A Successful Jump

2013-12-09 09:17:19.2

Eddie successfully (if that is the right word to use) completed his charity skydive at the weekend to raise money for Polio Eradication run by the Rotary Club of Thorpe Bay.

Eddie did a free-falljump, along with Stefan Cybichowski and Leslie Tompsett, from 13,500ft. When asked about it, Eddie's replied "It was good. A pretty surreal feeling falling from that height at 125 mph and then being pulled back by the chute opening and just hanging at 5000ft. The view is pretty amazing!"

When asked if he was at all scared, Eddie said "To be honest, no. I thought I would be a little apprehensive about initially jumping but to my surprise I didn't feel anything at all. I didn't get anywhere near the sort of impression of speed that I was expecting and it was all over quite quickly. Stefan said exactly the same thing so it was good to know that I am not just abnormal! Don't get me wrong, though, I would do it again any time."

Eddie managed to keep on his feet on the landing, something that few others managed to do. "Everyone else I saw come down eith landed on their backside or fell A over T, so I was quite impressed that I managed to keep upright."

In all, the Rotary Club raised over £10,000 for charity.