Well, I finally did it — I made my 1000th skydive! On the 18th of December, 2011, my friends came out to join me in celebrating this milestone. The video is posted below.
We had done a practice jump (number 999) earlier, which didn’t go so great, so we opted to make number 1000 a relatively simple jump. The goal was simply to get all nine of us together in a “round” formation, then to have me go in the middle and spin around, and finally have me return to the “round” before break-off.
Remarkably, we pulled it off! I say “remarkably” because every previous “100 jump milestone” of mine has been a disaster, at least in terms of accomplishing the formation goals we set.
The video was done by my friend Terry Hopkins, and the others on the skydive were a combination of my regular jump friends and some new friends!
(Incidentally, if 1000 skydives seems like a lot, I should point out that there are people out there who have made 40,000 skydives!)
Hurry everyone, let’s make a representation of the U(1) group in the complex plane! Congratulations Greg on your 1,000!!
Thank you much!
What’s the next obsession?
Thanks! Next obsession will probably be writing another book of one sort or another (oh, and getting to 2k skydives.)
that is just awesome.. I have never done skydiving before..:(
If you’re interested, you should definitely try it! One of the best decisions of my life.
Belated congratulations on your 1000th skydive! Quite an accomplishment.