Why Jump Out of a Perfectly Good Plane? Why Not?

I mentioned a while back that I was interested in trying out skydiving. Sandy made a mental note of it, talked to a colleague who did skydiving as a hobby, and gave me a tandem jump as a birthday present!

April 17th was the day. We drove to Monterey, about 90 minutes south of Fremont, right at the coast. The place is called Skydive Monterey Bay and is in a hangar at the Monterey airport.

Many pictures and a video are here.