A story about skydivers dropping into the South Cariboo Summer Festival
By Max Winkelman
Jennifer Barrett was the first of many to jump out of an airplane on Saturday, Aug. 11 as part of the South Cariboo Summer Festival (see page B6).
“Amazing. Exhilarating. No need for coffee this morning,” she says with a laugh. It was the third time she’d done so.
“The first time it was very scary. The second time not at all. The third time not at all, just more exciting.”
While it was very smoky, unlike her previous jumps, she said that it was exciting because they got dropped above the smoke.
“You’re in the blue sky. It’s absolutely beautiful up there.”
She said it was the smallest plane she’d ever been in and they sat on the floor before jumping. The lack of seats meant jumpers couldn’t change their mind at the last minute either as they wouldn’t be allowed to land without everyone in a seat.
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