Brother Dave “Dutchie” Dipippo on his 1st Jump
Welcome to the skydiver page on Flight Rides. Our viewerJessica Frump writes: Whether somebody goes once, or aspires to be an experienced skydiver, skydiving is all about having fun. Time seems to slow down when youíre in the air and all the mundane day-to-day things in your life seem to disappear for that moment. Youíre set free to be wild or silly, or relax and breathe and enjoy the view of the surrounding area. Free fall and canopy flight are two separate but equally amazing aspects of skydiving. In free fall, I canít help but smile the entire time while my friends and I fly together. Under canopy, it can be very calming and tranquil looking out at the surrounding areas.
Becoming a skydiver
Beginning your journey in skydiving usually consists of some ground training and making your first jump with an instructor connected to you which is called ñ tandem jump. Your ground training will take roughly around 30 minutes then youíll be on your way. The tandem jump will allow you to experience the trilling free fall without having to do anything but enjoy your flight. The instructor will control the flight and will deploy the chute. After your first jump your instructor will go over whatís needed next to become a certified skydiver.
Being a certified skydiver has many advantages such as high altitude jumps, night jumps, wing suites flights, and reduced costs for the flight up at some drop zones. There are many skydiving ratings to work for and your instructor will be more than happy to guide you toward your desired skydiving goals.