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Skydiving or parachuting is from an airplane for fun. It is not for faint hearted people. It is jumping from an aircraft and safely returning to the ground with the help of a parachute. It is a very popular adventure activity with millions of people experiencing the thrill of skydiving throughout the world.
Though skydiving seem an extremely dangerous activity. However with training, proper execution and better equipment, accidents and fatalities are very rare. In most countries a skydiver must complete 5 jumps with at least one certified instructor before they can parachute alone. Detailed lessons on parachute safety and procedures are completed on the ground. The jump can also be made from a helicopter or a balloon that is high enough in the sky. Skydiving can be an exciting sport.
Skydiving includes free falling around 4,000m (or 12,500ft) offering 40 to 50 seconds of freefall time through the air prior to opening a parachute. During a skydive, total freedom and control of the air can be enjoyed as well as many complex and spectacular manoeuvres including flat turns, somersaults and formation skydiving.
Types of Sky-Diving:
Tandem skydiving is the form where you are attached to a skilled skydiver and are basically along for the ride.
Static Line is for military airborne soldiers who jump about 3,000 feet high with a chord hooked on a plane that pulls their parachute open.
Accelerated Freefall (AFF) is for the first time skydivers who want maximum thrill. You jump with 2 instructors. However you have your own parachute. Your responsibility is to deploy your own parachute. These instructors check that you are performing everything safely and will stay with you until you open your parachute. Once your chute is open they will help you with landing by instructions on radio.
At HobbyLancer, you will come across various adventure loving people. Whatever method you pick for your first skydive, you will find skydiving an extremely thrilling experience. Besides being a recreational activity there are also professional careers that require skydiving. These include airborne soldiers from the military, firefighters and sometimes medical personnel.