Skydiving is Fun
Can you imagine yourself jumping out of a plane from a high altitude? This concept may seem weird to some people – going up high into the sky on a plane then leap out on purpose may strike as odd. But to skydiving enthusiasts, it is a sport that they love. They make a sport out of jumping from a cliff, a plane, or a high bridge.
Although skydiving can be fun and exhilarating, you must be aware that each jump is marked with a potential danger. This fact alone makes this sport more fascinating and challenging for some. Below are the facts that you should understand and consider if you are interested to try this extreme sport:
1. There are three parachuting training methods: static line, tandem, and accelerated free-fall (AFF). Every single training method has its own advantages and setbacks. Before you get too excited and scour the shops for good quality parachuting equipment, looking for a reputable skydiving school should be at the top of your list. There, you will find professional trainers with the skill and expertise to help you decide on which training method is best for you. Of course, it must be a method that you are very comfortable with. The internet offers a wealth of resources on highly regarded training schools. You can also try searching for these institutions at local airports.
2. It’s a known fact that this extreme sport is one of the most expensive sports to learn. Yes, it is costly. First, you need to learn all you can about safety and various parachuting techniques. When your instructor feels that you are ready for your first jump, you will go up the airplane. This form of training originated by the military as a way of protecting their paratroopers — classroom training comes first, and then you go up the plane once you are fully equipped with the basics. Students normally practice with the use of a dummy parachute cord so they can also get a feel of what it’s like. After a few successful attempts, they will be given a chance to do a free-fall without much intervention from their instructors. As students gain more experience, they will be given more time to free-fall or to go to higher altitudes.
3. Your general well-being must be seriously considered. If you are afraid of heights, then you’re better of viewing the sport from a distance. Skydiving is not for the weak-hearted. If you want to overcome your fear, talk to your instructor about your options.