David Ross Parachutes Into Air & Water Show

"It’s like you are flying … in a giant baby Bjorn"

July 13, 2018 - 12:39 pm

David Ross opened the 2017 Air & Water Show with a tandem sky dive onto North Avenue Beach on Saturday. The former Cubs catcher slid safely on North Avenue Beach

“The landing was great, other than a lot of sand in my face. It was really cool.”

Rossy dropped softly from the sky, and he and his U.S. Army Golden Knights partner slid safely across the sand and rolled gently to a stop.

He stood up and thrust a fist into the air to cheers from the crowd.

“Oh my gosh, that was amazing,” Ross told reporters. “What an amazing view, holy cow.”

Ross admitted he was more nervous jumping out of the plane than when he took the field for the World Series. He also said he got a great view of Wrigley Field.

“It’s like you are flying … in a giant baby Bjorn,” Ross said of his first-ever sky dive.