I went skydiving today for the first time. I went with 3 other chicks, including my old college roommate. I can honestly say that it was the single coolest thing I've ever done. We went static line, which means your rig is attached to the plane, and when you jump, the line automatically deploys your chute. Free fall lasted just a couple of seconds, and then we spent the next handful of minutes zig zagging, practicing turns and basically serenely drifting back to earth, getting ready for the landing. We jumped from 3,500 feet, which isn't high in the grand scheme of things. I'm officially hooked.