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.

Is there an article you'd like to see written or would you like to share a skydiving article based on your experience? Let us know, we'd love to publish your thoughts about the experience!

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  • What Is Skydiving and Why It's Different Than You Think

    What Is Skydiving and Why It's Different Than You Think

    If I asked you to tell me what skydiving is - what would you tell me? If you're unfamiliar with the sport, you'd almost certainly be wrong. Skydiving isn't just falling out of an airplane. Not by half! We're here to tell you why it's different than you think.

    April 17, 2018
  • Tiny Broadwick and Other Famous Female Skydivers

    Tiny Broadwick and Other Famous Female Skydivers

    In celebration of Women's History Month this March, let us introduce you to the famous female skydivers who pioneered our sport: Tiny Broadwick, Kathe Paulus and Jeanne Genevieve Labrosse-Garnerin.

    March 20, 2018
  • How To Choose The Right Dropzone

    How To Choose The Right Dropzone

    How do you choose the right dropzone? Skydiving is a much more premeditated prospect than going to the amusement park - in fact, it's a bit like going to the doctor. Read about what you need to know to find the right dropzone for you.

    March 7, 2018
  • What to Eat Before Skydiving

    What to Eat Before Skydiving

    Are you wondering what to eat before skydiving? Can you be drunk skydiving? Read our solid tips and tricks and show up for your tandem skydive prepared like a pro.

    February 15, 2018
  • Born to Fly - A Skydiving Instructor's Fantastic Voyage to LISC

    Born to Fly - A Skydiving Instructor's Fantastic Voyage to LISC

    Some people are just born to fly. Read about Matt Benelli's fantastic voyage from desk to sky and becoming one of LISC's skydiving instructors - and be inspired.

    January 22, 2018
  • How to Prepare for Skydiving - Mentally + Physically

    How to Prepare for Skydiving - Mentally + Physically

    If you promised yourself over New Years' Eve champagne that this is going to be your year to make the leap, you're now probably looking for ways how to prepare for skydiving - both mentally and physicially - before the warmer weather hits. And you're right to start thinking about it now ... Here are our tips.

    January 9, 2018
  • Can You Breathe While Skydiving?

    Can You Breathe While Skydiving?

    The answer, of course, is a resounding yes. You can breathe while skydiving. In fact, we actively encourage breathing while skydiving.

    December 11, 2017
  • Skydiving: The Greatest Gift Ever

    Skydiving: The Greatest Gift Ever

    Ever wish you could pack up the sky, wrap it in pretty paper, and present it to your favorite person in the world? You can do just that. We show you why a skydiving gift certificate is more than just a creative skydiving gift.

    December 7, 2017
  • Skydiving Weather Conditions: How Can They Affect My Tandem Jump?

    Skydiving Weather Conditions: How Can They Affect My Tandem Jump?

    How important are skydiving weather conditions? Here's the brief beta on how weather can affect your tandem skydive - just so you're ready to see it from the expert perspective.

    November 10, 2017
  • Skydiving Experience: What to Watch For

    Skydiving Experience: What to Watch For

    Your skydiving experience can differ depending on where you do it. We'll explain what to look out for and how you can have the best skydiving experience money can buy.

    November 10, 2017
  • How Much Does Skydiving Cost For The First Time?

    How Much Does Skydiving Cost For The First Time?

    Have you ever wondered: how much does skydiving cost? Read on and we'll let you know how much you can expect to pay for your first and second jump, what kinds of discounts are available, and what the costs are for options like skydiving video and pictures.

    October 31, 2017
  • What to Expect On Your Tandem Jump

    What to Expect On Your Tandem Jump

    We want you to know exactly what you can expect from us and from your tandem skydiving experience, so we've put together this handy guide.

    October 10, 2017
  • Is skydiving scarier than roller coasters?

    Is skydiving scarier than roller coasters?

    If the idea of skydiving scares you, you're not alone. But most jumpers tell us that skydiving is nowhere near as scary as roller coasters. Learn more here.

    September 13, 2017
  • Thoughts You'll Have While Skydiving

    Thoughts You'll Have While Skydiving

    Here's what you can reckon will be pouring through your never-more-woke brain at every step of the tandem skydiving process. Enjoy!

    September 1, 2017
  • Summer Skydiving: Your Ultimate Adventure

    Summer Skydiving: Your Ultimate Adventure

    Ah, it's summertime. The skies are blue and the breeze is warm. What better way to complement your trip out to the beaches of Long Island than with a jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

    August 15, 2017
  • The Most Unforgettable Engagement Idea. (Ever!)

    The Most Unforgettable Engagement Idea. (Ever!)

    If you're searching for a truly unique proposal idea, give us a call. We can throw around a little brainstorm and help you set up an absolutely unforgettable engagement.

    August 14, 2017
  • Skydiving For Teens and Students

    Skydiving For Teens and Students

    If you decide to have your 18th birthday party at the dropzone, you certainly wouldn't be the first. Just make sure to bring enough cake for your instructor!

    July 11, 2017
  • What Is It Like Flying in a Small Plane?

    What Is It Like Flying in a Small Plane?

    What is it like flying in a small plane? "General aviation" ("GA," for short) is the term for all civil aviation operations outside of scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for hire. It's the catchall term for small airplane flights ranging from gliders and powered parachutes to pilot schools to private jets.

    July 7, 2017
  • Skydiving Is Just Like Working Out

    Skydiving Is Just Like Working Out

    You know how people make New Year's resolution every year to start going to the gym? We often see this same concept with the way people approach their first skydive.

    June 20, 2017
  • Why We Love Skydiving and Why You'll Love it Too

    Why We Love Skydiving and Why You'll Love it Too

    There's nothing like the moment you jump from an airplane, or the rush of the wind as you fall through the air. Learn more here!

    June 14, 2017
  • Is A Parachute Easy To Steer?

    Is A Parachute Easy To Steer?

    Modern parachutes are much easier to steer than their old school equivalents. But are they easy to steer? Find out more here.

    May 12, 2017
  • The Most Scenic Places To Skydive in the USA

    The Most Scenic Places To Skydive in the USA

    Making a skydive is life changing. Making a skydive with an extraordinary view... awe-inspiring. Seeing the beauty of this world from 10,000 feet gives perspective and gratitude for the world we live in. There are hundreds of skydiving centers located around the United States and we've jumped at the majority of them! We got together made our list of the most scenic skydives in the USA.

    May 6, 2017
  • Group Skydiving: Discounts, Bonding, and Accountability

    Group Skydiving: Discounts, Bonding, and Accountability

    Group Skydiving? You might be surprised that there are lots of benefits in it for you if you manage to wrangle your family, coworkers, classmates and friends out for a day at the dropzone. Here's what you need to know.

    April 30, 2017
  • Dressing for Success: What to Wear During Your Skydive

    Dressing for Success: What to Wear During Your Skydive

    The key to knowing what to wear on a skydive is understanding that skydiving is a sport. From there, the logic is pretty evident. Here are our best tips for successful dressing on a skydive.

    April 24, 2017
  • Why A Fear of Heights Means Nothing in Skydiving

    Why A Fear of Heights Means Nothing in Skydiving

    A fear of heights shouldn't put you off skydiving! In fact, many skydivers are scared of heights... find out more here.

    March 28, 2017
  • What Skydiving Feels Like

    What Skydiving Feels Like

    What does it feel like to jump out of an airplane? It's unlike anything you've ever done before. Find out more here./skydive-nyc-contact/

    March 28, 2017
  • How Old Do You Have To Be To Go Skydiving?

    How Old Do You Have To Be To Go Skydiving?

    Skydiving is an exciting sport at any age! Here in the US, you need to be 18 to jump. Find out more here.

    February 21, 2017
  • What's the Weight Limit For Skydiving?

    What's the Weight Limit For Skydiving?

    The skydiving weight limit for tandem students at the Long Island Skydiving Center is about hard numbers and our dropzone's steel-clad emphasis on safety. Here's the true facts in black and white.

    February 10, 2017
  • 4 Secret Skydiving Facts

    4 Secret Skydiving Facts

    Did you know that skydiving has a few secrets? One of the coolest things about the sport is that there's so much more to skydiving than...

    January 23, 2017
  • Skydiving is Not Just for Crazy People

    Skydiving is Not Just for Crazy People

    Thinking that skydivers must be crazy is certainly understandable, if you've never done a skydive before. It's super-likely--thanks to Hollywood's dedicated misinterpretation of our sport--that you don't have a solid idea of how skydiving actually feels. But read on to learn who shouldn't skydive...

    January 11, 2017
  • 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
  • Skydiving NYC: A Lifetime Experience Just Outside the City

    Skydiving NYC: A Lifetime Experience Just Outside the City

    Looking for a once in a lifetime experience? You've come to the right place. We are the closest skydiving NYC location you can get to from the city (because skyscrapers don't make for easy landings) - just 65 miles east of NYC. And here are all the reasons why you want to jump with us.

    April 8, 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
  • Michelle Poler - 100 Days Without Fear

    Michelle Poler - 100 Days Without Fear

    Will you live in fear or conquer your fears? These are the questions Michelle Poler had to ask herself and while creating her challenge... she went viral!

    June 30, 2015
  • Why Jump from a Perfectly Good Airplane?

    Why Jump from a Perfectly Good Airplane?

    It's hard for people to get their heads around the concept of skydiving as a hobby and skydivers themselves often find it difficult to explain why they do what they do, but it all boils down to one thing... FREEDOM.

    June 12, 2015
  • The Rewards of Skydiving

    The Rewards of Skydiving

    Life is full of risk. Is skydiving a necessary risk? It depends who you ask, but millions of people around the world will tell you it is.

    June 1, 2015
  • Skydiving Terminology Explained

    Skydiving Terminology Explained

    There are a lot of terms in the skydiving lexicon that are used so frequently that we often forget that those on the outside of the sport don't know what they mean. Here we clarify commonly used skydiving terminology.

    May 27, 2015
  • The World's Best Skydiving Destinations

    The World's Best Skydiving Destinations

    This week we ask the question: if you could skydive anywhere in the world, where would it be? Check out our list of The World's Best Skydiving Destinations.

    May 22, 2015
  • Skydiving Myths, Explained

    Skydiving Myths, Explained

    There's a lot of misinformation out there about skydiving, so we'd like to share the truth behind 5 commonly held skydiving myths.

    May 20, 2015
  • Top 10 Reasons to Go Skydiving

    Top 10 Reasons to Go Skydiving

    Why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Good question! There's a lot of great reasons to go skydiving, but here are our top 10.

    May 13, 2015
  • Top 5 Most Influential Skydiving Movies

    Top 5 Most Influential Skydiving Movies

    There are a lot of movies out there that feature a skydiving scene or two, and even a handful that focus solely on skydiving - but only a few have managed to positively impact the sport of skydiving by inspiring spectators to become jumpers. Check out our Top 5 picks for Most Influential Skydiving Movies of All Time.

    May 6, 2015
  • Our Favorite Skydiving Commercials

    Our Favorite Skydiving Commercials

    We've seen a lot of skydiving commercials in our time - some are funny, some are innovative, and some are just plain silly! Here's a few of our favorites from the last decade.

    April 4, 2015
  • Top 5 Long Island Adventures

    Top 5 Long Island Adventures

    Visiting Long Island and looking for ADVENTURE? We've got you covered! These are the top 5 MUST DO ADVENTURES on Long Island!

    March 6, 2015
  • Can You Feel How Fast You're Falling in Freefall?

    Can You Feel How Fast You're Falling in Freefall?

    When you go skydiving you know you're freefalling FAST, but just how fast exactly? Can you tell?

    February 6, 2015
  • Finding Peace at 10,000 Feet: The Inspiring Story of Ben Srulevich

    Finding Peace at 10,000 Feet: The Inspiring Story of Ben Srulevich

    Last week, Long Island Skydiving Center had the privilege of taking former NYPD police officer Ben Srulevich up for a tandem skydive. We use the word "privilege" because Ben's journey to 10,000 feet is one of the most challenging, courageous and inspiring we've had the honor to be a part of.

    July 10, 2014

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