My Trip to New Zealand
Pete Grant
Dec 2007 to February 2008


I had not planned on this before my trip, but after seeing the photos in the Nzone shop, I decided to give sky diving a try while in Queenstown. I had in my younger (40-ish) days wanted to try parachute jumping and even signed up for an Army-sponsored parachuting class and jump, but the class was cancelled and they never offered another one. "What the heck", I thought. You only live once.

I opted for the mid-way package, jumping off at 12,000 feet. I also paid extra for having a photographer accompany the jump, but bought only the DVD package without still photos. The "photos" on this page are screen shots of the video; consequently, the quality leaves some to be desired. The video itself appears to be very good with reasonably sharp images.

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Getting ready by donning the jump suit Receiving instruction for the jump Boarding onto the plane
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On the plane, about halfway up A moment before jumping off And we are OFF!!
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We are now free-falling Still falling -- trying to control the descent The ground is far, far away
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We are landing Getting a congratulation from the photog
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