- Old friends are best. John Selden
Ah, mans greatest dream.. Or so they say.
Experience true flight. You have to get out of the boat to swim, right? So get out of the plane! Plain and simple, flying with friends is pretty cool. You can create formations, fly around and take docks or even track horizontally with others similar to birds in a flock! While skydiving you learn to control your body and fly with the relative wind. It’s truly amazing, and can be quite challenging as you progress. Once you learn to fly on your belly, you eventually start learning other disciples and flight orientations including back flying, sit flying and head down. Don’t forget about canopy flight.. That stuff is pretty cool too!
Sense of Freedom
I get a profound feeling of freedom while skydiving.
Anything that may have been on your mind disintegrates. It frees you from any stress or problems that may have been occurring. You’re thousands of feet away from everyday life, surrounded by the vast blue sky while flying.
Beauty & Peacefulness
Yes! You may think that the ride up to altitude and jump will be scary, nerve wracking and intense. And for your first jumps it can be, but once you leave the plane you might see why I say peaceful. There’s nothing like some fresh air and being able to see for miles, or flying past some nice puffy cumulus clouds. Not to mention enjoying the view under canopy thousands of feet above civilization. But my favorite has to be the moment you leave the airplane, flying your body for the next minute with the people around you, trying to improve your flying.
Conquer your Fears
You know that fear..
The natural ingrained human fear of heights, and the feeling of danger. Going through with your first skydive, and conquering all of those natural fears is very rewarding and empowering. I mean you just jumped out of an airplane, what can’t you do now? It definitely can have a positive impact on your perspective of fear and life in general.
Experience Something Incredible
Your first skydive is something you’ll likely never forget.
Sure it might be a little expensive for your first jump, and yeah the actual skydive might not take that long. But the experience has some great depth to it, and the idea of value by time doesn’t apply. If you think about it, the entire experience likely lasted half the day of more! not to mention all the mental, emotional and physiological build up minutes, hours, days or perhaps weeks beforehand. Plus, if you get hooked and continue with the sport, it only costs about $20 for a jump ticket! Or half of your money for the rest of your life..