Should I go skydiving if I’m afraid of heights?
Many skydivers have a fear of heights
It’s true! Many skydivers who jumped hundreds, even thousands, of times do so with a fear of heights. It’s not unusual and it’s certainly not a disadvantage. For those who do fear heights, skydiving is the ultimate rush.
Does skydiving get rid of anxiety?
Here at Skydive Long Island, we are familiar with all kinds of first jump jitters, and skydiving anxiety is something we encounter pretty much every day we are in operation. 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!
How do I get over my fear of skydiving?
Here are a couple good preparatory steps you can take in the run-up to your jump-out:
- Watch videos and look at photos of skydives at the dropzone you’re planning to visit. …
- Avoid watching “scare” videos on the internet. …
- Visit the dropzone ahead of your jump. …
- Treat your jump like an athletic event. …
- Ask questions.
Is skydiving worth the risk?
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!
Can you vomit while skydiving?
There are 4 main parts to skydiving: the airplane ride up to altitude, freefall, parachute ride and the landing. It is very rare that a tandem passenger will vomit while in free fall. The most common place for puke happens during the parachute ride and after landing.
What’s the scariest part of skydiving?
The freefall is usually the scariest part which is followed by a state of pure bliss and freedom. There is no need for worrying about a freefall because it is extremely brief and usually lasts less than a minute. In fact, in typical skydiving, the freefall lasts 60 seconds from an altitude of around 13,000 feet.
How long does a skydive last?
While your freefall time will vary, you can expect to fall for this long depending on your exit altitude: 9,000 ft: approximately 30 seconds in freefall. 14,000 ft: approximately 60 seconds in freefall. 18,000 ft: approximately 90 seconds in freefall.