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?
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
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?
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
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? 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?
Skydiving or Parachuting? What's the right terminology and are they the same thing?November 20, 2016
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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?
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
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 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
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
Top-notch and completely professional. I had an amazing experience from beginning to end.
» Tyler D.