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Old 21-07-2013, 07:41   #1 (permalink)
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For the first 10 years of his life my son as good as grew up on drop zones all over UK and Europe. He's always wanted to skydive for as long as he can remember. For 2 years he has saved every envelope of Christmas and birthday money and banked all his wages from a part time job at Cotswold Outdoor. His goal to raise 2500 to do an AFF Course (Accelerated Freefall)

Training now done, as soon as the cloud lifts this morning he will ascend to 13500ft in one of the fastest jump ships around (ironically called a Cessna CARAVAN and along side two experienced skydivers he'll jump.

I don't know what I'm scared about, I know he'll be safe. The sport's not for everyone but I know he'll love it. So why when laid in bed this morning, thinking about my son waking up in his tent at Langer airfield, on the morning of his first jump, do I feel so strange. I'm suffering with terrible nerve's, jealousy, excitement and pride all rolled into one, it's really weird. I should be there, but I'm sure he's glad I'm not, boys need to escape from their dads at sometime. He's going to have a great day - Blue Skies James have a good one
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Old 21-07-2013, 07:52   #2 (permalink)
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Old 21-07-2013, 07:55   #3 (permalink)
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Jim, very sentimental......Speaking as a parent are you sure you won't regret not being there?
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Old 21-07-2013, 07:58   #4 (permalink)
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All the very best to young James, from Rita and I please Jim.

He's got some balls, eh?

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Old 21-07-2013, 07:58   #5 (permalink)
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I'm sure James will enjoy every moment. Sometimes Jim, being a parent is the most difficult but the most rewarding job in the whole world.
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Old 21-07-2013, 07:59   #6 (permalink)
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He will be fine...... and will look forward to the next and the next...

I think it`s a bit of jealousy on dad`s part... your not to old to have a go Jim...
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Old 21-07-2013, 08:00   #7 (permalink)
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Yes you have to let them go eventually but that's a hell of a way to do it. My son was due to do a tandem jump last month but it was weathered off so still to come, but he is 40!

Good luck, hope it all goes well.
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Old 21-07-2013, 08:09   #8 (permalink)
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he will be fine and u will be proud i can se u now with a massive grin on ya face
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