Every year the Maltose Falcons throw
a beach/water camp out and party, the mythical Sunfest.
After much hemming and hawing, I managed to recruit 2 of my friends, Steve Cook and Dan Cunningham, into forming the Maltose Falcons' First Sky Brigade.
Early morning (7:30am) we rose and drove the hour north of our campsite at Los Padres to the little Lompoc Airport to jump with
Skydive Santa Barabara. After reading and signing the scariest set of legal documents I've ever seen and watching a odd bearded man explain the principle of tandem jumping, we waited for the coastal cover to clear.
When it was time for the plane ride, I was strapped into a harness, interviewed by my camera man and lead out to a much smaller Cessna than anticipated.
The ride up to 13,000 feet was relatively short and I spent the whole time thinking, "Well, you're stupid and you're here, time to go."The Video
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