Published: March 24, 2020
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.
Those of all ages (18 and up, of course)
Since we follow the guideliness of our national organization, the youngest we take are those 18 and over. However, there really isn't an upper limit for those over 18. If you're healthy and aren't limited physically, then skydiving is most definitely for you. We've hosted people well into their nineties! It's not about your age, but about your health and your spirit for adventure. Speaking of adventure . . .
Those who love adventure
Is there any adventure out there that could top skydiving? We'll give you a second to think about it. Did you come up with anything? We didn't either. Leaping from an airplane that's flying two plus miles over the earth, and freefalling at 120mph is the adventure of a lifetime. You'll be talking about it and thinking about it even after you make your jump.
Those who want to overcome a fear
We hear many people say they choose to skydive to beat their fear of heights. We are literally over two miles up when we skydive but we will let you in on a little secret - skydiving doesn't feel like a roller coaster; it doesn't feel like falling at all. You'll land back on this green earth and wonder why you were so scared about it in the first place. It's truly that peaceful.
Those who want to bond as a team
If you're looking for a team-building activity, look no further. The bond created when a group of people go skydiving together is unbreakable - you will always have this awe-inspiring shared experience together. From anything such as a team of co-workers, to a sports team, to a group of runners or cyclists, skydiving will undoubtedly solidify your connection.
Those who want to celebrate
Whether you're celebrating a milestone birthday, a graduation, bachelor party or you want to get engaged while skydiving, this is a celebration you'll never forget. And you might even choose to commemorate that milestone with a repeat skydive every year!
Those who want to break out of the norm
Have you been feeling stuck in your routine or in your life? Or maybe you've gotten out of a relationship and need something to give you a boost in the right direction. Hurling yourself out of our airplane could be just the fix you need. Regardless of whether you've gone skydiving hundreds of times or if this is your first time, most everyone reports that for a brief few minutes, all your worries disappear and all you can focus on is the feeling of the wind in your face and the beauty of the world as you float toward it.
Skydiving isn't for everyone, but don't let fear or age get in the way of you participating in this incredible adventure. Ultimately, we think it's best enjoyed if you're doing it because YOU want to do it, not because someone else wants you to. Ask yourself, "am I doing this for me?" If the answer is yes, then we'd love to share this adrenaline-fueled adventure with you. Call us at 631-351-5867 to book your spot!