Published: April 13, 2016
As part of our Give It Away In May Campaign we are offering a FREE Theory Course on May 10th for all the women out there who have always wanted to learn to skydive solo. Ladies! This is YOUR chance to enter into a world so many will not dare to go! In the weeks leading up to the event, we are going to introduce you to a few inspirational women who have chosen the journey of skydiving. Read on and meet these skydiving legends!
Meet Nicole Fleet : Dedicated Mother, entrepreneur and eternal optimist.
"Skydiving reminds me how important it is to live life in this moment, all the time..."
SASD: What was the inspiration for you to become a solo skydiver?
NF: I did a tandem skydive in Adelaide when I was 24 & absolutely loved the entire experience from being in the light aircraft with the beautiful views to the thrill of freefall & the serenity of being under the parachute. I love a challenge & to learn to skydive by myself was the ultimate challenge for me to do for my 30th. I had no idea I would fall in love with the sport of skydiving so much!
SASD: How long have you been skydiving in Adelaide?
NF: 9 years - wow!! Can't believe it's gone so quickly!!!
SASD: What disciplines are your favourite? Why?
NF: Relative Work- I love the challenge of turning points & working as a team with other skydivers - also love that it's so versatile - it brings experienced & novice skydivers together - everyone can do it! :-)
SASD: What would you say is the greatest challenge of the sport for you personally?
NF: Canopy piloting & learning to trust my canopy. Also with leading such a busy life; staying current & skydiving regularly - with 2 kids & running a business I find it challenging to jump as much as i'd like but the great thing is that even if i haven't jumped for a while, there are loads of people to support you on your first skydive back.
SASD: What do you do/ what keeps you busy when you aren't skydiving?
NF: Keeping up with 2 beautiful boys (1&6), a couple of acres in the hills & running a florist shop at Grange in the Western suburbs of Adelaide called the Blu Tulip florist - www.theblutulip.com.au (SASD: They have a 7 day guarantee or they replace them for free! That is some gold star service!)
Remember, Mother's Day is coming up on May 8th: Say 'thank you' to Mum for all the love & support she has given you over the years... (SASD: If you need some ideas, check out the Blu Tulips Mother's Day Collection: http://www.theblutulip.com.au/mothers-day-collection/! Blu Tulip is also donating $10 Vouchers for anyone that books in a tandem skydive during the month of May to support the Give It Away In May Campaign!! Thanks Nic!!!)
SASD: How do you think skydiving has changed you as a person?
NF: It helps me worry less & live in the now more... When you're skydiving the only thing you think about is the task at hand - your mind can't wonder - it reminds me how important it is to live life in this moment all the time.
Skydiving has definitely helped me be brave enough to try new things - if I get challenged by something, I'll often say to myself 'if you can jump out of a plane, you got this!'
SASD: Thanks for your words of inspiration and for Blu Tulip's contribution to the Give It Away in May Campaign Nic, you're a legend! We look forward to seeing you in the skies of Langhorne Creek (although maybe not until AFTER Mother's Day!!!)
SA Skydiving Adelaide, adventures in Langhorne Creek signing off. Stay tuned to hear more from SA Skydiving's female sports skydivers over the next few weeks!