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Free Falling in Uluru, Australia

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

A big item on the bucket list was to see Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory of Australia. Little did I know that I would be able to cross off another bucket list item on the same trip - a 30 second sky dive free fall. The jump started at 12,000 feet (>3,600 metres) where the air was downright chilly but the views were magnificent. There I was, out of the plane with a large Aussie ‘skydiving expert’ bloke securely attached to my back. That was pretty thrilling all by itself; it was even more so since we were more than 3.6 kilometres above the ground. There was a feeling of freedom plummeting to earth for 30 seconds at speeds that reached upward of 200 km/hr. I also discovered that I have looser skin on my face than I thought. Parachute deployed, we rode the air for 4 minutes before landing on our butts in the glorious red dirt of the Outback! An adventure not to be missed for any adrenaline junkie.

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