News Archive

Thursday 26 September 2013

Skydiving Success

Fr Daniel and Br Oliver are both alive and well after their parachute jump this morning!

The plane flew to 12,500 feet before they jumped out, strapped to a fully-trained professional.

Here we have Fr Daniel exiting the plane and entering free-fall until the parachute opened at 120mph. Free fall lasts for 45 seconds until the parachute opens.

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Fr Daniel was followed by Br Oliver, seen here exiting the plane in a backwards somersault.

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The airfield at Hinton, as seen from above:

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Coming into land:

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There were some friendly faces waiting to meet them on the ground.

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Thank you to all those of you who have supported them with your donations, and to the many fundraisers who have been so generous with their time.

The current total is £9,915.55. It's not too late to help beat the £10,000 target. You can add your donation by visiting www.justgiving.com/Oratory-Jump or in person (for the last time) after Sunday Masses this weekend.