Skydiving is one of the most popular adrenaline-fueled outdoor sports. It’s also one of the most extreme since you’re jumping from a plane at an altitude of over 6000 meters. If you’re lucky enough to find someone that has already done it, then they will tell you that it’s an incredible feeling and an experience like no other. But what if you don’t know anyone who has done this before? How do you go about skydiving safely? Well, this guide will give you all the information you need to skydive for the first time, and make sure it goes smoothly.
Section 1: The first step to skydiving
Before you even think about skydiving, you have to make sure you’re ready for it. This step should come before you do anything else, no matter how exciting or cool the thought is. In order to have a safe skydive, you have to make sure you’re in good health to begin with. You need to check that you’ve got no significant medical conditions that would make skydiving too risky. If you are still unsure about the risks involved, it’s best to speak to a doctor before you do anything.
To start with, you should lose some weight in order to make sure you’re able to perform the exercises required. This means walking briskly for half an hour a day, four times a week, for a week or two. If you need extra motivation, try skydiving at night, which will help you to see the benefit of losing the pounds.
How to prepare for your skydive
Before you jump, you’ll need to start preparing for skydiving. One of the first things you need to do is choose a training school. Your instructor will be able to give you advice about which training school to use. The important thing is to go to a school that teaches skydiving first, before starting the training school. It’s more effective that way. Here is an interesting question. What is the difference between a parachute and a chute? If you have an answer to this, then you’re ahead of the game.
The basics of the skydive
As anyone who has never done this before will tell you, skydiving is not as simple as just jumping out of an airplane. It’s not a case of just jumping out, floating down to the ground, and then just waiting for it to be over. Your skydive should be planned out and performed as a group. It’s also important to note that while most skydives involve multiple jumps, it’s not essential to jump a few times as part of the jump.
Most skydiving companies will book you a seat on a plane that they have scheduled to skydive. You can also take your pick from jumpers who will be able to sign up on a day-to-day basis for a skydive if you prefer.
It’s worth noting that the faster the plane, the less time you have to prepare for the jump.
What to expect during a skydive
When you get to the drop zone, you will meet a number of different people. At some point during this process, you will be asked to do a short interview and sign a waiver. This means that you will be entering into a legal contract with the company you are jumping with. Once you have signed the document, you will be taken to a plane called a “POP” and will be met by one of the team members who will be in charge of your flight.
Once you are in the plane, you will go over the safety briefings. The team member will go through how you are going to jump from the plane, the structure you will be jumping from, the plane itself, and how the landing will be handled. This is information you should memorize if you want to jump in the right way.
After the jump – what next?
If you have ever wanted to skydive, then here are some of the things you should keep in mind.
The first thing you should do is tell all your friends and family members. They will be a lot more supportive and less likely to laugh at you. By telling people, you give them a warning that you may be jumping, and by saying “just trying out skydiving” you will be able to justify it to yourself. If you have a fear of heights, you can rest assured that a jump at 6,000m will be terrifying, and not just a casual thing you do to see what it’s like. Once you jump you will have the support of your friends and family, which can take the weight off of your shoulders.
Tips and tricks for first-time sky divers
There are multiple skydiving companies who will offer you a real skydive demo. Most of them are based in Las Vegas, but there are a few scattered around the United States as well. Live skydiving demos are great because you get a very close-up view of what skydiving is all about. They will test your skills, give you advice on the best technique, and will answer any questions you may have. There are many different companies out there so check the reviews to find the one that is right for you.
You need to make sure that you’re aware of all the main risks associated with skydiving. The biggest one is the wind shear which causes problems with oxygen supply.
If you’ve decided to jump, we hope that our guide has provided you with all the information that you will need. If you’re doing it because you want to, not because you have to, then you will do great. If you’re doing it because you feel like it, then you’re probably going to be better than 95% of people who try skydiving.