Submitted by bar09230 on Wed Oct 10 2012
I’ve been a skydiver for the past several years, but this
year, I made the big jump. Let me tell you the story.
The idea came one winter night, and grew over the
summer months with practice jumps. The week I decided
to start my project, I didn’t sleep. I hoped desperately to
succeed in my attempt. I had a few skydiver accomplices,
but without more, I really wanted to achieve my goal.
Finally the day is here, Aug 12th, 2011... At 13,000 feet, the
door is open, latched to the wing. I awaited the tandem who
exited, followed by a cameraman, 55 seconds, that’s all I
had. READY... SET... GO... At more than 200km/h, I joined
the tandem, I held my open right hand out in front of my
girlfriend’s face and she was surprised to see the words
‘MARRY ME’... I had her reply in midair at 9,000 feet.
After the deployment of the tandem canopy, she could read the
giant 220 square foot banner, “BRIGITTE, WILL YOU MARRY ME?”
After a soft landing, champagne awaited us on the ground.
A big Thank You to Skydive Adrenaline for this memorable jump,
as well as my friends Benoit Marin-Cudraz, the tandem master,
and Philippe Boisjoly immortalized the moment as cameraman.
Our wedding date is now set for September 1st , 2012.
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