My 1000th skydive!

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!)

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8 Responses to My 1000th skydive!

  1. Hurry everyone, let’s make a representation of the U(1) group in the complex plane! Congratulations Greg on your 1,000!!

  2. Damon Diehl says:

    Congratulations, Greg!

    What’s the next obsession?

  3. Vipin says:

    that is just awesome.. I have never done skydiving before..:(

  4. John Gbur says:

    Belated congratulations on your 1000th skydive! Quite an accomplishment.

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