News last year that I had been commissioned to write a first person article about gliding made my friends fall about with laughter, as they all know about my fear of flying. What would they make of the call I received today from Devon Life magazine mentioning the word ‘skydiving’? I have to admit to a moment of general clamminess. My brain went into overdrive wondering if there was any way on earth that I could possibly throw myself out of a plane (without the aid of sedatives, see my recent Blog).
Luckily it transpired that having to experience the ‘thrill’ of skydiving was unlikely to be a requirement on this occasion. This particular article is likely to be about the charity work carried out by my local skydiving club, which is laudable. I know a little about this already as one of my neighbours has Multiple Sclerosis and did a sponsored tandem jump last year. She loved the experience, whereas I was more than happy simply to hand over sponsorship money whilst keeping my own feet firmly on the ground!
So watch this space for further news. If I’m offered the chance of a jump, I can tell you now I’m 99.9999999% sure I’ll turn it down….