Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Local, National and Regional News for Wednesday, February 11th
For those who enjoy the experience of throwing themselves from out of a perfectly good airplane, or simply like to experience the once in a lifetime thrill from a height of over 13,000 feet, there will be ten days of fun starting on Saturday, February 14th and will run until Monday, February 23rd. While it is described as a delicate sport, the enthusiasts look forward to keep on practicing the event. Once out of the plane, skydivers plunge to earth at a speed of about 120 miles per hour. The twin engine plane that resembles a shark takes as many as 23 skydivers per jump. Once out of the plane at the altitude of about at 5,000 feet the parachute is let open where the descend is a little slower so you get to enjoy the bird’s eye view of San Pedro Town and all its beauty until you make it to the landing field in front of Coco Locos.
This year, the event is no different, 60 skydivers will be making jumps starting this Saturday. Requirements to participate in a tandem jump are simple; you must be below 225 pounds and be in good health. Anyone wanting to make to have a once in a life time experience, can sign up at the Sun Breeze Hotel for a price of US$225. But if you would like your jump documented, an additional fee of US$110 is charged for video and still pictures.