Dropping 8,000 ft in 60 seconds… 120 mph with a parachute

My first tandem jump– 60 seconds of free fall from 13,500 ft at 120 mph–it was awesome

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to jump out of an airplane. So when my friend Calvin said that he and some of our friends were jumping and he asked me “are you in?” … I said “yes”


So we all went down, got suited up, got in this big yellow airplane and went for it!

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Here’s the whole album on Facebook.

It’s funny what saying “yes” can get you in to. We went to Sky Dive Dallas – when you’re ready to go for a jump – I highly recommend them! I also, ran in to my friend Doug from work, I didn’t realize that he was a tandem instructor there, so I got to go a long with his 941st jump (my first).

The whole experience was a lot of fun, and now I can’t wait to go again.

About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Solera as a Director of Software Development. An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, DevelopingUX.com and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email