Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Last Friday our eldest Fiji granddaughter, aged 10 years 4 months and 21 days, decided to vacate an aircraft that was in good condition and was running well! Quite a leap for a young lady, as 16,500 feet, or 5,025 metres is a long way up in anyone's language. In fact I'd go as far as to say it would be quite a leap for a refined and mature gentleman such as I. Kudos to Hayli for taking the plunge.



 "16,500 feet to the ground."

 Flying like a bird, er, rock, halfway to the top of the troposphere

 Double thumbs up!

 Boy, those clouds look solid!

 Nope, not solid!

 "My teacher will kill me."

I'm not pulling faces, it's the 200 kph wind!

 Boy, that's a relief. The parachute opened!

 Clear the deck! Here we come!


A brave girl has now decided on a career change when she grows up - to be a professional sky diver is now first choice.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful photos of our intrepid adventurer Hayli! She is quite a picture dropping out of azure skies in bright orange-red and white attire with nothing but odd facial contortions and billowing jumpsuit to attest to the rate of velocity with which she plummets. I would say the huge smile upon her face upon touchdown is a perfect summation of her experience. :)
    - PAL