Omg I was OBSESSED with watching this yesterday! One, I just think it's a really cool "stunt." As a desert lover, I can only imagine the views from 25,000 feet, where David eventually floated up to. But two, the interactions with him and his daughter throughout this process STOLE MY HEART!! Even in the very end....(not to be TOO much of a spoiler, but he lives to tell) when he reunited with his daughter, she said, "I'm so proud of you Daddy" and he said, "I did it all for you." Also they kept saying "je t'aime" and "bisous" to eachother. (French for "I love you" and "kisses") Could it GET any cuter?!
WATERWORKS. I'm telling you, this had me in my feelings! Plus, the way David had to train for this.....I had no idea he was already an accomplished skydiver. He had a HUGE team of experts to make sure this went as perfectly as it could go, and you could easily tell he was prepped and DID his homework.
If you need some "cheat notes" (it's a 3 hour video) he starts to lift off at 1:55. Starts to ascend at 2:45 (this moment FREAKED me out....he cut him self away from the balloons) and he lands 2:51, and then finally reunites with his daughter at 2:57.
What an amazing accomplishment, that I now know was 10 years in the making. Congratulations David, and his entire team!
Sandy (@SandyStec on FB, IG and Twitter)
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