Activate Online’s Content Editor, Nina McFall shares her first time skydiving with Grahamstown’s own EP Skydiving. Video included. By Nina McFall and David Peek
I thought I had no preconceptions of what a skydiver should look like, but I was surprised when they looked more like men who could be selling you a car than people who flung themselves out of planes as a day job. They wore wedding rings instead of stubble and tattoos.
I was lucky enough to win a35-second tandem free fall from 10 000ft (3km)with EP Skydivers in a Grahamstown Now competition earlier this year. So, I resigned myself to an inevitable death and went to cash in my prize. Falling was the easy part. Waiting was the worst.