Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Skydiving Is a Rush like No Other

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Skydiving Is a Rush like No Other

Article excerpt

PETE Agnew always knew he wanted to jump out of an aircraft and freefall 14,000 feet, reaching terminal velocity of 320kmh.

Maybe it was the adrenalin, perhaps anticipation, or freedom Co but maybe, just maybe, it was a combination of all three.

So when his twin sister took her first drop in 2000, Pete decided to follow and enrolled in a series of adventurous jumps.

Now an instructor with Hervey Bay Skydivers, he has logged more than 4000 jumps and has no plans to stop, at least not any time soon.

As Pete put it, he's addicted. It's the reason he quit a mining job worth $120,000 a year to eat rice while becoming a parachute instructor.

C[pounds sterling]It's a freedom thing Co going up in an aircraft and the smell when you're flying up, the look on people's faces sitting it the plane with you, the excitement, the anticipation,C[yen] Pete said with a laugh.

C[pounds sterling]When you open that door and leap out of a plane it's just pure freedom, a feeling like nothing can stop you Co it's very hard to explain. …

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