They grow up so fast

10-way formation for Alexis’ 100th

I’ve been a tandem skydiving instructor for about a year and a half now. This past weekend, one of my former tandem students, Alexis, did her 100th jump. When I took her on her tandem jump early last year, she seemed eager to learn so I taught her a bit more than the usual “arch, legs back, I’ll take care of the rest.” Together we did turns, forward motion, pulled the ripcord, and went over some canopy flight basics. Apparently those little bits of knowledge were enough to give her the skydiving bug, now here we are a year later jumping together and having a blast. She’s my first student to follow through with the sport after getting that first taste of adrenaline, and I’m very proud of the progress she’s made over the past year. Congratulations, Alexis!

The gang (from L-R: Dave, Bruce, Ahmed, Mike, Me, Dana, Larry, Chrissy, Alexis)

Photos: Lance Lippencott
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One Response

  1. thats awesome, i cant wait for that to happen to me… I just happen to get my SIM and IRM in the mail yesterday… gotta start studying… I’m planning on taking the coach course this winter =) =)

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