Scary Life Moments – touching the boundaries of fear.
A blast from the past. The scariest thing I have ever done! a parachute jump. This was for raising funds for the charity Mencap, well that was my excuse to experience the boundaries of fear!
On a very calm day in August 1990 at Langar Airfield, Nottinghamshire, my excitement and bravado came to a sudden halt when realising as the plane ascended, that there was only one way down! yeps 2,000 feet… and if the chute did not open it was just 12 seconds before hitting the ground – quite a sobering thought! Some say your whole life flashes before you in that moment… there was no time for that even. The instructors report on my jump remarked ‘Head down, legs kicking’