My First Skydiving Experience: Flying Above Beautiful Italy!

After my bungee jumping experience in Macau, in  2014, I have been thinking for a while to try skydiving as well. For a couple of years it didn’t happen, so last Christmas I decided to buy a skydive-ticket as a present to my mother! In that way, we had to do it – sooner or later!

When my mum first saw my gift, she was shocked and she asked me if I had lost my mind. It took us 9 months to eventually book the date! Well, I am always traveling so it is difficult to plan something with me, but at the same time this has also been a good excuse to postpone our activity! 🙂

Finally, a few weeks ago we decided to go and try this crazy experience! We both agree today that doing it together has been absolutely the best idea ever! I have a fabulous relationship with my mother, she is always up for some activities, and she is also extremely fit and sporty, cheerful and funny! The perfect brave partner for this kind of things!!!

When we arrived at Skydivegarz, the skydive drop zone in Garzigliana, in Italy, we had to wait for 3 hours before the jump, as the weather was not good enough to fly that morning. The waiting time though has been extremely useful to get over the tension because we had the chance to talk, laugh and listen to people stories which helped us to feel comfortable.

After a few hours, we finally got informed that the weather was good to fly above the clouds! We run to the small plane and I was the last one to get in – meaning the first who would have jumped off the window! The tension was back in the air… literally! 🙂

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My mum, other skydivers and myself on the plane! (gopro pic)

We flew up to 4,000 meters (13,123 feet!) and then we were ready to jump off. I was the first to skydive with my instructor and when they opened the window and I felt the cold air on my face, seeing nothing below me but clouds, I think my heart stopped!

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Myself about to jump off the plane! (canon pic)
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Myself after 1 second jumping off the plane! (gopro pic)

And the level of adrenaline was just about to get higher…

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Upside down! For real!
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My favorite picture of my skydiving experience!
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Italian fields from above!

And BIG UP for my mum who was so brave to skydive with me! So glad she had so much fun!!!

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My mum having so much fun!

The first 50 seconds in free fall were really intense and I felt my face and my hands about to get frozen! The next minutes fluctuating in the air above the beautiful Italian landscapes have been a truly pleasure! I loved gently flying like a bird, more than the 50 secs adrenaline rush! 🙂

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Myself right after my skydiving experience!

And of course a sweet hug with my mother when she landed a minute after myself!

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Hugging my mother after our skydiving experience!

It has been truly an unforgettable experience, and I am beyond grateful for having done it with my mum!

Will you do it as well? I’d highly recommend it! So-much-fun!

And you… Are you lusting for the sublime?

Always,

Carlotta

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