David Jacobsen recently completed a tandem skydive to raise money for the children’s charity Action for Children.
Having spent time over the summer raising sponsorship David was suddenly faced with the exciting prospect of completing his jump. On a warm June day David went to Hinton Airfield in Northamptonshire to begin preparing.
After prefight training for instructor Geoff Wood, David was given his windproof suit and headed for the plane. On the day there were 8 others on the flight to make their jumps. After 15 minutes the plane reached its jump altitude of 13,000 feet.
From high above the clouds David and Geoff made their jump along with a specialist cameraman who was there record the jump. Once they had fallen to a height of 5,000 feet Geoff opened the main parachute and they headed for the airfield.
David and Geoff made a successful landing and David came away from the experience keen to recommend it.