Dreams are for the Making!
Today was a momentous day for ex-Army Major Tim Peake as he became the first Britain to blast off into space on the way to the International Space Station. As we watched the spacecraft take off from Kazakhstan, amongst all the other emotions he must surely have felt that all his dreams were coming true!
Not all of us over the course of a lifetime think about jumping out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft; but for those that do, the anticipation and exhilaration they get from that first skydive is quite awe inspiring. Whilst we don’t fly quite as high at Tim will be going, we do aspire to help make dreams come true here at Skydive Netheravon.
Those that come to skydive with us come for many reasons; it may be a charity jump, a birthday treat, we’ve even had a plethora of marriage proposals, or it could be just because you feel you need to do something different to everyone else.
So watching Tim reach for the sky – or in his case the International Space Station – means that we can all achieve that something special if we want to. Our very talented military instructors here on the base are proud of making each jump they do, special for someone. You need only see those ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots of our skydivers to know that the sense of achievement they get is second to none. There are always lots of happy and exhilarated faces here at Netheravon, no matter what the weather.
So the lesson is, don’t give up your dream, no matter how small. With a little help everyone can achieve the ultimate experience and we’re here to help!
“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!"