Wednesday, September 22, 2010

On Saturday 11th September Joe Arkley and Dave Coulson raised over £1200 for the National Deaf Children's Society by sky diving from 12,000 feet.

The jump included climbing to just over 12,000 feet in a light aircraft, 45 seconds of free fall at 120 mph (straight down) and then deploying the main canopy at 5,000 feet. There is a massive deceleration as the sky diver slows from 120 mph to just 20 mph in a matter of micro seconds as the chute opens, leaving a gentle 20 mph decent down to the Oxfordshire countryside.