Frequent question: Should I go skydiving if I’m afraid of heights?

We’re here to tell you that–as weird as it may sound–fear of heights doesn’t matter a bit on a skydive. If you’re, like, that’s impossible, then calm down, Wiggum. It’s true! It might surprise you that being on a ladder will always feel more precarious than being in the door of a plane.

How do you not get scared when skydiving?

Here are a couple good preparatory steps you can take in the run-up to your jump-out:

  1. Watch videos and look at photos of skydives at the dropzone you’re planning to visit. …
  2. Avoid watching “scare” videos on the internet. …
  3. Visit the dropzone ahead of your jump. …
  4. Treat your jump like an athletic event. …
  5. Ask questions.

Does skydiving help face your fears?

“The best way to overcome fear is by exposure to that fear – a key psychological therapy. … But with 82% of our visitors saying a tandem skydive has helped them to face their fears and 90% saying they would do it again in the future, it is testament to how rewarding the adrenaline-filled sport can be”.

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Does skydiving get less scary?

But what’s interesting is that after people jump, most tell us that skydiving is nowhere near as scary as other things they’ve tried, like roller coasters. And it makes perfect sense! While roller coasters are built to scare you, skydiving is a personal experience that usually results in pure joy.

How long does a skydive last?

Generally speaking, you can expect a skydive to take 2 – 4 hours from start to finish, beginning when you arrive at a dropzone. The truth is, the answers to these big questions aren’t always the same. There are a few factors that’ll influence how long your skydive will last.

Does skydiving get easier?

We’ve got good news for you – learning to skydive is much easier than golf (and dare we say, much more fun). The technology used in skydiving today has made learning to skydive exponentially easier due to better equipment, training methods and the recent introduction of wind tunnels throughout the world.

How many deaths a year are from skydiving?

“In 2020 there were 11 fatalities – fatal skydiving accidents that occurred, out of 2.8 million skydives that happened here in the United States,” Berchtold said.

What does it feel like to freefall?

In freefall, it’s just pure fresh air. You hear the loud rush of wind. It’s similar to static from blowing into a microphone, or the loud sound in your head the moment you splash into water. It is not harsh or painful, but it is too loud to carry on conversation.

Can you skydive if you have anxiety?

We won’t tell you to just relax because what you are feeling is completely natural. Skydiving for the first time anxiety is a good thing! It means you’re a living, breathing, rational human being.

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What’s the scariest part of skydiving?

For a trained skydiver, the scariest part of a skydive is when you “open” your main parachute. More precise term would be “initiation of the main parachute opening sequence”.

Who should not skydive?

The three most common medical reasons not to skydive involve high blood pressure and heart health concerns, spine and neck issues, and pregnancy.

  • High Blood Pressure / Heart Problems. According to the CDC, nearly 116 million (that’s 47% of the population) have high blood pressure. …
  • Neck and Back Issues. …
  • Pregnancy.

Is skydiving worth the cost?

It’s an investment in life-long memories.

Knowing you’re capable of anything and the confidence that comes with it, in our mind, definitely makes skydiving worth the money; similarly, a single experience changing your entire outlook on life for the better is one incredible return on investment.

Can you breathe while skydiving?

Yes, you can! A common misconception about skydiving is that you can’t breathe during freefall, but breathing during a skydive is actually not much harder than breathing on the ground.

Is it safe to skydive?

How safe is skydiving? Skydiving isn’t without risk, but is much safer than you might expect. According to statistics by the United States Parachute Association, in 2018 there were a total of 13 skydiving-related fatalities out of approximately 3.3 million jumps!

How hard do you hit the ground when skydiving?

It’s typically around 120mph. You’ll reach this speed a few seconds into your jump, so for those few moments straight out the door, you’ll be falling a bit more slowly and therefore covering less distance. We usually estimate around 10 seconds for the first 1,000 feet, then 5 seconds for each 1,000 feet after that.

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