When choosing where to have your first skydiving experience, as with any extreme sport, you want to be in good hands of experienced and professional people. So what are the things you really need to check for?
Yes, you CAN skydive in winter, and ENJOY it too! We jump at Skydive Cross Keys all year round, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t try it at least once.
So WHY jump in the cold? First, you get to enjoy a DIFFERENT view. The snow covered ground and the familiar scenery, all shiny and white, is one of the prettiest things to see. Second, it feels good to conquer the elements. Why stay grounded and bored when you can put some warm layers on and go fly? Challenge accepted! And third, if crowds aren’t your thing, the drop zone is definitely quieter in winter. You can enjoy a more relaxed pace and avoid the long waiting times.
We treasure experiences, special moments and adventures way more than material things. So why do we still buy our friends STUFF, when what we really want are more FUN TIMES together?
We surveyed our Skydive Cross Keys team for the most desirable experience gifts this holiday season. These guys sure know how to have a good time :) And, spoiler alert, their wish list was NOT just skydiving! Use this as your idea guide and skip the crowded malls this month.
There's quite a few false yet popular ideas about skydiving out there. We gathered 5 important ones that we'd like to discuss and show you the true side of skydiving.
1. You can get good deals for skydiving on Groupon and such.
The components of a good and safe skydive are a good and well maintained airplane, modern and reliable gear and a professional instructor. All of those things aren’t cheap. Do you really want to put your life in the hands of a skydiving center that saves money on gear or airplane maintenance? We urge you to think again. Also, watch out for the fine print… The only way a skydiving center can make those crazy cheap deals work is if they charge you extra fees upon arrival. Hey, there’s also a gear rental fee.. (like it’s optional, right?). Or hey, for just $50 extra we will take you to higher altitude! (Wait, how will I know the difference?) It gets confusing. Choose a skydiving center with a proven safety record, high culture of safety and transparent pricing.
So you’ve made your very first skydive a little while ago. Congratulations, you are now a skydiver!
It was breathtaking, exhilarating, adrenaline pumping, and totally out of this world!
And while you’ve been wanting to feel this thrill again, you’re probably wondering whether your second jump will be as much fun. You’ve seen it all before, right?..
Well, not exactly!
It’s always been on your list. It’s a long time dream to soar up in the sky and feel what it’s like to fall free. It’s truly an experience out of this world. And to help you prepare, we talked to people around the drop zone - from instructors with 20,000+ jumps to first timers who just landed. Here's their best advice.
Skydiving indoors.. wait, what? How is it possible?
Indoor skydiving is another name for a vertical wind tunnel.
Basically, it is a big vertical cylinder with air running through it at high speed. It allows to simulate freefall conditions indoors, without actually jumping out of an airplane. The wind speed is high enough to support the weight of a person and let you ‘float’. First time flyers can experience freefall-like flight indoors, and skydivers can perfect their freefalling skills in the wind tunnel.