YMCA BURTON UPON TRENT & DISTRICT

Mike Costelloe raises just over £1,000 doing a tandem Skydive!

Mike Costelloe raises just over £1,000 doing a tandem Skydive!
July 20, 2017 bymcaadmin

YMCA Burton’s Treasurer and Trustee Mike Costelloe did a tandem Skydive on Monday and raised just over £1,000 to go towards the vital services of the YMCA.

He said; “I was pretty good up until the point of watching three solo jumpers drop into the air in front of me, which was a view I found hard to comprehend. Sitting on the ledge of the door with my feet tucked under the plane was OK, then the worst/best bit was free falling into the sky towards the fields far below. Fairly quickly the air started to support the fall and that was fun, then when the parachute opened over a mile below just 50 seconds later that was very good. Hanging off the front of my tandem partner on four clips with nothing below my feet to the ground was great. We landed gently sitting down. I felt quite sick afterwards and mentally tired. Not as easy as I expected. I’d do it again at some point, but would be a lot less blissfully ignorant about how challenging it is. Thank you to everyone who’s sponsored me, your money has gone to an organisation that make a difference to many people’s lives.