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After Effects of Skydiving on the Brain
Being able to jump out of an aeroplane is an amazing thing, and is considered by a great many people to be an essential adventure they simply must do at some point. There is a lot to recommend it - the amazing views, the feelings of accomplishment, super cool people you meet along the way, the rewards of overcoming very natural fears and the memories you will treasure for a lifetime.December 17, 2020
Skydiving Cost: Is Cheaper Better
Tempted to find cheap skydiving near you? You may want to reconsider. We enjoy a bargain as much as anyone else, but there are definitely times when it pays to pay for quality. Times, dare we say, when a bargain isn't the best thing. Medical procedures, tattoos, and skydiving all come to mind. In these fields, most of the time, you get what you pay for. Would you try to find the cheapest brain surgeon near you? Of course not. You'd try to find the best.December 14, 2020
Skydiving Positions and Why It’s Important
It was not so long ago when people believed that if you stuck your arms and legs out when jumping from an aeroplane they would be torn off by the sheer force of the wind. This is not true, but there was an accurate basic assumption contained in this thinking - that speed does indeed affect how we skydive. The speed of your body zooming through the air creates force. This force is called the 'relative wind' and can be used in different ways to create stability and even movement while in freefall. The best way to experience relative wind on the ground is by sticking your hand out of the window of a car while traveling at a decent speed. You will be able to feel the power of the air pushing against the surfaces at different angles as you wiggle it about.November 9, 2020
Skydiving Dos and Donts: First Time Skydiving Tips
First time skydiving tips: you want 'em, we got 'em! If you're finally ready to scratch skydiving off your bucket list, we aim to ensure you have the best experience possible. Every adventure requires preparation, and by following our first time skydiving tips, you can do your part to set yourself up for a successful trip.October 9, 2020
How Will Weather Affect My Skydiving Day
Wondering whether the weather will affect your upcoming skydive? We are here to help. Because skydiving weather requirements aren't exactly common knowledge, you may not know what qualifies as good skydiving weather and what may put the kibosh on your adventure.October 9, 2020
Best Shoes For Skydiving
Skydiving is pretty simple and common sense will carry you far. It can get very technical and complicated once you dig in, but at a basic level it is about jumping, having fun, and landing correctly in the right place.September 25, 2020
Skydiving For the Disabled and Why it's Possible
Many members of the disabled community prove daily that the sky's the limit, and we are here to tell you it doesn't have to be: the sky is included! Regardless of physical ability, the bright, blue sky and all its wonder beckons. For those with doubts, we are here to tell you, achieving the dream of flight is possible even for those that have certain disabilities. As a sport, skydiving is far more accessible than you might imagine.September 11, 2020
Skydiving Weight Limit in New York: What You Must Know
Firstly and most importantly - we want everyone to experience skydiving. Introducing new people to freefall is what we do and excluding anyone for any reason is not by choice. However - there is indeed a weight limit for skydiving. Skydive Long Island's Weight limit is 225 pounds for height-to-weight proportional people. While it is potentially possible to skydive if you are a little over this, careful consideration must be applied for it to happen. Rules is rules and here is why...August 24, 2020
Tandem Skydiving: How to Budget For Your First Jump
Let's talk dollars and cents (and skydiving of course!).These days, many are keeping a close watch on their wallets and an eye on their spending habits. Operating on a budget may mean scaling back, but it doesn't have to mean putting the kibosh on your skydiving dream. If tandem skydiving has long been on your bucket list (or even if it's a recent addition), we're here to let you in on a little secret. It is entirely possible to make your skydiving dream a reality, even on a budgetAugust 16, 2020
How Fast Do You Fall When Skydiving Tandem?
The most common number you will find when searching for information about how quickly you fall while skydiving is 120 miles per hour. Is this true? The answer is both yes and no. Let's investigate a little bit...July 10, 2020
Does Skydiving Hurt Your Ears
Have you ever been on a commercial airliner or driven through the mountains and dealt with your ears popping? A common question we often receive is, 'does skydiving hurt your ears?' The simple answer is: it is rare that skydiving hurts your ears, but it really depends on the person. To be proactive in ensuring a good experience, here are a few tips about ears and skydiving!July 7, 2020
What are the Health Benefits of Skydiving?
A skydiving company talking about the health benefits of skydiving...seems a bit suspect. We aren't pulling your leg; it's entirely legitimate. Skydiving benefits people in a myriad of ways. Want to know more? Here's the deal with the health benefits of skydiving.June 27, 2020
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, PRECAUTIONS & PROTOCOL
Like many businesses, Long Island Skydiving Center (LISC) has strategies and procedures we plan to implement as we resume jump operations. LISC will strive to follow federal, state, and local guidance on how to conduct our business with respect to limiting the spread of Covid-19. We value the health and safety of every student and team member.June 19, 2020
Can You Do a Skydive in the Rain?
If the forecast is looking a bit drismal (a portmanteau of dreary and dismal with just a splash of drizzle), you might be wondering what it means for your skydive. Afterall, can you even skydive in the rain? Skydiving weather is a finicky thing, but we hope to clear up any questions you might have. Let's start with the basics.June 18, 2020
What makes a Great Tandem Skydiving Experience
A great skydiving experience is much more than jumping from a plane, free falling and landing. That's the easy part! A great skydiving experience is made up of many intangibles that happen behind the scenes long before guests ever arrive at the dropzone.
In this article, we're going to pull the curtain back and share some insider information on what truly makes a great skydiving experience.May 21, 2020
Top 3 Tips for Tandem Skydiving Landings
Skydiving is a sport of wonder as there's nothing in our day-to-day lives that compare it to. There's a world of so many unknowns such as the skydiving landing. If you've landed on this article (yes, we like puns!), then you might be curious about tandem skydiving landings and how it works. If we sparked your interest, then join us as we unveil the mysteries of the tandem skydiving landing with the top tips to help you on your journey!May 18, 2020
3 Effective Breathing Tips While Skydiving
The breath. The single act that gives us life. Much of it is autonomous, and then there are moments like when a girl says yes to marriage, or you get a brand new car, that take your breath away. Then, there's skydiving. A single act that just the thought of it, can make people hold their breath without even knowing it! So how can you breathe while skydiving? Is that even a thing? The answer is yes, and today, we will guide you through 3 effective breathing tips while skydiving!April 15, 2020
Prerequisites To Make Your First Skydive
Skydiving is one of the most amazing experiences we have access to as human beings. There is something so deeply exciting about falling from a great height using only the power of gravity, that it elevates freefall from an aeroplane to the very top of the pile of extreme experiences you can choose from.April 12, 2020
Who Is Skydiving For?
Prior to making the big leap, many who get up the nerve to go skydiving wrestle with questions about what type of person jumps out of a perfectly good airplane and wonder if skydiving really is for them. To help you answer that question, we've compiled a list of who skydiving is for based on the trends we see occurring here at Long Island Skydiving Center.March 24, 2020
Can you get altitude sickness skydiving?
You've booked your first skydive and now you seem to have a thousand questions coming to mind that weren't there before (totally normal, by the way). One of those questions is around whether you can get altitude or motion sickness from skydiving. The short answer is yes to both. However, the good news is that it's not very common if you're doing a normal tandem skydive. Keep reading to discover the facts.March 24, 2020
What to Wear for Each Season
Many people assume that skydiving operations only occur when it's warm out but that's certainly not true here at Long Island Skydiving Center. Part of being as prepared as you can for your first skydive includes knowing what to wear for whatever season you're planning to make the big leap. The name of the game here is to dress for success so you can focus on experiencing the thrill of a lifetime instead of being concerned about the weather. Keep reading to learn about the tips we suggest for skydiving in all seasons.February 24, 2020
How to Plan an Unforgettable Skydiving Marriage Proposal
Love is in the air (literally!) At Long Island Skydiving Center, we consider ourselves skydiving marriage proposal experts. Between our custom, tailored packages with competitive pricing and our experience helping infatuated individuals plan the perfect skydiving proposal, we make it easy for you to pop the big question.
We know you want to set the stage for the rest of your life with this one remarkable moment, and really, can you think of anything more magical than a skydiving proposal? Intrigued? Here's how you can plan a skydiving marriage proposal you'll both remember for a lifetime!February 20, 2020
The Biggest Regret: Not Getting a Skydiving Video
If a picture is worth a thousand words, why waste any time struggling to find the right way to express to your friends, family, and followers on social media how epic your skydive was, especially, when can just show them with your very own skydiving video!
As it turns out, one of the biggest regrets for first time skydivers is not getting a skydiving video. Wondering what all the hype is about? Here's a little information on skydiving videos.February 18, 2020
Should I Go Skydiving?
Is this you?: You want to go skydiving, but the very thought of exiting an aircraft and falling at 120 m.p.h. scares the bejeezus out of you? If that sounds familiar, you're in good company. Nearly everyone feels this way whether they want to admit it or not! So let's break this down...
Should you go skydiving?January 21, 2020