BRAVERY TAKES TO THE SKIES
Skydiving is a paradox – having done it before I can tell you that it gives an immense feeling of freedom and at the same time makes you feel like you are going to die! Like with any extreme sport, the first time is always the hardest, and as your nervous system becomes a bit more used to the rush of adrenaline, and the mind accepts that you won’t die, it slowly starts to become exciting!
It was through this feeling of excitement that Bravery found itself on planes heading for 12 000 feet above some beautiful scenery of both Florida and Dubai. At this height in the UAE, the desert blends in with the sea and they both shimmer like water, and the buildings gett smaller all the time. Then as the plane levels out at the right altitude, something happens that blows the mind and it’s why I recommend everyone jumps once in their life to experience it – they open the plane door! The next time you are flying with an airline and you have a window seat, and you are appreciating the scenery as you lean against the window and wall of the plane, just imagine it all suddenly disappears leaving you hanging over the edge – now that ladies and gentleman is a true Bravery moment.
The view from up there is amazing and it’s what makes Dubai an incredible place to skydive, not only the contrast of the desert and ocean but because the manmade structures are of such gigantic proportions they can only truly be appreciated from up high. The engineered islands known as the Palm are one of the most spectacular, the branch islands now spreading out below like their name suggests. The Bravery ambassadors take this all in one last time before launching themselves into open space taking the Bravery lion with them.
Those who don’t jump, will never fly.