Confessions Of A Professional Skydiver

Lots of people enjoy or at least have tried skydiving. They include President George H.W. Bush, who famously parachuted from a plane 10,500 feet above the ground to celebrate turning 85, following similar jumps on his 75th and 80th birthdays.

Some lovers of the sport attempt to turn it into career by teaching, but it isn't easy. Becoming a qualified instructor "requires a lot of time, commitment, training, money, and a lot of sacrifices ... to build your experience and attitude," according to