Why Jump Out of a Perfectly Good Airplane?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Imagine you’re sitting in a perfectly good airplane, looking out at stunning views of the Carolinas and listening to the relaxing hum of the engines.

A few minutes later, that humming sound changes as the wing flaps come down and the airplane slows its forward speed. The door opens and people climb out. They’re all here for one reason and one reason alone – to skydive!

Every year in the US, thousands of people choose to skydive for the first time and thousands more enjoy skydiving as an ongoing hobby. Here, we’ll explore why people skydive and what you can expect if you should choose to give it a go.

Adrenaline Rush

One of the biggest reasons to skydive is the rush of adrenaline you’ll feel as you leave the plane and fall toward the earth.

Adrenaline is the body’s natural response to perceived danger, engaging the ‘fight or flight’ state. This is what makes us feel like our heart is beating faster. Time feels like it slows down and our senses become heightened.

It’s easy to become addicted to the adrenaline rush you get when you skydive. It’s a feeling that stays with you throughout your skydiving career too. Trust us, you’ll never get bored of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane!

Celebrating after making a tandem skydive.

Empowerment

Another reason people choose to skydive is that it gives a feeling of empowerment that’s difficult to achieve elsewhere.

The fact remains that skydiving isn’t a ‘normal’ thing to do. It’s not something everyone can bring themselves to do, and that’s not a bad thing. But it does mean that, as a skydiver, you feel like you’re achieving something beyond the norm, pushing yourself beyond limits that others don’t.

It’s a great accomplishment to jump and one which often leaves people feeling very empowered and as if there’s nothing they can’t achieve if they put their mind to it.

skydiving empowerment

Escape

Can you remember the last time you really forgot about your worries and focused on the present moment?

It’s not easy to do. Particularly in today’s world, where we’re more connected than ever and it’s easy to check work emails on the go or find ourselves preoccupied with concerns about what we need to do and where we’re going.

Now imagine you’re falling through the air at 120mph. Would you be thinking about work or what to make for dinner? Probably not!

Skydiving is a great way to escape daily life and free your mind of worries. When you jump, you focus on the present moment and nothing else matters.

Why Do People Skydive?

The only way to truly understand why people skydive is to try it for yourself. Get in touch today if you’d like to ask us any questions, book your skydive online or get our tips on how to make the most of your experience.

student in freefall with psp instructor

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