so i get very bored especially when im off work and have always wanted to do something exciting after watching loads of base jumps and skydive and summits on crazy mountains i found a very very small dropzone nearby. the owner operator has around 16,000 jumps and has been skydiving and teaching for 37 years hes been through several classes with uspa on safety and rigging and others im sure. so i set up a tandem last week and went. i was absolutely terrified when the door opened and we jumped.. pure fear.. i was scheduled to go in aff but i decided to try one more tandem even though i was scared shitless which went a lot smoother but still scared. my aff level one is next tuesday and of course im still nervous. has anyone been like this before? does it go away? one one side i dont want to do it because i know now the risks are REAL and you Can die but on the other side i dont want to back out cause im scared. everyone seems to love it so much. does anyone have some advice or personal opinions, it would help a lot and how often do malfunctions happen when good packing procedures are taken. thanks!