High Above The Skies: What Does Skydiving Feel Like?


What Does Skydiving Feel Like In High Above The Skies

With only 360 jumps and a few years off from the sport of high above the skies, you are only a baby skydiver. But the sensations will never leave you. And, you will forever feel like you are part of the skydiving family. Each jump is different, with feelings and emotions (all above the “elated” range) varying a bit. Some things don’t change, however. The look on a first-time passenger’s face when their instructor takes them to the door. It’s always the same. The “oh god” look, wondering why the hell they made this insane decision to jump out of an airplane. You love that look! Indeed, it might make you laugh every time.

High Above The Skies: What Does Skydiving Feel Like?
High Above The Skies: What Does Skydiving Feel Like?

When You Fly High Above The Skies

The biggest surprise once you leave the door, is that you don’t feel a stomach drop sensation like on a roller coaster. Even the wind! It is intense on that first jump from high above the skies. We don’t think you can take much in on your first ride until your parachute opens . and then it’s mainly a giant feeling of relief. Most people can absorb and enjoy the parachute flight and the incredible scenery from 6k feet. It’s only afterward in your mind when you’re safely on the ground .and reliving the experience in memory, that you’re able to slow things down enough to examine what you felt during freefall. And almost everyone agrees freefall feels like flying. Because that’s what it is.

The Feeling To Jump From High Above The Skies

Negative people like to make jokes about how it’s “falling” not “flying.” but that’s not the truth. We skydivers DO fly these machines called our bodies. We learn how the relative wind hits our body forms. Also, we adjust to maintain balance in many different positions. And skydivers have utilized many tools to enhance our body flights, like different types of suits, sky surfboards, and even inflatables. Once the parachute opens, that’s the second half of the skydive and other types of flight. There are so many disciplines in the sport of skydiving. It would be impossible to be a master at them all possible. That was my love.

That’s a lot of talking to “tell” someone what it feels. Honestly, if you’re curious, then you should go find out for yourself.

First: Unless you’ve had some experience flying in small aircraft, the scariest part of the experience may be the ride up to altitude.

High Above The Skies: What Does Skydiving Feel Like?
High Above The Skies: What Does Skydiving Feel Like?

 Beginners don’t jump out of planes. The instructor opens the door; the student leans out.they get hold of the wing strut and then steps out of the flight. The student hangs for a moment, legs flying backward, and then let’s go.

 The first several times you jump as a solo student, your parachute is connected to a “static line” .Therefore it is attached to the plane and deploys automatically within a few yards after jumping. Your job in these first few jumps is to go through the motions of pulling your ripcord, .and also maintaining a stable position as you fall from high above the skies.

Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter