Skydiving Comes to Dream Machines
Some people simply dive straight into the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show. Literally.
Take, for example, Ed Pawlowski, who will be making his Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show entrance on with a few of his friends. From 3500 feet.
“We’ll be executing a military style jump, right into the Half Moon Bay airport,” Pawlowski says. ’It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Fun remains the name of the game for Pawlowski, who began jumping 23 years ago. Never satisfied with the quotidian, he has continually pushed the limits. He holds numerous world records, and a few years ago, established a world’s record for the largest formation jump. Just he and 399 of his closest jump buddies.
At Precision Skydiving, Pawlowski practices what he preaches, teaching novice sky divers how to jump “the right way.” Each student is taught individually, the better to truly understand the techniques, the physics, and possible pitfalls.
“It’s not the kind of activity where you can afford to make mistakes,” he says.
In addition to sky diving, Pawlowski has also gotten into wingsuits.
“You still have a parachute, but the suit has extra fabric between the arms and legs so that you can actually experience flying,” he says. “I once flew for nine miles. It’s an amazing experience and one that I love to teach to experienced skydivers.”
After executing numerous world record jumps, a simple military maneuver might not seem all that exciting, but Pawlowski insists this is far from the case.
“In a way, getting in and out of an airplane is as easy as getting in and out of my truck,” he acknowledges. “Yet the passion is still there every time I make a jump. I simply love it!”
See the incredible skydiving at this year’s Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport.