Reasons To Skydive

By: David Swanson

Can you see yourself as someone who would jump out of an airplane flying at 15,000 feet? It may seem a bit strange that some people will fly high up into the sky in an airplane and then intentionally leap out, but to others it is their sport of choice.

For a lot of people it is a necessary part of their job. Rescue workers, paratroopers, fire fighters often times will have to jump from planes because their destination is usually not accessible by any other means.

But a lot of people do it just for fun. These individuals will make a sport out of jumping from a plane, off a cliff or high bridge. Can you imagine why someone is daring and crazy enough to do this? Well, read on and find out why these daredevils will participate in such a wild and seemingly crazy sport.

Skydiving is a sport that can be extremely exhilarating. Each dive is marked with potential danger that makes this sport more challenging and fascinating than other sports.

Bear in mind however that skydiving is extreme and is not for everyone. If you are afraid of heights, then forget skydiving and try something else.

When a skydiver first jumps out of the plane he will experience a downward falling sensation which will continue until he reaches terminal velocity which is around 120 mph. Generally this sensation will fade after reaching terminal velocity because he is no longer accelerating.

Most skydivers make their first jump with an experienced and trained instructor. During the jump the trainer is responsible for a stable exit, and maintaining a proper freefall position. With training, experience and mastering aerial skills the fear of jumping will eventually diminish.

Taking the plunge is akin to flying. Some people are fascinated with the science of skydiving that enables you to actually control your movement while hurling towards earth at speeds up to 120 miles per hour then gracefully float onto the ground.

Skydiving can be thrilling and give you an adrenaline rush like no other sport. People get addicted to the thrill that is experienced when taking that first step out of the plane and into the air.

After you have had the experience of soaring through the clouds and seeing the panoramic views of the landscape far below you will never want to stop skydiving. People who skydive often times speak of the beauty, and the sense of freedom they experience, floating through the air, and clouds.

Skydiving is an experience that you can share with friends and family. It is something you can tell your grandchildren about to make them proud of their heritage. It can give you a great story to tell when you get together with friends.

Whether you are part of a skydiving team, or prefer to skydive solo you will always enjoy the sensation of flying. Skydiving is more than just falling from a plane to the earth far below, it is the ability to control your body as you are in a freefall. There are skydiving teams that are able to make their dives look like a ballet in the sky.

Many sports that you are not familiar with may seem strange and unnatural. But after you learn more about a particular sport and experience it for yourself you can become a convert to it. In any sport that you may become involved in, there is an adrenaline rush that lures you back for more. It is the same with skydiving. The rewards of a stronger self esteem and the knowledge that you were able to overcome a possible fear are part of the draw to the sport of skydiving.

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