If it's crap ... We'll tell you
A skydiving opportunity has recently entered my life (2 hours ago) and I'm mulling around the horror of tossing oneself out of an aircraft VS the regret of passing something like that up.
So I'm curious to see how the people here feel. Is this a 'heart attack in an arm chair because you considered it and the thought frightened you' or an 'If I die this way, it will be a memorable death and if I live I will cherish it forever' scenario?
I would say, do it.
Hmm...fall from thousands of feet in the air and potentially get yourself killed if one mistake is made, or remain on the ground safe from the fear of gravity turning your body into gelatin upon crash landing?
But one could say the same for just about anything. How many people die in skydiving accidents opposed to car wrecks or fires erotic choking accidents?
I dunno the numbers, but at least with cars you have seat belts and airbags. Fires have fire extinguishers and fire alarms. Erotic choking is just stupid.
If you're falling from the sky, and your parachute fails or breaks, you have a 0.1% chance of living. I don't like those odds.
..........I would not......
If I were you I would do it just to have the experience, and if you happen to die, which is very UNLIKELY your death would be instantaneous... but yeah do it.
Yes I would. I think it is really cool. Well it seems like it would be really cool. Cause once you get out of the plane, you have that experience...
It's like, I can imagine you would be all smiles, while enjoying the sights around you. So what type of opportunity is this? O.o
didn't know you cared so much....
this is a tender moment.
Judging by the statistics given by the United States Parachuting association (19 deaths in the US in 2012, with an estimated 3.1 million jumps that year), the probability of dying in a skydiving accident is 0.0006%. The probability of being killed by a lightning strike, mind you, is about 0.0007%.
I don't see why you shouldn't take the opportunity. Unless you have a penchant for experiencing obscenely unlikely events.
Wow...that poor man. I like that his final strike ended in a battle with a bear.