An excellent article from Charlotte Magazine about skydiver and champion, Cheryl Stearns‘ career and bicycle accident that temporarily got her grounded before the 20k-th jump. Streans currently holds the women’s world record for the most jumps in a single day: 352. That’s one jump every four minutes, on average. Damn!

Sadly, I am fuly aware of this. Ten years after I gave up paragliding because I thought it was too dangerous, I had my first serious bicycle accident from which I still haven’t fully recovered. My neck still squeaks in the morning. As we said back then, accidents always happen on the ground. Not in the sky. It’s always the ground that you’re hitting. Most aviation accidents involve proximity to the ground or water bodies.

Streans, do get well, and see you soon in the sky again.

2 Responses to “Skydiving”

  1. Cris Says:

    Credeam ca te-ai recuperat ok dupa accidentul cu bitza…

  2. ggl Says:

    Mda, doar că trebuie să port eșarfe și nu prea mai am voie cu snowboard-ul. Mi-a zis reumatolog-ul la care am fost la consultație să mă uit in buletin și s-o las mai moale cu sporturile extreme.

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