Although understandably nervous beforehand, Unanderra teenager Amy Jones was thrilled at the completion of her first skydiving experience.
"Oh my God, it was so much fun," the 18-year-old said.
"I'd do it again."
Her mother Christine said Amy, who has a moderate intellectual disability, had initially been "overwhelmed" by the prospect of skydiving.
However, that soon turned into a "happy overwhelmed" after she landed in Wollongong's Stuart Park.
"Amy's not normally into extreme sports, but was encouraged by her peers and had a go," her mother said.
"It's great that she had a go and had this chance."
Ms Jones was among two groups of participants who took to the region's skies on Saturday.
Wollongong's adventure tourism and skydiving company, Experience Co hosted the tandem skydive event for the Stellar Experiences group.
Stellar is a provider of social, recreational and community participation opportunities for 16-35 year-olds with mild to moderate disabilities and mental health conditions.
The skydive event featured 13 people; a mix of Stellar clients, staff and volunteers.
Stellar co-founder Luke Muttdon said Saturday's participants hailed from the Illawarra and Sydney.
"They loved it - it's something that not a lot of them thought they'd ever do," he said.
"Events like this are about enabling our guests to have those same experiences and opportunities as every other young person.
"It was the first time skydiving for nearly all of them, and they're all on a high now, big time."
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