Tomorrow, several members of the IA team will travel to Portland, Tennessee, and begin making final preparations for Monday’s special Eclipse HAHO Jumps. If all goes as planned, a lucky group of international adventurers will be in the air during Monday’s total and partial eclipse, literally enjoying a bird’s eye view of the darkened sky. The thrill-seekers are set to make extreme high-altitude, military-style “HAHO” jumps, allowing them to remain airborne 20 minutes or more.
I had the option of going along for the adventure, but agreed to stay behind and oversee our Sarasota office. Instead, I’ll be heading to DeLand, Florida in October to oversee our next special skydiving event….a high-altitude jump over Florida, with Skydive Everest’s Tom Noonan.
For more information about the skydiving adventures I sell and help to develop, visit www.skydivehigh.com.
I am a wealth of adventure-related info. Over 20 years in the adventure business will fill your head with all sorts of things. I know the best way to attach mesh to the frame of a shark cage is with plastic zip ties, but also that the zip ties must be clipped tight and sanded, to make sure fingers aren’t pierced by shark divers, grasping onto shark cage bars. I know the MiG-29 can climb to 20 km high, but that the typical altitude reached is 17 km in summer months and 18 km in winter months. I know you’re much less likely to become airsick or seasick if you have a little food in your stomach, so one of the biggest mistake MiG flyers make is not eating anything prior to flying. I know it’s best for HALO jumpers to be clean-shaven, so the required oxygen mask fits better and that great hammerhead season in Bimini is December through April.
If you’re considering a life-changing adventure and have a question, don’t hesitate to ask me. I just might know the answer, and if not, there’s a good chance I’ll know someone who does.