Skydiving Articles

Skydiving Articles

Are you thinking of skydiving, but aren't sure? Allow our resident experts to share their thoughts with you in our collection of skydiving articles focusing on different aspects of the sport.

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2016 | Skydiving

  • Why Do People Skydive?

    Why Do People Skydive?

    Why do people skydive? As skydivers, we often find that people we meet have certain preconceptions about why a person would choose to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. It can be assumed that skydivers are an adrenaline crazy, reckless bunch of thrill seekers living on the edge of society. But are they? Read on and decide for yourself.

    December 27, 2016
  • Best Experience Gifts for Couples

    Best Experience Gifts for Couples

    Want to know the best experience gifts for couples? According to hard science, the best gifts you can give aren't things. They're experiences!

    December 16, 2016
  • How to Prepare for Skydiving | Avoid These Top 5 Mistakes

    How to Prepare for Skydiving | Avoid These Top 5 Mistakes

    Here are the 5 most common trip-ups that lie in wait to rob you of awesome--and how you can make sure that these mistakes don't happen to you.

    November 28, 2016
  • How to Skydive in 5 Steps

    How to Skydive in 5 Steps

    If you're interested in learning how to skydive solo or go skydiving for the first time there are a few things you're going to need to do first.

    November 15, 2016
  • Should You Go Skydiving With A Cold?

    Should You Go Skydiving With A Cold?

    If you're not sure what all the fuss is about, heed our warnings--and learn a little bit about why problem noses are not to be brought to altitude.

    October 19, 2016
  • The Science Behind Skydiving Without a Parachute

    The Science Behind Skydiving Without a Parachute

    While we don't endorse skydiving without a parachute, we're proud of Luke Aikins' landmark maneuver that'll go down as one of skydiving's greatest stunts.

    September 28, 2016
  • Skydiving NYC Deals: Buyer Beware

    Skydiving NYC Deals: Buyer Beware

    Leery of low-priced skydiving? You totally should be. Low-priced operators are cheap for a reason. Be wary of skydiving deals that seem too good to be true!

    September 21, 2016
  • Is Skydiving Safe?

    Is Skydiving Safe?

    First off: You should be congratulated for asking this question. That you're the kind of person that manages risk intelligently speaks very well of you! Here we deal with this all-important question.

    August 23, 2016
  • Should I Go Skydiving?

    Should I Go Skydiving?

    Skydiving is unlike anything you've done before. After your first skydiving experience, you'll question what else you can do... the possibilities are endless!

    August 16, 2016
  • What Was The Highest Skydive Ever Made?

    What Was The Highest Skydive Ever Made?

    In 2012, Felix Baumgartner made a skydive from the edge of space. Two years later, a Google exec broke his record. Read about the highest skydives in the history of this sport.

    July 19, 2016
  • Celebrity Skydivers: The Stars Who’ve Taken To The Skies

    Celebrity Skydivers: The Stars Who’ve Taken To The Skies

    We all love to follow what our favorite celebrities are up to. When those celebrities take to the skies, we get a glimpse into their real lives in a way we've never seen them before. View some of their skydiving videos to get a behind the scenes look at their experience!

    July 12, 2016
  • Is Skydiving Therapeutic?

    Is Skydiving Therapeutic?

    While we recognize that skydiving isn't therapy in a traditional sense, there are many reasons why it's good for you!

    June 27, 2016
  • Tandem Skydiving FAQs Answered

    Tandem Skydiving FAQs Answered

    If you're preparing for your first-ever skydive with Long Island Skydiving Center, you probably have a lot of questions rattling around in your head. Here are our answers to your top five tandem skydiving faqs.

    June 22, 2016
  • How Dangerous is Tandem Skydiving?

    How Dangerous is Tandem Skydiving?

    Jumping from a perfectly good plane does bring about risk, but how much risk? We take a look at the question many of our guests ask all the time: How Dangerous Is Tandem Skydiving?

    May 30, 2016
  • Why We Jump From Perfectly Good Planes

    Why We Jump From Perfectly Good Planes

    "Why would anyone jump from a perfectly good plane?" If you'd really like to know the honest answer, click here. It's much more than a bucket list activity!

    May 9, 2016
  • Is Skydiving Scary?

    Is Skydiving Scary?

    If you have met anybody who is part of the skydiving NYC community, or even somebody who has just made a single tandem skydive, they'll tell you that jumping from a 'perfectly good airplane' isn't as scary as you'd think. Seems strange to think skydiving wouldn't be scary, yet it's the fear of it that keeps many people on the ground.

    April 18, 2016
  • What To Know Before Skydiving

    What To Know Before Skydiving

    Thinking about going for your first tandem jump? Wondering what you need to know before skydiving? No worries, we're here to help! Here's some helpful advice to ease your mind and ensure that you have the best skydiving experience possible.

    March 17, 2016

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