Created 23rd March, 2006 15:08 (UTC), last edited 24th March, 2006 05:06 (UTC)

The first time I got to see anybody do this properly was on Bernie's 40th.

It's a very graceful sport, but looks more than a little nerve-wracking. In the air they can get pretty close and I know from friends who parachuting that this can cause all sorts of problems. Towards the end of the day we did see a collision. Thankfully they both managed to get their emergency parachutes open in time.

All the kit comes in a rucksack so we'd see people stroll up looking like they were going to set down for a picnic too and then twenty minutes later they'd be taking off.

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