From your first tandem jump to your first freefall, the activity of skydiving has become a way for thrill seekers to experience the greatest thrill of their lives, as well as for even just ordinary people to seek out the thrill of a greater adventure than the everyday. And skydiving can be a good for your body as well as your mind, with tandem skydiving and solo skydiving alike burning a good amount of calories and providing physical resistance. From your first tandem jump to your first time solo skydiving, skydiving is an activity – and can even be classified as a sport – that has become hugely popular not only in the country of the United States, but in many other places all throughout the world.
In fact, with around sixty nine percent of all people who are included as part of the millennial generation feeling that they are adventurous people, nearly three and a half million skydives occurred in just the year of 2017 in the United States alone. But if you are new to the world of skydiving and are in the process of contemplating your first tandem jump, it is best that you fill up on as much information as possible regarding skydiving, much of which that can be obtained at your nearest skydiving center. At this close by skydiving center, you will be able to talk through any concerns that you might have about skydiving, as well as talk through the process which in and of itself is enough to put many anxious people’s minds at ease (even if they themselves are considered to be adventurous and are eagerly anticipating that first tandem jump, or even their first solo freefall). On top of this, a number of skydiving centers throughout the country of the United States now have the opportunity for indoor skydiving. Participating in at least one indoor skydive can be ideal for someone who is fearing that first tandem jump, and can help them to get used to the sensation of freefalling and all that comes with it.
It is also important to know the ins and outs of what skydiving actually means. First of all, it is crucial to note that many people looking to pursue and participate in their first tandem jump will be subject to an age restriction of eighteen years of age as a minimum age to participate in a first tandem jump or really a tandem jump at all. Though this may be disappointing to some, it is crucial for safety purposes and issues of potential liability. However, not all indoor skydiving facilities will have that age restriction, and the younger of the adventure seekers among us will likely be able to get their fix of skydiving in an indoor setting until they reach the legal age to participate in the real deal. What many people who are interested in a first tandem jump don’t realize is that the actual skydive itself is very brief. In fact, the average tandem jumpers will only actually free fall for what amounts for less than a minute before pulling the parachute and floating to the ground for what is approximately four minutes. If you choose to freefall solo, your fall will be just a bit shorter longer at an average of a full sixty seconds, as you will be carrying less weight and will not drop as quickly. Though the typical skydive starts at a height of thirteen thousand feet, it is not a long experience at all for the typical skydiver participating in a skydive, be it for a first tandem jump or a first solo freefall, in the county of the United States.
For many people, pursuing a skydiving experience and a first tandem fall is a great way to push their boundaries and step outside (sometimes very far outside) their established comfort zone. Skydiving can also be a great work out as well, burning more than two hundred total calories per hour for someone that is of average weight (around one hundred and fifty pounds). Skydiving presents adventure and fun, and is a great thing to try.