It takes a hunger for adventure and a mind and heart of courage to sky dive. Jan Sansom has all of that. The elder New Milford resident went skydiving for the second time on a recent trip to Oregon. \u201cThe whole thing from signing up to the end was so much fun and something I wanted to do,\u201d she said. The Sept. 6 tandem dive with an instructor from Pacific Northwest Skydiving Center included one minute of free falling. \u201cAfter the parachute opened, you\u2019re just sailing \u2014 like on waves \u2014 and it\u2019s so quiet up there,\u201d Sansom said. \u201cYou feel as free as a bird,\u201d she said with a smile. A photographer\/videographer was nearby in the air and, after the parachute opened, asked Sansom if she was having fun. \u201cAm I ever,\u201d Sansom, who is blind, recalled of her reply. Sansom said the instructor, Kevin Rieschel, described the landscape during the dive, citing the height of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helen\u2019s and other \u201cbeautiful scenery.\u201d Just weeks before her adventure, she rode a jet ski in a local lake. \u201cI\u2019ve always been active \u2014 running, roller skating,\u201d Sansom said of her favorite pastimes. \u201cI\u2019ve had a great life and I\u2019m going to do what I want to do,\u201d she said of why she has continued to enjoy recreational activities. Sansom first went skydiving eight to 10 years ago in Connecticut and enjoyed it so much she wanted to go again. Plans to go with two friends this year didn\u2019t pan out, but Sansom was determined to go, even by herself. \u201cNow I\u2019ve been sky diving on the East Coast and the West Coast,\u201d Sansom summed up.