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Sky Diving Club In Gladewater

Third week of July and you haven't made vacation plans yet?

If you're looking for an alternative this year, how about 2 miles up in the sky!

Our own Bob Hallmark took the plunge today at the East Texas Skydiving Club in Gladewater, where after a short training period, he went up on a tandem jump, and found out what it feels like to really fly.

The sport has had a resurgence recently as people of all ages are trying it out. Those who do it say it is a feeling of floating and a tremendous adrenaline rush.

The sport of sky-diving is relatively affordable--around 200 dollars for instruction and a first time tandem jump like Bob did today.  And experienced jumpers go up daily for around 17 dollars.

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