There are certain things a new skydiver needs to know before making their first jump. There are different types of safety equipment you’ll have, tips about managing the free fall and gliding down when the parachute opens and ideas about overall physical safety.
Skydiving is Safe
Contrary to what many folks say skydiving is safe as long as you follow some basic guidelines. There are some deaths from skydiving each year; an average of 35 or so from around 2 million jumps. Other things that may factor in the safety of jumping:
The aircraft – all aircraft are required to meet certain safety standards by the aviation sector in addition to skydiving regulations.
The equipment – a lot of people who are fearful of skydiving say that the possible failure of security equipment is what prevents them from going. In actuality, equipment rarely fails. Again, check the centre’s track record before you opt to jump together.
Procedures – Most injuries and deaths related to skydiving need to do with a lack of understanding. You’ve got to pay attention to, and make sure that you fully understand, the processes and the judgment calls you might need to make.
Requirements for Physical Health and Age
The government does not regulate the age or physical health of skydivers. However, most skydiving centers need that jumpers meet the age requirement of 18. If you have any questions about your health you should go to your doctor for a physical. There’s no”high age” for skydiving.
There’s standard safety equipment used during each hop. They include:
A helmet – the landing could be a little difficult sometimes. A helmet will protect your head in case of a tough or hard landing.
A jumpsuit – a jumpsuit is the thing that will protect you from wind and any debris. The initial shock from the cold when you jump is something that doesn’t need to be added to your already nervous mind and body.
A tap – The harness needs to fit properly. Ensure that your jumpsuit and harness work well together and do not create any openings or openings.
An automatic activation device – that opens the parachute at a predetermined elevation and is a excellent tool for first time jumpers.
An altimeter – this piece of equipment measures your altitude.
The instructor/trainer – he or she teaches you what you will need to know and if it’s your first time skydiving it is recommended that you do it with a teacher.
Other Things to Consider
Use sign language instead of trying to talk.
Do not eat anything heavy or greasy before your jump