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.