Published: May 9, 2017
How to Overcome Fear
Skydiving's scary. There, we said it! You're jumping out of an airplane; of course, you're perfectly normal if you have a fear of skydiving.
You're not alone, either. Skydivers of all shapes and sizes have to get over their fears - even the ones who've been jumping forever. Whether it's in the run up to your jump day, once you arrive at the drop zone or that moment at the door when you're looking out into freefall, nerves are part and parcel of the experience.
So how can you overcome your fear of skydiving? Here are a few tips from our team:
Learn more about it
Often, it's the fear of the unknown that gets us - especially if this is your first skydive.
You don't know what to expect, so your brain starts coming up with all sorts of scenarios. The best way to overcome the fear of the unknown? Make it known.
You're welcome to stop by the drop zone before the day of your jump. This is a great opportunity to see the operation, watch some skydivers coming into land and to speak to our super friendly staff.
Watch skydiving videos
Skydivers love cameras. We love jumping with them attached to our helmets, and we love being filmed by them.
That means there are loads of photos and videos out there which show what skydiving is like. Check out a few of the ones we've got here on our website and you'll see happy, smiling people enjoying the experience of a lifetime. That's going to be you!
Uncover the reality behind the myths
You've probably heard stories about skydiving. There are lots of myths out there, few of them true.
For example, some people believe you can't breathe in freefall. That's not true. It's easy to breathe in freefall and the only reason some people struggle is that they simply forget to do it. Skydiving, quite literally, can take your breath away!
There's another myth that you 'go up' when your parachute opens. Again, not true! The reason it looks like people ascend when their parachute opens is simply that the person filming continues to fall, which the opening parachute reduces the skydiver's rate of descent.
There are lots of myths about skydiving, that's for sure. The reality is that it's an incredible experience, one that we love to share with first-timers and one that draws so many people in as a lifetime hobby.
Are you ready to overcome your fear of skydiving? Book your skydive with us today.
...would go back again
» Bonnie M.