Jump 37, Swansea

After the last jump, i have to get back up and do it again, manifested to be on lift number 2, and just waiting for the canopy to be packed, get all kitted up, and away we go again. The plan for this one is a downward dive exit, and practise some fast 360 turns. On the plane during take off, we go all the way down the northern runway, i think this is odd, as we are landing on the northern area, but think that its just something ive not seen before. enjoy yht views, and plan out my jump on the way up, then, at 10,000 feet, get told that me and 2 others wont be able to jump, as the landing area has switched to the southern landing area, gutted ๐Ÿ™ some of us swap places in the plane now that some of us are going back down with it, then when the door opens at ~ 12,000 feet, the spotter tells the pilot that all the landing equipment is still on the northern area, the pilot tells everyone to hold on, and the plane is still climbing. i look at my altimeter, 12,300 feet, 12,500 feet, 12,700 feet, 12,900 feet, and thinking to myself ‘damn, they getting extra height as well, cant believe we have to go back down’ when suddenly, the pilot announces that over the radio hes been told everyone is good to go ๐Ÿ˜€

Goggles on, and a few seconds later, im in the door, look at alti, 13,000 feet, then i dive out, straight towards the floor, get stable, and im at just over 11,000 feet, wow, that went fast, do a backflip, then a few fast 360 turns each way, a small track, and open my canopy at 3,500 feet. while on the ground, i took note of the windsock, and its relation to the sun, but, pointing at the sun as i was expecting to be, the wind has changed, so i look at the windsock on the ground, and make my way to a holding area to the right of the runway. judging by my last descent, at about 800 feet i line myself up for my landing, and this is a pre declared landing, so i have to land within a 30m radius of the flag thats in the landing area, by about 500 feet, i know that im going to massivley overshoot the flag, so i apply the brakes a little, and my landingย  spot comes closer, and by the time i land, i flare perfectly and simply step onto the ground, about 8M away from the flag ๐Ÿ˜€

this was my last jump of the day, as they then switched over to the south landing area, so i helped catching tandems for a while, as well as chatting, but, for my first day back jumping, in 2 months, i loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

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