Skydiving Articles

Interested in learning more about skydiving? Looking for fun things to do in San Jose, CA.?

You've come to the right place! We regularly publish interesting content about skydiving and other fun attractions and activities our students can enjoy in the San Jose area.

Check out San Jose Skydiving Center's archive of useful skydiving articles below.

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  • Parachute Opening Shock: Does It Hurt?

    Parachute Opening Shock: Does It Hurt?

    Learn what parachute opening shock is, if it hurts when a parachute opens, as well as the anatomy of a hard parachute opening,

    December 24, 2016
  • Can You Breathe While Skydiving

    Can You Breathe While Skydiving

    Many ask the question, 'Can you breathe while skydiving.' Explore that answer in our article on the subject & experience it for yourself at San Jose Skydiving!

    December 18, 2016
  • What to Wear Skydiving?

    What to Wear Skydiving?

    If you are preparing to try skydiving for the first time, you will want to know what to wear skydiving. Understand the do's and dont's for your big day!

    December 11, 2016
  • Why Can't I Bring My GoPro Skydiving

    Why Can't I Bring My GoPro Skydiving

    Learn why you can't bring your GoPro skydiving and understand the history, experience, and risks involved when taking a GoPro skydiving at San Jose Skydiving.

    December 4, 2016
  • Do You Have a Fear of Skydiving? Tips for a Great Skydiving Experience!

    Do You Have a Fear of Skydiving? Tips for a Great Skydiving Experience!

    Do you have a fear of skydiving? Most people are scared of skydiving. Learn the top tips on how to manage and overcome your fear and have a great skydive!

    November 21, 2016
  • Are Skydiving and Parachuting the Same Thing?

    Are Skydiving and Parachuting the Same Thing?

    Skydiving or Parachuting? What's the right terminology and are they the same thing?

    November 20, 2016
  • How Fast Do Skydivers Fall When Skydiving

    How Fast Do Skydivers Fall When Skydiving

    Learn how fast do you fall when skydiving and the different factors that could affect how fast skydivers fall and the speed involved skydiving.

    November 10, 2016
  • How Much Does It Cost to Go Skydiving in California

    How Much Does It Cost to Go Skydiving in California

    Learn how much does it cost to go skydiving in California and understand the breakdown of prices and cost variability to skydive in California.

    November 10, 2016
  • Does Your First Skydive Have To Be a Tandem?

    Does Your First Skydive Have To Be a Tandem?

    We tend to recommend that folks make their first skydive as half of a pair. Ain't no shame in it. Not at all. Here are 3 good reasons why.

    October 31, 2016
  • Why Silicon Valley Loves Skydiving

    Why Silicon Valley Loves Skydiving

    We're convinced the biggest secret in Silicon Valley is how the tech industry is blowing off steam. Sneaking off to the dropzone on weekends to skydive.

    October 28, 2016
  • Are Skydiving Videos Worth the Cost?

    Are Skydiving Videos Worth the Cost?

    A lot of folks look at the additional cost of a video and think that's an easy place to save a few bucks. While we completely understand the feeling, you should know that it's doing yourself a serious disservice to forego this key element of a first-time skydive. Here's why.

    October 19, 2016
  • 10 Skydiving Terms You Should Know

    10 Skydiving Terms You Should Know

    Skydiving is a sport with a veritable dictionary of funny terminology. When you walk around a dropzone, it can sometimes sound like we're speaking another language. Don't be dissuaded! Here are some of the more common ones, so you can have a little more context for your next conversation with a motor-mouthed jumper.

    October 18, 2016
  • The Science Behind Luke Aikins 'Heaven Sent' - Skydiving Without a Parachute

    The Science Behind Luke Aikins 'Heaven Sent' - Skydiving Without a Parachute

    Millions watched live on television as Luke Aikins skydived without a parachute from 25,000 ft. Here, we look at the science behind 'Heaven Sent', Aikins death-defying jump.

    September 20, 2016
  • 8 Skydiving Facts You May Not Know

    8 Skydiving Facts You May Not Know

    Learn about the first recorded jump, incredible skydiving facts and records, and why you should never say 'pull the ripcord' on a DZ. Here are 8 skydiving facts you may not know!

    September 16, 2016
  • Skydiving Risks for Tandem Jumps

    Skydiving Risks for Tandem Jumps

    Nervous about making your first-ever tandem skydive? Here we explore the risks of skydiving and explain why tandem skydiving is the safest it's ever been.

    September 13, 2016
  • Skydive Bay Area Deals: What to Look For

    Skydive Bay Area Deals: What to Look For

    Looking for the cheapest price to skydive in the bay area? Be skeptical of prices that seem much lower than the majority of skydiving centers. Learn more.

    September 6, 2016
  • Why You Should Jump From (Our) Perfectly Good Airplane

    Why You Should Jump From (Our) Perfectly Good Airplane

    We might be a little biased, but hear us out: our "perfectly good airplane" is the best one in the world to jump out of, and we can prove it! Here's why.

    August 23, 2016
  • How to Start Wingsuit Flying

    How to Start Wingsuit Flying

    Make no mistake: wingsuit flying is not as simple as getting a skydiving license, zipping on the suit and chucking yourself out the aircraft door. It's a process that takes a lot of time and cajones!

    August 16, 2016
  • Skydiving It’s Natural to Feel Scared

    Skydiving It’s Natural to Feel Scared

    Skydiving is a big leap to take and it's natural to feel scared. Here, we explain why people feel that way and how to get over the fear of skydiving.

    July 26, 2016
  • What Skydiving Taught Me

    What Skydiving Taught Me

    There's a lot to be learned in the world of skydiving! From personal lessons to the value of friendship and some lifelong skills, it will change the way you view the world. Here, we share some of the sport's greatest lessons.

    July 12, 2016
  • Skydiving FAQs: Your Questions Answered

    Skydiving FAQs: Your Questions Answered

    Ever wondered how high skydivers go? Or how long it takes to reach the ground? We answer all your questions here.

    June 28, 2016
  • Tandem Skydiving: What You Need to Know

    Tandem Skydiving: What You Need to Know

    Are you thinking of undertaking the biggest, most thrilling adventure of your life? If so, we've got some helpful info to confirm that need for speed! Let's go SKYDIVING!!!!!

    June 22, 2016
  • Is Skydiving Dangerous?

    Is Skydiving Dangerous?

    Tandem skydiving is the most popular way to experience skydiving. We explore and help answer the question, 'Is Skydiving Dangerous?'

    May 27, 2016
  • Living The Dream: How To Become a San Jose Skydiving Instructor

    Living The Dream: How To Become a San Jose Skydiving Instructor

    If you're thinking of taking your career to new heights and want to know what it takes to become a San Jose Skydiving instructor, read on!

    May 16, 2016
  • Tandem Skydiving: Tips To Enhance Your Experience

    Tandem Skydiving: Tips To Enhance Your Experience

    Tandem skydiving is one of the most popular ways to make your first jump. You don't need any experience to make a tandem skydive, so it's perfect for first time jumpers. Here are our tips to help you enhance your tandem experience.

    April 21, 2016
  • Skydiving San Jose? Why Choose Us

    Skydiving San Jose? Why Choose Us

    If you're looking for the perfect skydiving San Jose experience, you are probably considering a few NorCal skydiving centers ('dropzones'). If you asked a San Jose Skydiving regular why we're worth it, you'd probably be listening a while. If we've got some great things going for us!

    April 12, 2016

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