Taking A Look At The World Of Skydiving And Parachuting In The United States


For someone who is looking for a little bit of excitement and adventure in his or her life, skydiving and parachuting can be the perfect solution to a life that is feeling even just a little bit boring and humdrum. Skydiving and parachuting are certain to put the thrill back in your life – and perhaps even a little more thrill than what you are actually looking for. However, skydiving and parachuting have become incredibly safe, as long as you follow all precautions that a new – and even, in some cases, an experienced – skydiver or someone who participates in parachuting should take. For one, going on a tandem skydive or parachuting experience with a trained skydiver is likely to be the best thing to do for your first time, as well as taking courses to prepare thoroughly and more than just adequately prepare you should you decide to look into the endeavor on your own later on, if you are someone that will feel the desire to embark on a solo skydiving or parachuting experience, which some people – even if they genuinely love skydiving and parachuting alike – never really have and are perfectly content to continue to tandem skydive.

Skydiving and parachuting has an incredibly long history – in fact, one that is far longer than the vast majority of people, potentially you and me both, even, would ever realize on our own. But it’s the truth, as Leonardo DaVinci himself was the one who came up with the first ever design for a parachute, rudimentary as it may have been, no comparison to the parachutes that we put into use with our full confidence today. But this was all the way back in the year of 1485 and in the hundred of years that have happened since, we have very much perfected the parachute and the art of parachuting as well as the art of skydiving.

And both activities, parachuting and skydiving alike, have only grown in popularity in the years leading up to the this, the current year of 2018, and this popularity is very likely to continue to grow in the years that are to come. Much of this has to do with the current generation, as more than sixty five percent of those who are considered to be part of the Millennial generation would describe themselves as adventurous when asked – in fact, as many as sixty nine percent of all people who are in their twenties and thirties, the millennial generation, are more adventurous than many of the generations preceding, and are likely to pass this on to the generations that are to come as well. And the Millennial generation is far from being all talk and no action, at least when it comes to the activities of skydiving and parachuting. In fact, there were more than three million skydives in the single year of 2017 alone, and there will potentially be even more by the time that the current year of 2018 draws to a close in just a few more months.

But skydiving and parachuting should always be attempted with the utmost safety considerations in mind. For one, you must have reached the age of eighteen, that of a legal adult, if you are looking to tandem skydive through a skydiving center. Though there are actually only about sixty seconds of free fall, it is easy to imagine that panic can set in – and the potential of this becomes even more likely if the person looking to participate in the event of skydiving or parachuting is not emotionally mature enough for something like this to happen. But once you reach the legal age of eighteen, skydiving is an activity that many people embark upon, looking for a little adventure, a little thrill, in their lives. Tandem skydiving is a great way to conquer this fear if it does exist, however, and many people who thought that they would hate skydiving actually end up loving it, even if they were incredibly scared before actually having their tandem skydiving experience.

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