Tips For Safe Parachute Jumping

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Jumping out of an airplane is a great way to get a jump on your record and to get a lot of flight time. If you are considering taking a jump you should consider some things first.

First, if you decide to do parachute jumping you should go through the parachute jumping training. This will help you be prepared for the jump. Pre-parachuting is basically preparing yourself for the physical challenges of jumping out of an airplane. Since this can be a very scary experience, it is important to be mentally and physically fit. Practicing in advance will also help you develop strategies for dealing with any trauma scoring systems that may be applied while in the air.

Jumping Out Of An Airplane

It is important to talk to a parachute jumping instructor prior to jumping out of an airplane. Most instructors will teach you how to parachute land and will let you know if you have any special needs that you should be aware of. If you feel uneasy about doing the jump, you can contact your instructor and talk about the situation. There may be other benefits for jumping out of an airplane other than getting a jump in.

The most common training used by instructors for parachute jumping is called accelerated free fall. This is designed for those who are able to read instructions well and who have no problem walking off of an airplane. Your instructor should instruct you to wear a harness that is tight enough to hold you, but loose enough so that if you drop from the parachute you do not break anything. The instructor may also instruct you to get into a head hold before you leave the canopy so that if you break anything there is an experienced person to fix it.

Static Line Parachute Jumping

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There are two types of parachute jumping techniques: static line parachute jumping or accelerated free fall. The first is usually recommended for people who have an aptitude for flying and for people who like to test their wingside abilities. The second type is usually recommended for those who only need to practice the jump several times before they will be ready for the big event.

The landing procedure for parachute jumping is one that has to be mastered. This is because you want to make sure that you do not break anything when you land. The landing area has to be absolutely clean. This means that you cannot have any small pieces of dirt or debris on the runway when you land. If any are left, you run the risk of breaking something or of causing damage to the plane, which could cause more safety concerns.

Nervous About Crashing

Some people are afraid of death while skydiving or are nervous about crashing. This is why some instructors offer a free fall class. These allow people to practice their skills without the worry of dying. 

With these people the instructor can help them overcome their fear and learn how to parachute jump safely. Sometimes just knowing that they are going to make it to the end of the jump when they hit the ground can help the student to get over their fear of death.


The instructor is your most important skydiving partner during a jump. You will spend a great deal of time together so it is important that you can trust him. Make sure you trust him with your life before you take off and trust him with your skydive. Remember that your parachute jumping will be one of the most thrilling adventures of your life. Follow these tips and you will have a safe, memorable experience.

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