What to do with long hair when skydiving

The short answer is to tuck it away. You can put it in a pony tail or otherwise secure it. If it’s really long, you can tuck it in to your jumpsuit or in your helmet. In nearly all cases, long hair isn’t a problem but you do need to keep it from flying around. […]

What Is Tandem Skydiving?

The word tandem means, one behind the other. Tandem Skydiving derives it’s name from the fact that two skydivers are connected with one behind the other. For people who want to experience the world of skydiving tandem skydiving is the easiest and safest way to make a skydive. With about 15 minutes of training, you […]

Skydiving Costs

Skydiving costs vary based on many factors including the competition of other drop zones in the area, the type of jump, the altitude of the jump, type of aircraft and additional services such as video and still pictures. The best advice is the call around to all of the drop zones within 100 miles. Driving […]

5 New Skydiver Questions

How high does the plane go? For a tandem jump will climb to at 8,000 to 14,000 feet. Many dropzones fly to 10,000 feet. While it may seem like you aren’t getting your money’s worth if you only go to 10,000 feet instead of 14,000. In reality, the extra 4,000 feet is about 22 second […]

Parachute School and Courses

For a ‘taster’ of our sport, Tandem Skydives provide you with an experience of around 50 seconds in freefall while securely attached to an experienced BPA instructor! If your aim is to become a Skydiver in your own right, then either the Basic Skydiving or Accelerated Freefall (AFF) courses are for you. These alternative courses […]

Unplanned Freefall? Some Survival Tips

What can you do if you slip off the scaffolding 10 stories above the ground or, worse yet, if your parachute fails while you are skydiving? The odds are not on your side. Is it possible to survive a free-fall from 50, or 250 feet (15, or 75m) above the ground? The answer is yes. […]

How Do Parachutes Work?

The parachute creates a drag that slows down someone or something from falling down. Drag is the push on something from the air or water. As air is much thinner than water it doesn’t have as much drag. The larger is the surface area, the more is the drag. The parachute is very light in […]

History Of Parachutes

Polyhistorian, lexicographer, and inventor Faust Vrancic (Sibenik, 1551 – Venice, 1617), who was educated in Italy, became a bishop of Canad, after which he was staying in Rome, and finally, until his death, in Venice. He is the author of a five-language dictionary (publ. in 1595, including Croatian), as well as of books on logic […]

What To Wear Skydiving

Skydiving Clothes & Jumpsuits Skydiving isn’t a fashion contest. Any clothes that you are comfortable in should be fine. Loose fitting clothes will likely allow you to be more comfortable during your skydive. The drop zone will should provide jumpsuits that cover your clothes. For the ladies, no dresses or skirts. Most people wear shorts […]