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"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned
skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."

-Leonardo da Vinci

"Sometimes you have to go up so high to realize just how small you really are."
-Felix Baumgartner (October 14, 2012)


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Soaring 30,000 feet above Whiteville, Tennessee, on April 29, 2013. About to arrive in Memphis, Tennessee, two days before my H.A.L.O. jump...on April 27, 2013. Posing in the jumpsuit that I will wear for the H.A.L.O. jump, on April 28, 2013. Posing with all of the gear that I will wear for the H.A.L.O. jump, on April 29, 2013.

All of the gear that I will wear for the H.A.L.O. jump, on April 29, 2013. Getting prepped for the H.A.L.O. jump, on April 29, 2013. Testing the communication system on my H.A.L.O. jumpsuit, on April 29, 2013. Testing the GoPro camera attached to my left glove, on April 29, 2013.

Attaching the final pieces of equipment to my H.A.L.O. jumpsuit, on April 29, 2013. Attaching the final pieces of equipment to my H.A.L.O. jumpsuit, on April 29, 2013. The Super King Air that will be used on my H.A.L.O. tandem skydive, on April 29, 2013. Posing for pictures before boarding the Super King Air for my H.A.L.O. tandem skydive, on April 29, 2013.

Posing for pictures before boarding the Super King Air for my H.A.L.O. tandem skydive, on April 29, 2013. Posing for pictures before boarding the Super King Air for my H.A.L.O. tandem skydive, on April 29, 2013. Getting seated as the Super King Air gets ready to take off for my H.A.L.O. tandem skydive, on April 29, 2013. Getting seated as the Super King Air gets ready to take off for my H.A.L.O. tandem skydive, on April 29, 2013.

Putting my oxygen mask on as the Super King Air approaches jumping altitude, on April 29, 2013. Putting my oxygen mask on as the Super King Air approaches jumping altitude, on April 29, 2013. Waiting for the Super King Air to reach 30,000 feet, on April 29, 2013. Waiting for the Super King Air to reach 30,000 feet, on April 29, 2013.

Waiting for the Super King Air to reach 30,000 feet, on April 29, 2013. Waiting for the Super King Air to reach 30,000 feet, on April 29, 2013. Lowering and securing my visor before leaping out of the Super King Air, on April 29, 2013. My visor is secured prior to leaping out of the Super King Air, on April 29, 2013.

My visor is secured prior to leaping out of the Super King Air, on April 29, 2013. Moments after leaping out of the Super King Air, on April 29, 2013. Moments after leaping out of the Super King Air, on April 29, 2013. My free fall as seen from the GoPro camera attached to my right glove, on April 29, 2013.

Falling away from the Super King Air at more than 200 MPH, on April 29, 2013. Falling away from the Super King Air at more than 200 MPH, on April 29, 2013. Falling away from the Super King Air at more than 200 MPH, on April 29, 2013. Falling away from the Super King Air at more than 200 MPH, on April 29, 2013.

The free fall as seen from a GoPro camera attached to my right glove, on April 29, 2013. The free fall as seen from the GoPro camera attached to my right glove, on April 29, 2013. The free fall as seen from a GoPro camera attached to my left glove, on April 29, 2013. The free fall as seen from the GoPro camera attached to my left glove, on April 29, 2013.

The free fall as seen from the GoPro camera attached to my left glove, on April 29, 2013. Raising a thumb moments after the parachute opens 5,000 feet above the ground, on April 29, 2013. Staring at my left GoPro camera as we slowly descend towards the drop zone, on April 29, 2013. Our descent towards the drop zone as seen from my left GoPro camera, on April 29, 2013.

The Tennessee countryside as seen by my left GoPro camera, on April 29, 2013. Still airborne while the Super King Air comes to a stop on the runway down below, on April 29, 2013. Still airborne while the Super King Air comes to a stop on the runway down below, on April 29, 2013. Coming in for a landing at the West Tennessee Skydiving drop zone, on April 29, 2013.

Coming in for a landing at the West Tennessee Skydiving drop zone, on April 29, 2013. Touchdown at the West Tennessee Skydiving drop zone, on April 29, 2013! Touchdown at the West Tennessee Skydiving drop zone, on April 29, 2013! Beaming after my H.A.L.O. tandem skydive comes to a safe and successful end, on April 29, 2013.

Beaming after my H.A.L.O. tandem skydive comes to a safe and successful end, on April 29, 2013. Feeling triumphant after removing my flight helmet following the H.A.L.O. tandem skydive, on April 29, 2013. The Super King Air gets ready to go back to work after my H.A.L.O. tandem skydive, on April 29, 2013. The Super King Air gets ready to go back to work after my H.A.L.O. tandem skydive, on April 29, 2013.

After my H.A.L.O. jump, German skydivers touch down at the West Tennessee Skydiving drop zone, on April 29, 2013. Back in Los Angeles two days after my H.A.L.O. jump, on May 1, 2013. My H.A.L.O. tandem skydive is marked as successful on the HALOJumper.com calendar. My H.A.L.O. jump was mentioned in BEACH REVIEW, the alumni magazine of Cal State Long Beach, my college alma mater.


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October 2014 Lake Elsinore Tandem Skydive section





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