When I was in college, someone thought it would be a great idea for everyone to go skydiving. We were all freshmen, so of course we agreed that it was the best idea ever. The following weekend we headed out to the closest skydiving school for what we dreamed would be a full day of arguing with gravity.
You can imagine our surprise when we found out that skydiving was a lot of prep work. A full 3 hours of the day was devoted to learning emergency procedures – what to do if your main chute didn’t open. The instructors drilled us and drilled us and drilled us until we would instinctively assume the position and pull our reserve chute in case of a mechanical error.… Read full post