Published: August 16, 2016
The skydiving experience is unlike anything you've ever done before. It's exhilarating, it's exciting, it's empowering and it's fun!
Every year, we welcome thousands of skydivers, both new and experienced, who enjoy skydiving NY with us. We love meeting new jumpers and showing them the sport we're so passionate about. The skydiving community is more like a family and there's nothing better than welcoming new people into the fold.
That said, not everyone is cut out for skydiving. Here are a few tips to help you decide whether you should go skydiving or not.
Go Skydiving If... You Want To Explore Your Own Potential
Skydiving is an empowering experience. That's because skydiving takes a lot of guts.
Even if you're not particularly nervous about your skydive, jumping out of a plane is a big deal. There are very few people who can say they don't feel a few butterflies in their stomach as they make their way to the aircraft door!
Most people are nervous before they jump, which makes the jump itself an even bigger achievement. Perhaps you're raising money for charity, jumping to celebrate a special occasion or simply fulfilling a lifelong dream. Whatever the reason for your jump, it's something to be proud of.
It is, therefore a great way to explore your own potential. If you didn't think you could jump out of a plane, think again! Once you've done it, you'll question what else you can do... the possibilities are endless!
Go Skydiving If... You Want To Achieve Something Special
Skydiving is not your everyday activity. It's likely you'll be amongst the first people in your family and friendship group to do it. And that makes it something special.
If you've ever been part of a team building exercise where you've had to share something interesting about yourself, or introduced yourself to someone and wondered what to say, skydiving can be that thing! You can be really proud of your achievement and it's something exciting to talk about with others.
If you choose to include a video package with your skydive, you'll get a video and photos you can show to your friends and family too.
Go Skydiving If... You Want To See The World From A New Perspective
Skydiving gives you a whole new perspective on the world.
Literally speaking, the new perspective comes from the fact that you're thousands of feet above the ground, taking in stunning aerial views. Jump with us at Long Island Skydiving Center and you'll see NY in a whole new way.
On a more abstract level, the experience of jumping out of a plane opens your mind to the possibilities of what you can achieve and therefore changes your perspective. You'll feel empowered by what you've done. As the saying from Leonardo Di Vinci goes, "Once you have experienced flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return."