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Business Happenings - August 2006

SkyDive Happenings:

73 Year Old Grandmother Makes Her 1st Jump!

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1-800-U GO Jump

Mary Potter, from Grand Junction, Colorado decided that she wanted to go skydiving last week. Mary’s granddaughter had jumped with us last year and when she returned home, she told her grandmother that she should to do it next year. So the family got together and brought Mary out to the Moab Airport last Thursday to make her very 1st skydive!

She was a very spunky and energetic grandmother! It was a pleasure to see her adventurous outlook on life. She was ready to go right from the start. We taught the tandem class and she got geared up and said, “see ya later” to her family who were watching her get in the plane. We flew her around the Moab airport for about 20 minutes until we reached our altitude of 10,000 ft. The door opened and she did not hesitate to get out of the plane.

Mary and her tandem partner jumped from the plane together and she had the perfect ‘arched’ body position. She was freefalling for over 35 seconds and then the parachute opened up and her first words were, “can I do that again when I get down?” The parachute ride lasted about six minutes so Mary got a good look at the beauty that Moab has to offer.

It was a perfect landing. Sliding to a complete stop, Mary thanked her instructor and said she would be back for the M.O.A.B. (Mother Of All Boogies) on Sept 28 - Oct 1st, 2006.

Bigger planes, More people, More Altitude!

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