Three generations reach the sky
AN amazing spectacle in the sky over Toogoolawah was celebrated in a three-generation jump.
Leonie Wald, 47, from Wulagi (in Northern Territory) was a novice Skysister at the 2007 event and now has in excess of 400 jumps under her belt.
“It's amazing to see both of their faces up there with me,” one of the jumpers, Emma Wald said.
“Every jump comes with an adrenaline rush but when you're up there with two members of the family that's pretty special.”
“The jump was just awesome. We played Rock, Paper, Scissors while we were up there!” Leonie said.
“I just encourage anyone who's thinking about it to do a tandem and have a go – it's addictive”
“It's absolutely brilliant to be able to do this with your daughter and your granddaughter, it makes me feel very proud,” Marion said.
“Now I'm waiting for my three-year-old great-grandson to turn 14 so we can do a four-generation jump!”
Skysisters from across Australia and around the world have converged at the Ramblers Drop Zone in Toogoolawah for the all-female skydiving event during April.
Event organiser, Susie McLachlan, said Skysisters 2011 offered a packed program of great activities for the skydivers and impressive visuals for spectators.
“Skysisters is all about a group of girls of all ages getting together to inspire and motivate each other while having a lot of fun and breaking some records,” she said.
THE SKYSISTERS CRAZE has been so successful, even families have participated in skydives together.