It was the most amazing, overwhelming feeling and it stayed with me when I woke up. And although I can't recreate that feeling now, I can certainly remember how incredible it felt.
Ever since then, I've had this urge to fly like a bird. Hence, my interest in skydiving. Although I realize that won't give me the closest thing to the feeling of flying, it's something I really want to do. And then I plan to move on.
And I figure if a 71 year old can do it, so can I.
I must say, his words do resonate with me:
I started dreaming about flying when I was a kid," the 71-year-old resident of Peterborough, Ont., said Sunday as he prepared his hang-glider for flight. "My first flight was me running off my porch under an umbrella.
"I’ve been flying for more than 40 years. I joined air cadets, got my pilot’s licence as soon as I could afford it, but I didn’t find my true passion until I flew my first hang-glider. Flying one of these gives you a real, true sense of what flying is really all about."
And to think that it's all so close to home.
Yep, first skydiving. Then hang-gliding. I can't help it. I just have this urge to fly, fly, fly.