/daily/4844.
My idea is to give some of those less fortunate the chance to experience their dream to go skydiving.
Funded by Pittsburgh, PA (January 2013)