Cheryl A on Trip Advisor
9 years ago
08/25/2012, 06:33 AM
SkyDive Moab ROCKS!
Skydive Moab was an incredible first experience for me, my 20-year old daughter and her boyfriend. We went for my 40-somethingth birthday! I wanted to be safe to be sure, but I wanted to have fun, feel good about the experience and not be self-conscious about my age, my fear (yeah, there was a little!) or the possibility of screaming expletives as I came out of the plane. I was thrilled that my experience was a positive one.
Keith ran the paperwork end of things and was really helpful from the beginning when we called for reservations, making sure we understood what to wear, what to expect and where to meet up. We got there bright and early and went through the paperwork process. We met all the team and I immediately felt comfortable. The “kids” (as most of them were to me!) were all great sports, teased and laughed with us (and probably a little at us!) and I felt comfortable almost immediately. Keith introduced me to Jimmy, my tandem buddy. I was really thinking I’d squish him, but he promised it wasn’t an issue and he was right.
Prior to hopping in the plane, they hooked me up w a jumpsuit since it was a little muddy from the day previous rain storm. Nothing like looking good! HA! Turns out it was a good thing since I got a little mud on my shoes, legs and bum. Keith reviewed the safety issues with me at least twice that I can remember and then…on board the plane we went.
I went up by myself and laughed with the pilot (sorry…forgot his name…it’s the cute young kid who had a killer sense of humor) and Jimmy for the entire flight. They pointed out some of my favorite Moab sites. We talked airplane chatter and then Jimmy went through the safety instructions again and had me repeat and show him I understood. That was so great. I know people worry about it being “dangerous” but I never felt that way even one time.
The actual jump itself…I cannot begin to find the appropriate word…INCREDIBLE, INCOMPARABLE and AWESOME are the first to come to mind. I will MOST DEFINITELY be back…hopefully with more of my kids and for sure with my friends. I would not hesitate to do this again…and again…and again! Thanks guys for a FABULOUS birthday! YOU’RE THE BEST!!!!