Saturday, March 04, 2006

Skydive!


Yes, it's me. Sitting in the wide-open door of a twin-engine plane at twelve thousand five hundred feet seconds away from plummeting toward earth at one hundred eighty miles an hour! What was I thinking?! Actually it was very cool! Skydiving was one of the highlights of my life. I did it back in 1989 and as far as I know, I am the first quadriplegic skydiver. We jumped out at California city which is in the middle of the Mojave Desert. I do have a video of it which I recently edited and soon will be putting up on my website jimtroesh.net.

I was completely fearless. I thought I would either live and have a terrific story, or die a terrific death. It never occurred to me that I might end up more injured. If I had thought of it I'm not sure if would have done it or not. Thank God I had the presence of mind to have it videotaped.

2 comments:

  1. Sterling Holobyte8:17 PM

    Well I am glad you have a terrific story to tell, Jim!
    I don't think I would do that, so you are braver than I am. I will keep my feet on the ground and let my mind do the extreme sports, thank you very much.

    On another note, I am sorry that we will not be seeing you on Boston Legal. I was looking forward to it.
    Take care.

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  2. I try skydive in France last summer and WahOOOO it’s very fun !

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