A brave Lady
and her “Jumping for Dogs”
by Ralph Kratzer
The TFR-member Jacqueline Jones has both. On the occasion of her 70th birthday, she decided to make a tandem paragliding jump from a peak of the Besparmak Mountains and in this context, to raise funds for the dogs of Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR).
Last Thursday, October 2nd 2014, it was finally time for the jump, after it had to be postponed twice before due to unfavourable wind conditions.
Jacqueline’s husband Keith and her family member Digby Dog, along with some friends, were already excitedly waiting at the landing site in Karaoglanoglu.
Around noon time, you could see the paraglider take off just below the mountain summit. The flight took longer than I had expected. Obviously, the thermal conditions were excellent, as the aircraft spiraled more and more upwards over the slopes. After about 30 minutes, Jacqueline and her “pilot” Özgür arrived safely and gently back on Mother Earth.
The courageous lady was thrilled by her first tandem flight and even more by the success of her donation campaign. She raised more than 3,400 TL for the animals at KAR!
Congratulations, Jacqueline, for your courage and success!