Published: June 14, 2017
Why Skydiving is a Once in a Lifetime Adventure
People always seem to talk about skydiving as a once in a lifetime adventure. Right? Maybe it's because the idea of jumping out of a plane sounds so intimidating to someone who hasn't yet done it. At any rate, that phrase gets thrown around a lot in skydiving. The truth is that skydiving both is and isn't a "once-in-a-lifetime" thrill--but maybe not for the reasons you think. Curious? Read on.
1. This is every-single-weekend kinda fun.
The experience of a skydive isn't just the moments you spend in the plane, in freefall, and under canopy. It's about what happens before; after; between. It's about meeting people--including (and you'll know what we mean when you do it) yourself. It's about learning something new about physics. It's about bringing your family and friends out to the dropzone for the day with a picnic, some blankets and a few pair of binoculars to watch the other jumpers fooling around in freefall. (They do really interesting stuff up in the sky, y'know: zooming around upside-down, sitting on chairs made of air, swooshing across the sky in wingsuits...) This is the kind of thing you're going to want to spend every weekend doing.
2. You're going to want more of the off-label benefits.
If skydiving were truly once-in-a-lifetime, the powerful benefits of skydiving wouldn't fill out such a long list.
Skydiving delivers a heaping helping of empowerment alongside the adrenaline rush. Unlike, say, riding a roller coaster, skydiving makes you a partner in the proceedings as opposed to a piece of meat that gets strapped in and sent on your way. On a skydive, you learn about body flight; you learn about parachutes; you have a part, albeit a commensurably simple one, to play. When you land, the knowledge that you succeeded makes you feel great. You'll carry that pride (and wonderment, really!) around for a long time.
Once you know you can--and once you successfully do--you'll want more. Trust us.
3. Your first time IS once-in-a-lifetime.
Here's where skydiving truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the first time. Just like your first word or your first step or your first kiss as a married couple, there's only one time in your life that you'll do your first skydive. Don't make the mistake of foregoing the video!
Even if you don't end up falling head-over-heels for the sport (like we did, when we started, and like so many others do), there's a very good chance you'll do a few more--to mark important milestones, to see incredible scenery as you travel and to just remind yourself of the fact that you're the kind of person who faces fear head-on. Hear this, y'all: Once you're hooked on freefall, you're probably going to giggle out loud when you think about the fact that you used to think about skydiving as a "once in a lifetime adventure." Jumping out of an airplane at 13,500' might become a once-before-breakfast adventure, and the world is going to be so much bigger and brighter than you imagine. Learn to skydive. You'll see--the adventure keeps on growing! Book your Skydive Today!
...would go back again
» Bonnie M.