SALADO, TX — The longtime owner of a Salado skydiving business is handing the keys over to a pair of brothers who served our country.
“It’s just an amazing feeling. It’s like sticking your head out the window doing 105,” said Mark Pollack, who sold his business, Skydive Temple.
His thriving experience-based operation was more than just a business, it was a passion. He wanted the new owners to share that love for the sport.
“It was too much fun, it was too amazing. It became apart of my life,” said Scott Maschek, co-owner of Skydive Temple with his brother Anthony Maschek.
The combat veterans found the rush of skydiving was more than just a fleeting thrill.
“It fills a gap that a lot of people are losing, especially your combat veterans. They’re always looking for something that is a challenge that can replace some of that adrenaline, that thing that’s missing,” said Scott Maschek.
Studies show that it is also beneficial for those suffering from PTSD.
“I suffer from PTSD, I know lots of people that have, and all of us have the same reaction. We all love the experience and want to give people the same,” said Anthony Maschek.
Anthony lost his lower leg while serving in Iraq. But that does not stop him from sky-high jumps, and he encourages others to try the sport.
“If we can put you up in the plane than you can jump out of it,” said Anthony Maschek.