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					Skydiving Schools and What you Should Know

If you want to skydive, you have to learn a few things before make the
jump and what better place to learn this is in a skydiving school or
center.

There are skydiving schools spread out in the US. You can find one by
looking for it using the web. From there, you can visit them and ask
about their rates.

People who are new to skydiving cannot jump from a plane by themselves.
They have to undergo ground training first and jump with an instructor.
The most common example is tandem skydiving where the instructor is
strapped to the back of the newbie and they make the jump. The newbie
does not do anything except enjoy the view until they reach the ground.

For those who want become a licensed skydiver, the next step is to learn
how to jump off a plane and then pulling the cord. Before you can do
that, you will be introduced to static line jumping where your backpack
is attached to a cord that will automatically deploy your parachute once
you get off the plane.

After a few jumps, you will now pull a cord that does not activate
anything but simulate the release of the parachute. Once you have
completed, you will now do the real thing.

But if you want to skip that and get your skydiver’s license, you can do
so by enrolling the AFF or the accelerated free fall. After jumping off
the plane and free falling for about 50 seconds, you will deploy your
parachute then slowly make it to the ground. This program is much cheaper
in the long run and more fun compared to the static line method.

Making it back on the ground safely is not the only basis to say that you
are on your way to getting your license. Most skydiving schools offer
videos so they can show you what happened. If there are any mistakes, you
can take note of it so this will not happen again.

As added safety measure for those who are new to this extreme sport, most
skydiving schools attach a computerized automatic activation device to
your parachute in the event that you have not yet opened your parachute.

Skydiving only lasts about a minute before you have to deploy the
parachute. Aside from teaching how to do deploy it, the skydiving school
will also teach you how to steer your parachute as it takes 4 to 5
minutes to get back on the ground. You will also learn how to land softly
so you don’t sprain an ankle or get a bruise.

The parachute that you deploy when you go skydiving is reusable. This
means you don’t have to buy a new one so all you have to do is know how
to pack it. That is also another lesson you will learn in skydiving
school because a good skydiver should also learn how to take care of
their own equipment.
One thing that skydiving school will not be able to teach you is to get
rid of your fear jumping from an aircraft. Yes it is scary the first time
and a few more after that but if you are able to suck it up, you will be
able to enjoy the experience.

Who knows? This may even encourage you to join this sport regularly and
not a recreational activity.

				
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