Carly Ferguson, publisher of four Black Press papers in the Fraser Valley, prepares to jump out of a plane from 12,000 feet up with the SkyHawks parachute team with the Canadian Armed Forces. (Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News)

AIRSHOW: Black Press publisher jumps out of a plane

Carly Ferguson, publisher in Abbotsford, Hope, Agassiz and Mission, takes a dive with the SkyHawks

Carly Ferguson is a thrill seeker, but Thursday afternoon proved a new level of excitement for the Black Press publisher, who jumped out of an airplane in Abbotsford.

But don’t worry — she was in safe hands. The Canadian Armed Forces’ parachute demonstration troupe took a few lucky representatives of Lower Mainland media up 12,000 feet in a plane before dropping — or, in Ferguson’s case, flipping — them out the back.

Three members of the media, including two television reporters and Ferguson – group publisher for the Abbotsford News, Mission City Record, Hope Standard and Agassiz Harrison Observer – were taken on tandem jumps with members of the SkyHawks parachute team.

And for all brave souls who dared take the leap, there was no shortage of thrills.

Watch our video of the jump below:

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