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Interested in learning more about the sport of skydiving? Want to now what it's like to freefall at 120mph? Can't decide whether you should take the leap or not?
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Best experience gifts for couples
If you're planning an amazing gift for the apple of your eye, may we humbly suggest a skydiving gift certificate? It's the best couples gift you'll ever give for all sorts of reasons. Let us bend your ear to convince you!
Skydiving Facts That May Surprise You
We love a good surprise. Don't you? If you're just as fond of a toe-curling "aha" moment, we have just the stuff you'll love: fun skydiving facts that will dazzle your friends at dinner parties. Without further ado, let's (sky) dive right in!
Why Can't I Jump My GoPro?
In order to get the glorious footage of your tandem jump, you're going to have to leave the cinematography in the capable hands of one of our professional aerial videographers. Before you start stamping your feet, lean in and listen to why.
Five Questions Every First Time Jumper Should Be Asking
Your first jump is so exciting. But before we get down to it (get 'down', get it?), here are five questions every first-time jumper should ask.
Do People Pass Out, Pee Their Pants, Scream or Puke Skydiving?
You should totally have the full information about what you're getting into, from the standpoint of dignity as well as safety! Since we get these questions more often than you'd think, we've decided to break it all down for you here.
Tandem Skydiving: How to Mentally & Physically Prepare for Your First Jump
When you understand that a tandem skydive is an opportunity to put your best foot forward in a totally unfamiliar situation, it can be seen as a chance to get better at life in general.
The 3 Phases of Skydiving: Freefall, Parachute Opening & Landing
When you sign up to jump with us at Skydive Long Island, you'll be taken for quite a ride. Every skydive has three distinct phases: freefall, parachute opening and landing.
5 Reasons Why You Should Jump Out of Perfectly Good Airplanes
If we had a nickle for every time someone asked, "why would you jump from a perfectly good airplane," we'd own at least 50 Gatsby-sized mansions on Long Island.
Parachuting vs. Skydiving: What's the Difference?
Parachuting? Skydiving? They're nearly interchangeable terms. However, there are subtle definitional differences. Find out more.
SKYDIVE LONG ISLAND SUPPORTS GAY RIGHTS AND THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
"We hire our staff based on qualifications related to skydiving and hospitality. We do not discriminate based on sexual orientation, race, gender or religious affiliation. Personally, I have family members who are gay and it has always been my position to be supportive of gay rights and the LGBTQ community. We are all the same and we do not tolerate discrimination."
-Owner, Brian Erler
Understanding the Skydive Refund Policy
Will I get a refund if the weather is bad? We get this question all the time. Get the answer here!
Couples Skydiving: Gifts, Proposals & Weddings
We think that shared sky is the glue that binds the strongest relationships on the planet, and we couldn't be more delighted by the time we spend in the sky with our loved ones. Today, we're going to celebrate love and freefall by answering your most breathless questions about couples skydiving. After all: All you need is love! (And a plane, and parachutes .)
What’s the Skydiving Age Limit
Across the world there are a variety of age restrictions for skydiving, but for Skydive Long Island and the rest of the U.S., the minimum age to skydive is 18.
Skydiving Goggles: What You Should Know
Skydiving goggles are an important part of your skydiving kit. Find out all you need to know, here.
Why Skydiving is Addicting
Skydiving can be totally addictive! Jumping out of an airplane is unlike anything you've done before. Find out more.
Can You Skydive Pregnant?
The simple answer is this: Yes, you can skydive pregnant if you are a licensed jumper and you choose to take the risks. No, you cannot skydive pregnant if you are a first time jumper, because of the considerable liabilities. Read on to learn more!
Tandem Skydiving? What To Expect
It's time to take the leap; it's time for your first skydive! But what can you expect as a tandem skydiver Here, we'll explain what you can expect when tandem skydiving with us.?
What You Don’t Know About Your Skydiving Instructor
When you meet your skydiving tandem instructor for the first time, chances are good that you've never met a professional skydiver before. Since you're going to be spending the next half hour under the close, direct oversight of this new best friend, you'd probably like to have some idea of the person you're shaking hands with.
How to Get Over a Fear of Skydiving
Do you have a fear of skydiving? It's not uncommon; in fact, most people who jump experience some form of fear. Learn how to overcome it here.
Skydiving: What You Don’t Expect
Have you ever thought of trying skydiving for yourself? It's an incredible experience unlike any other... learn more about what you don't expect here.
Skydiving Safety Facts | How to Stay Safe When Skydiving
Anyone taking part in skydiving knows there are associated risks - as there are with any sport. Find out how to stay safe when skydiving here.
How Fast Do You Fall When Skydiving Tandem?
We want to help you understand what's really going on with the speed during a tandem skydive. Mind you: it's probably not as you imagine. It's better.
Bucket List Skydiving Top 5
There are five kinds of jumps that are pretty much universally hailed as the best skydives you can do. Whether you're a brand-new jumper or a seasoned pro, you've gotta collect 'em all!
5 Cool Pieces of Skydiving Gear You Didn’t Know About
Skydiving has evolved a lot over the years. Today, we have loads of cool gear which help to keep us safer and to achieve more in our jumps. Here, we look at 5 cool pieces of skydiving gear you didn't know about...
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