Day two of the wild series starts out on solid ground, but quickly takes me 15,000 feet into the sky, for one of the craziest things I have ever done in my life.
I'm not sure what prompted man to think that jumping out of an airplane would be a good idea; but when man began to fly planes, it's likely man began to contemplate that jumping out of that flying plane would be a good idea.
"It's just, you're doing something you're not supposed to do. There's always that element of 'what if'?" David Clark of Skydive Atlanta explains.
The guys and gals who work at Skydive Atlanta, typically jump out of a plane several times a day.
Clark says every jump is different, and every jump is exciting.
"Up there, gravity is no different than it is down here. It's kind of hard to describe...it's exhilarating," Clark says.
So to help put into words the feeling of falling 15,000 feet through the skies, I suited up and left earth for the ride of a lifetime.
It takes seven minutes to climb to our jumping point. With nearly 3 miles of air between me and perfectly solid ground, standing in a doorway of the plane getting ready to jump, suddenly seems like it might not be a good idea...
But I'm committed to bring you the story, so with Clark and I strapped together for my first tandem jump, I take my leap of faith. And screamed like a little school girl, until I couldn't scream any more.
But what a rush.
The free fall lasts about one minute before Clark pulls open the parachute. Once we're floating, it's time to relax and take in the scenery.
The float takes about 10 minutes, and it's actually quite peaceful. It's quiet, calm... and awkward being strapped to another man when you're 10,000 feet above the earth.
But it is unlike any other feeling I've ever experienced in my life. If you've never felt the rush of jumping out of an airplane, it is my suggestion you get out and take the plunge.
Once you do, you've earned the bragging right to say you've taken off in more planes than you've landed.