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“To those of you who have skydived, what was the feeling like when you did it?  Did you feel like you were falling or was it more like floating?” 

Sister…it’s hard to describe the free fall sensation. Don’t know if you can compare it to either though “floating” would be a better description. You leave the aircraft (using the Cessna 182 as an example, other aircraft vary) at somewhere around 75 knots…approx. 86 mph…so you won’t get the roller coaster, stomach-in-your-throat sensation as you build to terminal velocity which is about 120 mph.

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