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Checking off the bucket list and skydiving over Alpena

Sports Anchor Larissa Liska skydives over the Alpena County Regional Airport.

ALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena EAA 1021 Chapter held their pancake breakfast at the Alpena County Regional Airport in conjunction with Skipper Up LLC’s skydiving event hosted with Skydive Charlevoix. Sports Anchor Larissa Liska got to check off a bucket list item and skydive over beautiful Alpena with tandem instructors Ryan Seelye and Willy. Here were her last words before the jump.

“Dad, I know I didn’t tell you I was doing this beforehand, so sorry but I’m going to have fun.”

The scariest part for Liska was the initial fall out of the plane. Everything was a rush until the parachute was pulled, then there was silence as she enjoyed the breathtaking view which included surrounding lakes, the Thunder Bay River and the city of Alpena.