Time Out Chicago Creates Their Own "Air and Water Show" at CSC
Published: August 16, 2012
Time Out Chicago staffers Erin Delahanty and Mark Bieganski jump from a perfectly good airplane at Chicagoland Skydiving Center
Original story and photos in Time Out Chicago, August 16, 2012.
Skydiving TOC staffers Erin Delahanty and Mark Bieganski (pictured) took the plunge together, jumping from a plane at 14,000 feet. After watching the videos of their jumps, Bieganski and Delahanty recount the experience-with a focus on bodily fluids.
Delahanty I can't stop thinking about that look on your face right before I jumped. I've never seen you so scared.
Bieganski I had to look away-pretty sure if I watched you throw yourself out of a plane I would have cried like a baby.
D When I was dangling off the side of the plane I was convinced I was going to throw up.
B Pretty sure I peed myself a little.
D I thought that might happen. You went to the bathroom at least four times before we jumped.
B I probably spent more time in there than the six minutes we were in the air.
D We were up there that long? It felt so much shorter when we were falling.
B It did happen fast-so fast I didn't have time to find the ripcord when it came time to pull it.
D Oh, really? All I could think about was pulling that damn cord. My mind kept racing, Am I doing this right? Am I doing this right? I was so paranoid, I think I pulled the chute too early.
B I felt like it was smooth sailing once the instructor pulled the cord for me-though I still prayed to God I didn't shit myself the rest of the way down.
D Well, luckily you didn't. And I didn't vomit. I did manage to make some ridiculous faces for the camera, though.
B And you also tried to sneak in some rad midair dance moves.
D Seriously, what was that even about?
B You were trying to pull a Beyoncé at14,000 feet?
D Oh, God, what if I would have died asingle lady?
Mark's Skydiving VideoErin's Skydiving Video
Erin's Skydiving Video
"I am definately going to be jumping at CSC again!"