An early wake up at 5:45AM on a brisk Saturday morning found a group of seven Lower Sixth Cranleigh students making their way towards Netheravon. This is the largest drop zone in Europe and is home of the Army Parachute Association. As we arrived, our instructor welcomed us as we proceeded to tackle a ten hour course, learning to deal with malfunctions, a variety of techniques and most importantly, how to land comfortably. I think I can speak for the majority of the group that during the day, nerves and tensions gradually rose until we reached the jump time. As we suited up, Major Money decided he fancied another jump, so (casually) hopped in the plane, leading us out when we reached 3500 meters altitude. I’m glad to say that all seven of us jumped and landed with huge smiles on our faces, close enough to the drop zone! And we also raised £1210 for Cranleigh and District Branch Royal British Legion.
Thanks very much to our instructor John and good luck to next years Lower Sixth. We are definitely going to jump again soon!
Written by Benji B.