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Behind the scenes of “Designing on the air”

It’s been 10 days since I agreed with Skydive Africa to make my dream come true. A logo design during free fall from 11.000 feet. After that meeting we did, i had long and hard 10 days with lots ofquestionsin my mind. Can I do that? What if I lost the pen? What if I can’t hold my hand straight? What if I can’t draw anything and things like that. When that day arrived I was quite stressful. I never did skydiving before. It was my first time and I was about to do a very crazy thing. When we arrived, Blake gave me some papers to sign. It’s like personal information and contact numbers for a possible emergency situation.

Atlay覺tan 10 g羹n 繹nce Skydiving Africa ekibiyle ajansta toplant覺 yapm覺t覺k. O toplant覺da kararlar覺m覺z覺 alm覺 bunu yapmak i癟in anlam覺t覺k. Sonras覺ndaki 10 g羹n 癟ok stresli ve yorucu ge癟ti. zerimde b羹y羹k bir bask覺 hissediyordum. Sadece atlayacak olmak bile korkun癟ken bir de logo tasarlamaya 癟al覺ma fikri b羹y羹k bir stres yarat覺yordu. Elimi sabit tutabilecek miydim bilmiyordum. Kalemi tutabilecek miydim bilmiyordum. Parmaklar覺m a癟覺k m覺 olmal覺yd覺 kapal覺 m覺 bilmiyordum. Nas覺l hissedeceimi havadaki bas覺nc覺n ve h覺z覺n etkisini bilemiyor bir 癟ok eyi kestiremiyordum. Atlay覺 g羹n羹 geldiinde heyecanl覺yd覺m ama her zaman bunu baaraca覺ma olan inanc覺m覺 hi癟 kaybetmedim. Blake bana bir ka覺t imzalatt覺. Bana bir ey olursa tan覺d覺klar覺ma ulamam i癟in gereken telefon numaralar覺 ve bu atlay覺覺 g繹n羹ll羹 olarak yap覺yor olduuma dair bir belge.

One last photo before the jump.

Atlay覺tan 繹nce son bir fotoraf.

When they opened the door of the plane, I moved to there and that moment was the most painful and stressful moment of the entireexperience. After jumping everything was so nice, it was like a dream and I don’t know how to describe it with words. I can’t even give examples to tell my feelings. It’s something different. You can’t compare this feeling with anything else.

U癟ak ka覺ttan yap覺lm覺 gibiydi. ok g羹vensiz bir hissi vard覺. K羹癟羹c羹k u癟aa 6 kii s覺k覺 tepi dolutuk. Gerekli y羹kseklie 癟覺kmam覺z 40 dakika s羹rd羹. O 40 dakika b羹y羹k heyecan i癟inde ge癟ti. Kurbanl覺k bir koyun gibi hissediyordum. Zaman覺 geldiinde u癟a覺n kap覺s覺n覺 a癟t覺lar. 襤te o kap覺 a癟覺ld覺覺nda i癟eri dolan r羹zgarla irkildim. Kap覺ya doru ilerlemek t羹m olay覺n en zor ve korkulu an覺yd覺. Kap覺da atlamadan 繹nce ge癟irdiiniz o saniyeler 癟ok korkun癟. Atlay覺覺n kendisi ise bir o kadar elenceli ve muhteem.

First seconds of jump, I couldn’t able to do a thing. I was shocked with the beauty of this experience. Then I focused and started to draw, however It was very hard to hold my hands in right position to draw.

襤lk bir ka癟 saniye ak覺nl覺ktan ve olay覺n g羹zelliinden hi癟bir ey yapamad覺m. Tarif edilemez bir manzara vard覺 ve d羹羹yormu deil de daha 癟ok u癟uyormu gibi bir his i癟indeydim. Bir ka癟 saniye sonra kendimi toplay覺p logoya odaklanabildim.

It took like 35-40 seconds and It was so quick. I wish I had more time on free fall. Probably I will jump again somewhere else just for fun.

Serbest d羹羹 35-40 saniye kadar s羹rd羹 ama benim i癟in jet h覺z覺yla ge癟ti. Her ey 5 saniyede olup bitmi gibiydi. Serbest d羹羹 s羹recinin 癟ok daha uzun olmas覺n覺 癟ok isterdim. Muhtemelen baka bir yerde bir g羹n tekrar atlayaca覺m ve bu sefer sadece olay覺n keyfini 癟覺karaca覺m.

When we opened the parachute it was so calm and quite. Amazing view and nothing scary. Blake gave me a board which I could draw on and I perfected my sketches and finalized the ideas such as colors and the main concept of the logo.

Para羹t a癟覺l覺nca ortal覺k bir hayli sakinledi. Her ey 癟ok g羹zel g繹r羹n羹yordu. T羹m o aksiyon sona ermiti ve Blake’in bana verdii 繹zel tahtay覺 kullanarak logoyu detayland覺rmam i癟in 4 dakikam vard覺.

I also wrote I LOVE BLAKE to my arm just before we landed. He laughed at this a lot. Since my life was depending on him I wanted to show my regards to him :) It was good fun. He and his company Skydiving Africa is so professional on what they are doing. I would like to thank to 3rd South Africa for organizing everything with Skydiving Africa for my jump. After my jump Blake was about to jump with 6 other people as well. What a life! Then I asked him that: How many times your parachute didn’t work? He said: 18. But the second one always worked :) The interesting thing is he never gets bored of skydiving. “Every time I jump it is exciting as the first time” he says.

襤nmeden hemen 繹nce koluma bir de “I LOVE BLAKE” yazd覺m. Sonu癟ta hayat覺m bu adam覺n ellerindeydi ve t羹m s羹re癟 boyunca t羹m sorular覺ma, kayg覺lar覺ma sab覺rla cevap verdi. O ve irketi Skydiving Afrika bu ite inan覺lmaz derece profesyoneller. T羹m bunlar覺n d覺覺nda Skydiving Africa ile ortaklaa 癟al覺覺p her eyi olmas覺 gerektii gibi organize eden 3rd South Afrika ekibine de teekk羹r etmek isterim. Blake benden sonra 6 kez daha atlad覺 ayn覺 g羹n i癟erisinde. “Hi癟 s覺k覺lm覺yor musun?” diye sorduumda ald覺覺m cevap 癟ok i癟ten bir “Asla” oldu. Herhalde imdiye kadar y羹zlerce kez atlam覺t覺r. “Bug羹ne kadar ka癟 kere para羹t羹n a癟覺lmad覺?” diye sorduumda verdii cevap 18′di. Neyse ki yedek para羹t hep a癟覺lm覺. :)

04 Kas覺m 2012 Yorum Yap覺lmam覺 Short URL

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