Same for me when I did my first static jump from 5000 feet. I jumped as a gift for myself on my 18th. We had to train midweek before the Saturday jump and we then trained on the day again. We used the big arrow on the ground too and it was pretty easy to control everything. My first jump though I landed fine but I started to get dragged by the chute and was trying to remember what they taught, so it took me a couple of seconds to remember. So I wouldn't want a mid air drama first time from 3000 feet. Poor girl mustve freaked.
I started with about 8 static jumps from 5000 feet and on the last one I jumped myself and pulled my own chute. By this stage though none of my other friends wanted to do it anymore and certain things in life happened that made me move away from it. Every now and then I think to go back because its one of my favourite things but then a story like this pops up as I'm pondering it. So I want to jump but I also need to be around for my son. So I'm torn.
I think for his 16th or 18th though, I start him with a tandem.
Anyway its a shame her first jump went this way. It's one of the best feelings in the world and now she will probably never do it again.
Edited by Kazahel, 02 February 2014 - 02:49 AM.