Take off and landing very different

June 22, 2009 5:44:00 AM PDT
A South Carolina granddad has finally taken his first airplane flight.

But it was nothing compared to the landing.

Ralph Large took off in a small plane, but he landed with a parachute.

Jumping out of the plane fulfills a skydiving dream he's had since he was a teenager.

The high-flying experience was a part of an early Father's Day gift.

Large jumped last weekend along with his daughter and granddaughter.

Large tells the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg it was "a wonderful feeling."

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