Jessamyn James free-falls towards Kirra Beach.
Jessamyn James free-falls towards Kirra Beach.

Sky high experience a great way to see the Tweed

JESSAMYN James has always wanted to sky dive.

From a young age the dream of jumping out of a plane was given pride of place on her bucket list.

The former Daily News features editor finally took the jump this Boxing Day, landing safely on the beach at Kirra after falling from 3657 metres (12,000 feet) on a clear day.

"Oh it was just amazing. I have never experienced anything close to it in my life so far," Miss James said.

"After the initial jump out of the door of the plane you don't really feel like you are falling like you would when you jump off something high into water."

Kirra Sky Dive took Miss James and a friend up with several other first timers.

"The whole thing took about two hours, once you have done your induction and been fitted out you are jumping out of the plane 20 minutes later."

The images taken by her instructor as they fell at over 140kmh show what a view Miss James experienced with one image showcasing Cook Island off Fingal Head.

Chanel Butler, a Nurse from the Gold Coast also took the dive with Miss James and joked about a possible career change.

"I think I want to do this as a job, it is that fun I can't believe it." Miss Butler said.

Jess and I both agree this has been the best late Christmas present ever."



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