I DID IT!!! I REALLY DID IT!!!
And man...what a RUSH!
I surprised myself at my lack of panic and my clear-headedness as I talked myself into climbing out of the plane and actually letting my hands go. The 5 second free fall while my shoot released was intense to say the least! For those few seconds, I felt panic start to rise, but when the shoot released, it was over and down I floated!
It was absolutely incredible. I can't wait to go again!