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Heloise Jumps with the Golden Knights

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Here I am all "suited up" and ready to go as we waited in the ready room! All of these straps and hooks are what attached me to my parachuter. He has the parachute, not me! We had a detailed safety briefing and were reminded to "arch your back" when going out of the airplane, and have a good time! 

 

 
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Heloise and LTC. Anthony Dill, Commander of the US Army Golden Knight Parachute Team. Here I am with Tony, pre-jump. He is the Commander of the Golden Knights and helped coordinated my jump. He told me I was going to have fun..and I did! When Tony, the team leader say's it's a go or no go, that's the final word! Tony said, it's a go!

 

 
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Heloise and Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott just before getting on the plane. Notice my army green knitted scarf? No, I did not wear it in the air, but gave it to Mike after we were safely on the ground.

 

 
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Hey, a Texas gal has to look good no matter what! There were no pockets in the jump suit, so I stashed my tiny ( about he size of a quarter) compact and small lip pencil in..well just say where Southern ladies use to put a handkerchief. A few minutes before we jumped, I did a last lipstick check!

 

 
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Inside the airplane just before jump. Commander Tony Dill in dark, full face helmet. Notice all of us in jump suits and ready to go. The inside of the airplane was a little chilly and noisy, but I could hear every encouraging word from Mike my parachuter. "Remember to arch you back, take a deep breath, breath, smile and have fun!"

 

 
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Free falling at over 160 miles per hour! Commander Dill on the left, getting ready to attach to my arm. Me safely attached to Mike. Notice the videograper/photographer on the right. He has a still camera and video camera attached to his helmet and he is screaming through the air on his back It must weigh over 10 pounds! Look at beautiful San Antonio below.

 

 

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Here I am trying to be calm and flash a peace sign! Notice the photographer/videographer over our shoulders! He has two camera's attached to his helmet! There is another one floating (or flying!) on his back taking this photo. Oh, just another fun day NOT in the office!

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A stand up landing! It was such fun and the whole team made the entire experience unbelievably fun, yet safe. These folks take their jobs very serious, as they should, yet make it enjoyable and exciting for us plain (no plane!) folks.

 

 
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Here I am with Mike, my parachuter, after a safe stand up landing. Look at all the gear! The Heloise hint to keep the jump suits looking good? No bad landings, the only body parts that should touch terra firma? Feet!!

 

 


   


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