What is skydiving like

What is skydiving like

Skydiving; one of those activities that most of us at one time or another has dreamed of checking off our bucket list.  For those who have dared to jump know first hand what is skydiving like and has a remarkable story to tell. As you think about venturing into your first jump many questions will start to flutter through your brain such as what is skydiving like, how fast do you fall when skydiving tandem, and is it safe to skydive. In this article, we’ll touch on a few of the main questions we receive about going skydiving.

What is skydiving like


 

Our good friend Jessica writes

Whether somebody goes once or aspires to be an experienced skydiver, skydiving is all about having fun. Time seems to slow down when you’re in the air and all the mundane day-to-day things in your life seem to disappear for that moment. You’re 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 can’t 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.

Skydiving with Jessica


 

How fast do you fall when skydiving tandem

As you and your instructor exit the aircraft you’ll travel approximately 120 miles per hour for around 60 seconds. Your instructor will then deploy the parachute and you’ll experience a beautiful 5 to 8-minute flight back down to earth.


 

Skydiving safety

Skydiving has always captivated the mind, body, and soul of thrill seekers from across the world.  Each day people take the leap of faith and go skydiving.  Others will let the fear hold them back on experiencing one of the most amazing adventures of a lifetime.  I’m sure that’s not you or you wouldn’t be reading this article.

In the year 2016 more than 3 million jumps have been recorded in the US alone.  Out of the 3 plus million jumpers, there were 26 fatal accidents recorded in the US. It’s been said that you would have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than having a fatal skydiving accident.  So, are you ready to jump?  Visit our recommended skydiving companies to get started.

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Other Online Skydiving Resources
USPA safety page