HOLD ON TO THE DREAM!
In the gym each morning (honestly) there are a wide variety of ‘inspirational’ signs, aimed at keeping your motivation going! I’m not sure that they feel particularly inspirational when you’re pounding on a treadmill or lifting weights. However, one of them bears the signage – ‘Never let the time it takes to do anything, stop you from reaching your goal’.
The strap line rings true particularly here at Netheravon, where learning to skydive can sometimes take a lot longer than you had hoped. Learning to parachute as anyone knows is a weather dependent sport and for those trying desperately to get their solo licence, there can be lots of waiting around the DZ, usually for a weather front to go through, the wind to drop or the cloud to just break so that the aircraft can get them up there for that longed for jump. Very frustrating as you might imagine, particularly with the well known British summer.
Of course it’s not just the weather that can put things on hold. Family life and work also tend to get in the way so that something we started in March is still not finished by June.
During a year we teach hundreds of men and women aged from age 16 onwards to skydive. Some are still completing their training, others are now enjoying their sport of choice and becoming even more proficient in their art. So that particular strap line is definitely an encouragement not to give up on a dream. No matter how long it seems to be taking, patience as they say is a virtue and that patience will eventually make a dream a reality! Hold onto that dream no matter what!
“I had a truly awesome experience yesterday, in every way. I was absolutely terrified but felt totally invincible afterwards and I even fell in love with your cameraman, Mike! Cam was lovely too and if I decide to do it again it would have to be with him. It was all very professional, from start to finish. They were a great bunch and I will recommend this to anyone and everyone. I jumped for the MS Trust and secured £723 in sponsorship so far with promises of more to come. It is great to feel alive again.”
“First ever tandem skydive for worthing churches homeless project today, loved it. Special thanks to my instructor Jay and the cameraman trevor who both made me laugh a lot and really relaxed me! definately want to jump again Thanks guys for a great day!”
"First charity tandem skydive done here last Saturday. Despite being extremely scared, the instructors made me feel completely at ease and in safe hands. Highly recommend anyone doing a jump, to do it here. Would definitely consider doing another skydive off the back of this experience despite my fear of heights and flying. Brilliant day and life experience. Thank you."
"First ever tandem skydive....amazing!!! Massive thank you to my instructor Gary u were fab!!!"
"Amazing Day, looked after from start to finish, great people, very friendly, relaxed atmosphere, Pete my tandem partner.. TOP BLOKE he was very professional and experienced. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anyone."
"Wow first ever tandem skydive today for oakhaven. Raised over £1000, so thank you all ... with my daughter Leah lopez, amazing surreal, nothing else like it. Thank you to Gary and Jay...... Leah now wants to do more and do a single jump!! Eeek!"