Answers to our monthly reader questions are published in The FlyBy section of Blue Skies Mag. The September question is:
What is the single most beautiful scene, landscape, imagery or sight you’ve seen while skydiving or BASE jumping?
Could be on the ground but I’m going to guess most of your answers will be a sight from the air. Mine was a light-contact high pull at Titusville with Kolla, Justin Carmody, Ward Hessig, Isaiah McCauliffe and Grant (I’m sure Grant has a last name but I cannot remember it) way back in 2005. I was at a way lower wing loading than everyone else so I had floated back away from everyone. My inability to keep up was a blessing in disguise; the sight of them all together under colorful canopies, against this perfect Florida sky with the sun breaking through the clouds like a spotlight from heaven … I almost cried and told myself to mentally take a photo because this – this friendship and beauty and open sky – was what I wanted my life to be about. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen, and by far the most beautiful jumping.
So what’s your take-my-breath away sight that you’ll remember the rest of your days?
Answer here in the comments or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name as you want it printed in the mag. Responses may be edited for clarity and/or length.