Since the beginning of time, mankind dreamed of flying. To take to the skies like birds, to overcome borders, to discover new territories.
Even in ancient times, Hermes, the messenger of the gods, used his winged shoes to transmit news faster than light.
It was also the Greeks who, in a story full of meaning, had poor Icarus soar into the air. However, the cocky boy got too close to the sun and the wax that held his wings melted. He crashed.
Leonardo da Vinci designed a flying machine and the Codex on the Flight of Birds in the 1480s.
Jules Verne sent the gentleman Phileas Fogg “Around the World in Eighty Days” in a hot air balloon. Verne even went a step further and sent a small group of adventurers “Around the Moon” in 1870.
The dream of flying was finally fulfilled by Otto Lilienthal. In Berlin, he founded the first airplane production company in the world. His technical developments are still used in aviation today. Therefore, he is also known as the Father of Aviation. Unfortunately, the pioneer sacrificed his life for his dream.
SKYDIVING AT TAKE OFF FEHRBELLIN
And right here in Berlin, or, more precisely a little north in Fehrbellin, we meet a wonderful person who lives the dream of flying every day, Jürgen “Mahle” Mühling.
He invited us to a very special adventure, skydiving. Mahle impressed us with his unique personality from the first moment. We immediately forgot what lay behind us, the stress, the everyday life, the worries. Mahle took us into his world where we learned how important it is to keep your heart and mind open. We also learned that the key to life is experience and that we have to face our fears and accept challenges.
Experience a day with the TAKE OFF skydiving team and see whether all of our adventurers dared to jump out of a plane at 4,000 meters above sea level.
And for all those who see something negative in everything beautiful, it should be noted that, like every vehicle powered by fossil fuels, a motorized aircraft also leaves a certain carbon footprint. Of course, but at TAKE OFF, the team consciously goes their own way.
Therefore, an aircraft model was chosen that has been at the top when it comes to efficiency and low emissions for 20 years. In addition, TAKE OFF’s forests and meadows not only contribute to carbon neutralization but also generate more than 150 tons of fresh air every year.
The company’s own beekeeping facility and the huge photovoltaic roof system complete the concept. Besides, those who arrive by public transport will be picked up in the minibus by the lovely Winnie, who, with his unique personality, will get the guests in the best mood for their adventure on the short journey.
So, have fun with the first ONE WORLD DISCOVERY episode and our little journey of discovery through Berlin and its surrounding areas. Are you ready for take-off? Then, let’s start.
Text & Story: Marco Kokkot | VALEUR MEDIA