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There is absolutely nothing as thrilling as skydiving, making many first time skydivers want to try it again. Skydiving is one of the only times when you can experience something akin to human flight, experiencing a feeling of newly discovered freedom. Many people who are interested in skydiving are skeptical, thinking that the activity is unsafe. The United States Parachute Association has reported an average of 350,000 individuals who have successfully completed more than 3 million jumps annually. This statistic shows that driving is potentially more dangerous than taking a skydive.
It ensures safety. To fly alone, you need to complete a multilevel course that will require hundreds of hours of preparation. Besides this, you will have to fulfill all the requirements including successfully passing a written test along with exhibiting your skydiving capabilities. For people seeking to skydive just for fun, a tandem skydive is ideal as it is less demanding. During a session of tandem skydiving, you will be harnessed to an instructor who has skydived hundreds of times.
During a tandem skydiving session also known as tandem parachuting, a certified instructor is securely strapped to your back and will assist you as you exit the aircraft and enter into the exciting freefall moment up to the moment you land. Most of the labor of freefalling and navigating is delegated to the instructor, with the first timer simply enjoying the experience. The United States Parachute Association mandates individuals taking part in skydiving to be a minimum of 18 years old.
Tandem skydiving is usually the very first time that someone experiences prolonged freefall. It is convenient because there is very little instruction that is required of the student, with minimal training consisting of a short lesson on safety, in addition to a walk-through about what will happen from boarding an airplane, exiting the aircraft, piloting, and finally touching down. Next, your instructor will take the time to show you the basic function of the equipment and explain its safety features although you will not be in control during the actual skydive session.
Experiencing a little bit of nausea before and during the session is normal. Many first-timers get nervous, and those nerves show themselves as an upset stomach or a sense of nausea. People in the upper range of skydiving weight limitations are at particular risk of feeling nauseous. However, this feeling rapidly dissipates after landing.
To have a safe and worry-free experience, you will be working with certain pieces of equipment in each of the jumps. Usually, a drogue is used immediately after exiting the aircraft to regulate terminal velocity. This also slows down the descent, prolonging the experience. Another important piece of skydiving equipment is the automatic activation device AAD) that senses whether you have launched the parachute properly and if not, it releases the reserve parachute thus saving lives.
Your instructor will typically have at least three years experience skydiving, hundreds of log hours in lessons and exams, and hundreds of skydives under his belt. He is familiar with every element of skydiving, every piece of equipment and tools.
Once you are finished with the briefing session, you will be harnessed to your instructor and get to enjoy a plane ride before jumping out the aircraft with the help of your instructor. Usually, your instructor will have a countdown before launching himself and you from the airplane. Many first-time customers are surprised by the gush of wind pushing over their face and body. Just be sure to breathe through your mouth, and indulge in the views via the safety of your protection goggles.