One thousand, two thousand, three thousand …. Look up… Canopy open … Looking left, looking right… looking below .. All is clear … The air was cold and crisp at 1000 feet, traveling at a speed of 120miles per hour when I left the aircraft, wrapped in the warm air of the slipstream from the exhaust from the C130 Hercules four-engine turboprop engines the avgas aviation gasoline fumes you briefly inhale during the turning in the turbulence, as your thrown out into the calm mostly silent air, there are calls from fellow soldiers all descending to the ground as I was, the nearest persons was many meters away floating beneath the nylon beige canopy that can deliver us safely to the hard surface below.  

Taking pictures after being in the slipstream of the aircraft, while I descended to the ground it was a great way to keep my skills sharp as I always aimed to keep a safe distance from those around me, then take as many sharp images as possible while descending from 1000 feet, when on operational jamps with the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment.

Floating down the ground, with fellow comrades in arms, this was the start of many more exciting times …

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