|Jonelle and her instructor, Vlad, on the way to altitude|
I flew in front of them but getting her attention wasn't easy, as she was concentrating on the ground, and what it looked like in freefall. The grin on her face told the story. I know what she was feeling; I well remember the first time I ever stepped into that world: from the time you exit the plane until the canopy opens, it's a different universe. Once the canopy opened, she helped to steer it to the ground, and she and Vlad had a perfect landing.
|DJan and Jonelle, skydivers|
|Reassuring her relatives, laughing at their responses|