When it comes to skydiving, the question is often asked, “Why would you want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?” Thanks to Skydive Suffolk, e:countable’s owner Mark Palmer did just that.

On a clear and sunny Sunday in June, Mark jumped from a plane 13,000 feet in the air.  For the next seven minutes, the mild mannered accountant went through a transition from dread to delight as he plummeted toward the Earth.  The pictures below tell the tale.

 

Pre-flight smile

Mark and his wife Dee before taking off in the previously mentioned “perfectly good airplane.” See Mark’s big smile? I don’t think he realized what was getting ready to happen.

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This is shortly after jumping from the plane.  Don’t be fooled – the “thumbs up” belongs to the amazing tandem instructor.  You can see Mark is screaming and fearing for his life in this picture.

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At this point Mark is starting to accept what has happened and is beginning to enjoy the experience.