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It’s time to tackle one of the items on my bucket list. Rachelle and I now have a reservation to go skydiving — first time for both of us. 🙂
We opted to go with Skydive Las Vegas. We’re signed up for the 8am skydive on April 14.
We jump from about 2.5 miles above the ground. I believe we freefall for about a minute, then parachute for 5-7 minutes. It looks like we’ll have a nice view of Lake Mead as we jump out of the plane.
You’re welcome to join us if this sounds like something you’d like to try. I’ve heard from at least a few other people who are interested in joining. Let’s see how committed they are…
The cost is about $200 for one jump, with upsells for pics or a video.
The location is an airfield in Boulder City, which is about 20 minutes southeast of Vegas. The skydive place has a free shuttle service from the south end of the Vegas Strip if you’re visiting from out of town and need a ride.
We’re supposed to be there at 7:30am. Supposedly it takes about 4 hours for everything.
There’s no guarantee that we’ll be able to get onto the same plane if more people show up, but we can try to arrange that when we get there of course. They only take 7-8 jumpers per plane.
I’ve never jumped out of a plane before, so I’m curious to know what it’s like. People who’ve done it tell me it’s a lot of fun.
If you decide to join us, please drop me a message via my contact form to let me know, so we can look for you when we get there.
Update: We went skydiving! See the Skydiving Recap post for details and photos.