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Walk in the clouds with Revathy

Film star Revathy has played a range of characters. Now, it's the role of a daredevil in real life that gives her an adrenalin rush. Fired by the spirit of adventure, she attempted solo static line jump at the Sulur Air Force Station in Coimbatore, recently. She jumped off an MI 8 helicopter from a height of 4,000 feet on a `Ram Air' parachute. She says, "Being an Army officer's daughter, the streaks of adventure were there. But skydiving is something I never thought I would do even in my wildest dreams." It was the para jump by the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi when he was 60 that inspired her to approach Air Force Adventure to get trained in sport parachuting.Rallying in the Himalayas and racing on the Sriperumbudur track were not enough. It was only the feeling of flying like a bird that could satisfy the daredevil in her. "It was an amazing experience. Up there in the sky, I just put my hands up and totally shut myself, relaxed and enjoyed the breeze. There was absolute silence and everything was crystal clear, the scenery, the greenery and I could even hear the flutter of birds," she says.K.JESHI

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