Best Jumping Out of an Airplane 7 Things You Need To Know
Jumping Out of an Airplane, While some people want to live the thrilling experience of a tandem parachute jump, others, those who love adventure activities and risky sports, want to start practicing skydiving as athletes.
Whatever the purpose, everyone has to go through the same sensation: the one that only the first parachute jump can provide.
Just imagining jumping out of an airplane at 4000 meters of altitude is enough to make your stomach turn… Meanwhile, the emotion and adrenaline that you feel while living this experience are unique and worth it. Therefore, we have prepared a list of the main things to keep in mind if you are planning to skydive for the first time, read on!
1. Start with the Tandem Jump
The tandem jump is the one that is performed by an instructor. It is the best option for those who want to skydive for the first time. No previous experience or courses are necessary, just come and enjoy! In the tandem jump, you can relax and make the most of the feeling of pure adrenaline that skydiving provokes since the instructor is responsible for all the procedures and maneuvers, including the handling of the canopy.
2. Choose a certified school to make your tandem jump safely.
Tandem jumping is very safe if performed under the safety regulations of the air federation. Skydive MADRID is internationally recognized as a club by the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale), RFAE (Real Federación Aeronáutica Española), FAM (Federación Aérea Madrileña), as well as by other international organizations such as the USPA (United States Parachute Association).
3. Find out about the height of the jump
In Skydive MADRID you can make jumps at 4000 meters altitude. The fall from this height takes approximately 50 seconds, reaching speeds of over 200k/h, more exciting than any roller coaster!
4. Pay attention to the instructions before the jump
Before boarding the plane to jump from hundreds of meters of altitude, you will go through a short briefing with your tandem instructor. This briefing lasts about 15 minutes where the instructor will tell you about the exit, the free fall, the opening, and the landing and will teach you the body position to adopt in each of these moments.
5. Wear appropriate clothing
Come to jump with comfortable and sporty clothes that allow the movement of the arms and legs, they are the best to make your parachute jump. For your feet, it is advisable to jump in sneakers. In winter it is advisable to wear polar fleece and gloves that you should bring for the jump.
6. Find out about the restrictions for parachute jumping.
Skydiving is a sport that requires total lucidity to be practiced. Some situations may influence the safety of the jumper, such as drinking alcohol or having practiced scuba diving less than 24 hours before the jump. Therefore, it is not allowed to jump into these circumstances.
Other factors that may prevent jumping are weight, which should not exceed 100kg, and age: children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will sign the jump authorization on site.
7. Enjoy the parachute jump
With everything ready, it’s time to enter the plane and enjoy the experience. During the ascent, take a deep breath and look at the scenery to relax. At the moment of the jump, follow the instructions of your instructor and enjoy the free fall: scream, open your arms, throw kisses, make signs, and have fun! and feel the emotion of living one of the best experiences of your life.