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From Check-In To Landing: What To Expect on The Day of Your Skydive
If it is your first skydive with Skydive Long Island, you might be wondering what the experience will be like. With the following play by play of your day, we hope to put your mind at ease and your questions to rest. Here's what to expect from check-in to landing (and even after).
Is Skydiving For Everyone?
We'll give you a quick-and-dirty answer: No! Skydiving isn't great for everyone. We love skydiving with everything we've got, but we're totally okay with the fact that -- even side from the minimum age and weight restrictions -- jumping out of a plane isn't right for absolutely everyone. That said: We do want to be clear that skydiving is a great fit for more people than most folks think it is. Slightly contradictory? Sure. Let's dive in.
New Tech Leads to a Better Skydiving Experience
At the end of 2018, the Long Island Skydiving management team got together to review the year with one thought in mind: How do we get better? While 2018 was successful, it wasn't as smooth as we had hoped. There were friction points within the customer experience that was making the operation less efficient and as a result, was making our guests less happy.
2019 Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale
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Winter Skydiving: Here’s What To Wear
Cold outside? Yeah, we know. If that leads you to the question of whether or not you can you go skydiving in winter, you're definitely one of us! The answer is yes, you can -- you just have to be a little more prepared than you would if you were jumping in the sultry summertime. If you know what to wear to go skydiving in colder conditions, not only can you skydive in winter, you can love wintertime skydiving! As long as the weather conditions are safe, skydiving is an all-season sport.
Skydiving vs. Indoor Skydiving in New York
We'd better start with an admission: The "vs." up there isn't a thing we really feel. In fact, all of us at Skydive Long Island would very happily replace it with an all-caps AND. Skydiving and indoor skydiving are close cousins, sure, but they are very different experiences.
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
Can You Wear Glasses or Contacts Skydiving? (And Other Important Skydiving Information)
You're going skydiving for the first time! You have questions! Honestly, if you didn't have any skydiving-related questions on the way to stepping into a plane for the first time, we'd be pretty worried about you. After all, a skydiving aircraft isn't something you should walk into (or out of) with your intellectual eyes closed. Right? Great! Let's set 'em up and knock 'em down.
Skydiving: Best Gift Idea for Thrill Seekers
We're about to blow your flippin' mind. Ready? Here goes: Tandem skydiving isn't just the most inspiring adventure you can have. It's also the most inspiring gift you can give! A tandem skydiving gift certificate is one of the best of all the gift ideas for thrill seekers (and beyond!). Not only is it one of the ultimate among adrenaline junkie gift ideas, it'll make sure cause your lucky recipient thinks of you affectiontely every time they see the big, blue sky. Winner!
Why Skydiving near New York is So Amazing!
When visiting New York City (especially for the first time), there's no shortage of things to do between visiting Central Park, going to Times Square, Broadway and anything and everything you could possibly desire. But what if we told you there's something else to consider... SKYDIVING!
Skydiving Freefall: What To Expect
Flying is one of the most thrilling and exhilarating experiences imaginable. More than one million people worldwide make a tandem skydive a year. The holy grail every skydiver seeks is the unparalleled high offered up during skydiving freefall. Here's what you can expect.
5 Things You Thought You Knew About Skydiving, But Are Wrong
Hollywood is certainly to blame for lots of the myths about skydiving that still make the rounds. (The round parachutes, that is! Ha! Get it? Get it?! Not funny? Okay.) After all, movies still haven't figured out how long freefall takes -- and they get the lingo all wrong (example: we never, ever, ever refer to our "chute") -- and, to add insult to injury, the movies all insist on referring to us, implicitly or explicitly, as "adrenaline junkies." Lawdy.
Best Time of Year to Go Tandem Skydiving in New York
We believe that anytime is the best time to skydive in New York, but we're willing to admit that the skydiving weather definitely drives most folks' experience. The weather conditions for skydiving from season to season vary as much as can be up here in our fair state, and so skydiving in the NYC area can be just about anything you want it to be. Hooray for a skydiving season that doesn't quit!
Top 10 Adventures in Long Island NY
The Long Island Rail Road which began services in the early 1800's began to reshape New York's landscape making island commutes accessible. Today, there are an incredible amount of attractions. However, here we explore the top 10 Adventures in Long Island!
Closest Skydiving to NYC
If you thought that skydiving in New Jersey was your most convenient bet, we have some news: it ain't. We're the closest skydiving dropzone to New York!
Top 4 Benefits of Skydiving
In uncertain times, people are looking for positive experiences to boost their happiness index. We'd like to focus your attention on all the benefits of skydiving you probably didn't even know existed.
Who Packed Your Parachute Today?
Considering a tandem skydive? Wondering who packed your parachute at the dropzone? Learn all about parachute rigging and what it takes to become certified.
Can I Get Altitude Sickness From Skydiving?
Many a newbie skydiver has asked him/herself: Can I get altitude sickness from skydiving? It stands to reason that yes, it's indeed a possibility. But we have all the tips and tricks that can help you prevent that from happening. Read on.
What is a Halo Jump?
What is a HALO jump? In short - it is a high altitude skydiving jump, typically used by the military. These days though, civilians can get in on the fun as well. How, you ask? Here's all you need to know.
Skydiving Does Not Discriminate
Looking for a crowd that doesn't discriminate and revels in an atmosphere of pure acceptance? Consider your local dropzone.
Best Shoes For Skydiving
Are you getting ready to make a skydive and wondering what you should sport from head to toe? While there are no specific "best shoes for skydiving", here's what you need to know.
What To Wear for the First Time Skydiving
We know the conundrum: What to wear for your first time skydiving? It's going to be warm on the ground, chilly at altitude - and you wanna ace that skydiving video. Not to worry - we have your guide to foolproof skydiving fashion that will keep you comfy and looking like a rock star.
Terminal Velocity in Skydiving
Wondering what terminal velocity in skydiving is and how it's calculated? Welcome to our physics lab wherein we present you with an easy-to-understand explanation.
That Jumping Out of an Airplane Feeling
That jumping out of an airplane feeling is a hard one to describe and an even harder one to forget. For some its all adrenaline, for others it's transcendent. To deconstruct it, let's take a look at the sensory experiences and the science behind them.
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