Taking ‘True Blue’ to a New Level

Rachel Kelso

True Blue spirit was taken to a new level when junior Kamiyah Franks and her friend dove from 14,000 feet in the air to the ground below.

“I don’t know what could be more ‘true blue eagle’ than jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet. That’s the ultimate way to get your eagle wings,” Franks said.

Skydiving is a popular bucket-list item for most people, regardless of their age.

“It was just something that popped into my head one day. Bucket list, I [have to] go,” Franks said.

The process leading up to the skydive made Franks feel somewhat uneasy. “There was a magazine on the table at the place that had all the reasons people died, and I chose to read that for some reason, so that made me a little nervous.”

She explained that once they were up in the air, she felt no fear. “We were chanting ‘Georgia Southern’ while we were there, which I’m sure was annoying for everyone else.”

The Skydive Spaceland Atlanta staff also eased Franks’ mind by answering questions and making it a more fun experience.

Seeing as how some people would jump once and never again, simply to check it off of their bucket list, Franks disagreed. “I’m definitely going to do it again.”

Skydive Spaceland Atlanta is located about an hour south of Atlanta in Rockmart, GA. They have a wide range of prices and also offer training to become a solo skydiver.