Sedbergh School Charity Skydive
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Sunday 16 June saw thrillseekers from Sedbergh School take to the skies to raise money for their chosen charities, and in doing so raised over £4000 collectively.
7 pupils and 6 staff members headed to Cark Airfield on Sunday morning to meet with their skydiving team for the day, Skydive North-West.
Following the important safety briefing, where the group learnt about freefall and landing positions as well as kit checks and operational procedures, the first group of 5 boarded the plane in tandem with instructors and began their ascent.
Once the plane has arrived at the eye-watering altitude of 14,000ft, the doors open and one-by-one each tandem make their ‘jump’. After an exhilarating 45 seconds of freefalling, reaching speeds of 120mph, the parachute is deployed, and it is then a 5-minute descent back to land. The group were fortunate enough to be completing their jumps on a clear day, providing stunning views out over Morecambe Bay.
During the descent, instructors from Skydive North-West provided great instruction and even offered the reigns to the parachute so that individuals could get to experience maneuverability in the air.