Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sky's the Limit for Parachuting Air Cadets

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sky's the Limit for Parachuting Air Cadets

Article excerpt

TWO air cadets from Tynemouth proved they had a head for heights when they completed their first solo parachute jump.

And after successfully touching down following their 3,500ft descent, Flt Sgt John David Adams and Sgt Kai Korzonek of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron Air Training Corps, declared they wanted to do it all again.

The 17-year-olds completed the static line jump at Shotton Airfield, County Durham, after a day's intensive training at the Peterlee Parachute Centre. The pair, who are both studying A-levels at Whitley Bay High School, North Tyneside, were buzzing with excitement following their daredevil experience.

FS Adams, who plans to join the RAF when he completes his A-levels, said: "I was very nervous beforehand, but once I jumped the training kicked in. It was amazing seeing the ground from so high up; you get a completely different perspective when you're on the end of a parachute.

"I like heights, but doing the parachute jump took it to another level. …

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