Fair warning: all I know about skydiving comes from what I've seen on TV, and particularly from this one movie, the name of which I don't remember, which was about a skydiving team getting ready for competition. They showed some really cool stuff, and thinking about that movie inspired me to write this fic. If I've made any egregious errors of fact or procedure, please correct me; I'll be happy to repost a Rev. A if I can fix any authenticity bugs.
One thing I did for "research" was do a Google search on skydiving. And the first item on the hit list was a compilation of skydiving schools in... New Zealand! Is that cool or what?! When Orlando was skydiving in NZ he probably did it at one of these fields! [laugh] I couldn't believe it. Anyway, I saw some great mid-air pictures, including several showing people skydiving barefoot. Whodathunkit? But I figured that might be a selling point for Viggo, so I let him go up with no shoes. ;)
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