Tuesday, September 18, 2007

They jumped out of an airplane!

Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
We saw the plane flying low and slow over the stadium, but we'd seen it pass over just before the announcer announced the paratroopers, and we thought it would circle around again. Turns out, they were being clever - the wind was blowing west to east, so they jumped out pretty far west of the stadium. As our seats are near the top row of the stadium on the west side, we got a great view of them.

There were eight or nine in all, landing sequentially on the field; two were women. They were a great sight to see.

See more here.

Here's a photo of one coming down into the south end of the stadium (the stadium is ringed with trees and some houses can look down into it):


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1 comment:

Brenda said...

That must have been fun to watch!