by Shayne Benowitz
Yesterday, I worked on the parasail boat with Captain Davey. As I stood at the stern harnessing in a couple of parasailers, I noticed that all four of our boats were zooming around the harbor. I watched as Captain Adam and Julie inflated their parachute on Fly Girl.
To my surprise, I saw a brand new custom parachute with the Fury logo on it in a gorgeous shade of blue.
Over the years, our parachutes have evolved and this logo chute is the very latest. Our earliest chutes were multi-colored, resembling a beach ball or an umbrella. I have to say, I think those colorful ones are pretty, but you don’t see them very often sailing behind our boats anymore.
Today, when Fury is parasailing in the harbor, the sky is dotted with smiley faces in different shades of blue. The newest ones have more detail, like toothy grins and bright eyes. When our customers first notice that the parachute has a smiley face on it, they’re usually surprised and entertained. I always tell them that the chute is smiling because parasailing is fun, not scary!
I worked with Captain Charlie today on Fly Girl and got to handle the new parasail myself. There’s nothing like the feel of brand new waxy lines and the crisp crinkle of a new chute. Once I inflated it and sent a couple of parasailers flying, I really got to admire how great our logo looks flying in the air on 600 feet of line. We’re constantly upgrading and improving our equipment, so come fly the friendly skies with Fury!
Shayne Benowitz is a Fury crewmember and freelance writer working on her debut novel. For more travel stories and a daily dose of what’s cool around the globe visit her Wanderlust Website at http://web.me.com/shaynebeth.