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Jonny’s Charity Skydive

Posted in Family, Sport by Dennis Wright on May 22, 2009

On 1 May, Jonny and some friends from law college made parachute jumps for Cancer Research, at the Parachute Centre, Tilstock Airfield near Whitchurch, Shropshire. Naomi went to witness the event and take some pictures.

I’m sure the cap was necessary but can’t quite see Biggles wearing it.

Not a trace of fear from Jack and Jonny.

The Parachute Centre use an Australian-built Gippsland GA8 Airvan.

There was another skydiver on the plane, unconnected with Jonny and his friends, an experienced solo skydiver who jumped out at 5,000 ft. He did some stunts including this upside-down maneouvre.

Jack and Jonny each made a tandem skydive, from 10,000 ft, with an instructor holding onto them the whole way down. Jonny was the first out.

Tandem jumps in tandem. Jack on the left, Jonny on the right.

This is a close-up of the picture above.

Jacks lands.

Followed by the plane.

The full set of pictures is available here.


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