The View Was Better From The Plane

So I finally did it! It took me one full year to be mentally prepared to do this… seriously!

When I learned from my friend Shaun Ng there is static line jump in Segamat, Johor I decided it’s time to go for it.

Immediately, I blasted a text message to all of my friends I thought would be interested on my iPhone. And only Nic answered my crazy skydiving offer. (he had a lot of second thoughts and ‘what ifs’ but unlike me, he sure didn’t take a whole year to prepare!)

So we both went for it. A couple of weekends prior to the skydiving activity, Nic and I went for theory training at the instructor’s house in Cheras. Learned how a parachute functions, what to do in case of emergencies, briefing on exiting the plane, working the parachute and landing on the drop zone, etc. That took about 6 hours.

Thus 16th April, Saturday came. And off we go…


For me, the scariest part of the skydiving jump was exiting the plane. It was more so scary on the second jump (recorded in the videos above). The pilot didn’t stop for anything and I was afraid of being blown away before getting into position. Thank God I survived to tell the tale. 🙂

I felt like Iron Man so to speak LOL okay seriously, I felt like I’ve conquered a new mental barrier and it was a personal breakthrough for me.

After the two successful jumps, all of the skydiving participants – 9 in all – received the certificate for completion of training and our own skydiving license!

This is something I’d love to do again in the near future. 🙂

2 thoughts on “The View Was Better From The Plane

  1. Hi Edmund,

    You are brave and your act inspire others. Nothing is impossible. I’m from Singapore and this video help me to recount the days during my National service where I faced other obstacles. Wish you all the best in your IM career and have abundant of health.

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