Being able to jump out of an airplane thousands of feet above the earth is one of the most thrilling adventures you will ever experience. Parachuting and skydiving can be addictive to those who live for that kind of dramatic adrenaline rush. This sport requires some training before you take part. Most companies will put you through a quick course on the day of your trip. You will learn the best techniques for exiting the plane, how and when to pull your rip cord and how to position yourself for a smooth landing.
Jumping Out of a Moving Plane
There is a window of time to get to the door, say your prayers and let go. If you physically require help to exit the plane, simply discuss this prior to going up. Who knows...maybe you are the type of person who wants a little push! Once you are out of the plane and feeling the rush of air resistance pushing on you, it is time to congratulate yourself! You are officially skydiving!
Tandem skydiving is an excellent option if you have any medical concerns or are not comfortable going it alone. Many people with special needs or conditions such as Epilepsy prefer this method. That way, if a medical emergency occurs mid-air, someone else is physically strapped behind you and can take over. Many parachuting enthusiasts first started out by doing tandem jumps with their instructor to become familiar with the proper safety procedures.
Typically, the instructor straps into the tandem harness behind you. Many tandem instructors want you to check the altitude and motion to pull the ripcord. This is all part of preparing you to jump on your own in the future.
This part is going to go by quick so pay attention! Feel the adrenaline coursing through your veins as you descend. You will have to pull your parachute cord fairly fast and the entire experience will change yet again.
After the free-falling component, this part is a breeze! The views are phenomenal and this experience is described as being peaceful and relaxing for many. You can practice making turns and executing different gliding techniques during this part of the flight. Enjoy your smooth sailing once your parachute is open. Watch for any obstacles to avoid such as trees etc. as you come closer to the ground. Aim to land as softly as possible. Don't fret if you get tangled up or take a tumble at the end. People will be there to assist you!