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Skydiving: The Escape We All Need
One of the negative byproducts of living through a global pandemic is not having much to look forward to. In stressful times, our burdens can be eased knowing that a great vacation is just around the corner. The pandemic has muted all of that and it has left many of us searching for something to fill the void created by the numb repetition of quarantining, Zoom calls, elbow bumps, and facemasks.
Should You Tip Your Skydiving Instructor?
Ah, yes. Tipping. Let's talk about this somewhat awkward topic and its expectations. To tip or not to tip - what is appropriate? In this article we're going to dig into the details about tipping your skydiving instructor, under what conditions this is appropriate and what the expectation is.
Why Skydivers Love Skydiving at Night
The wonders of skydiving are never ending. Perhaps that's why the sport attracts so many different people who create and enjoy such unique experiences such as skydiving at night. There are many things skydivers love about this sport, so let's explore why skydivers love skydiving at night!
Is Skydiving Safer Than Driving?
Is skydiving safer than driving? The answer is surprising: statistically speaking, yes, skydiving is safer than driving. As you get behind the wheel for your daily commute, you may not even bat an eye, but did you know it's far more "dangerous" than jumping out of a "perfectly good airplane." It's true. Because of the routine created by our daily commute, the trips we take to the grocery store, or drives to and fro for coffees, lunch dates, and evening meetups, the risk of driving is buried in tedium. Nevermind, the majority of time spent on the road is time spent dangerously distracted. Now, if you mention skydiving, nine out of ten will see making the leap as considerably more threatening than an easy Sunday drive.
Top Tandem Skydive Landing Tips
Tandem skydiving has now been a thing for a long time. Many decades of practice and technological advancement has refined and streamlined the process of jumping out of an aeroplane for the first time into a fine art. With just a small amount of information and practice on the ground, practically anyone can do it.
Tips to Overcome Skydiving for the First Time Anxiety
Nervous about skydiving for the first time? No sweat. Here at Skydive Long Island, we are familiar with all kinds of first jump jitters, and skydiving anxiety is something we encounter pretty much every day we are in operation. We won't tell you to just relax because what you are feeling is completely natural. Skydiving for the first time anxiety is a good thing! It means you're a living, breathing, rational human being.
Does Your Stomach Drop When You Skydive?
Jumping from an airplane has its obvious risks and you would think we would receive queries about parachute malfunctions and their likelihood of occuring or our safety record, but that's not the case. The most common question we receive is "Does your stomach drop when you skydive?"
What to Write on Your Hands When Skydiving
If you're searching for "what to write on your hands when skydiving" then it's likely you've booked your jump, locked down a media package and are now thinking about the finer details like adding messaging to your hands.
How Safe is Tandem Skydiving?
As a skydiving center you may think we'll tow the line and share that it's perfectly safe, but we won't do that. (We like to keep it real, here!). We're going to hone in on some important questions related to the safety of tandem skydiving.
What to Eat Before Skydiving
If your first jump is coming up and you're making plans for that day and wondering how to prepare yourself, you've come to the right place! When preparing for a skydive, it is important to make sure that your body is ready for the experience and like with any other sport, it's important to eat and fuel your body.
Why Skydiving Videos Can Enhance First Skydiving Experience
What is more epic than a skydiving video? A skydiving video starring you! If you're still on the fence about purchasing a tandem skydiving video, allow us to share why skydiving videos can enhance your first skydiving experience.
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
In accordance with Governor Cuomo's executive order, Skydive Long Island is currently closed with plans to resume operations June 24th, 2020. We are currently taking tandem skydiving reservations online for the summer. We will work with our guests to reschedule reservations as needed due to any delay in opening.
What is a Tandem Skydive & Why Should You Try It
Parachuting started off as a military thing - but pretty quickly after realizing that jumping from the plane was easily the most fun part of their day, an assortment of soldiers and some handy friends set about how to turn skydiving into the best pastime ever. Once they got it figured out and 'sport jumping' became a thing, attention was then turned toward how to share such an amazing and life-changing experience with as many people as possible.
How to Prepare Your First Tandem Skydive
Welcome fellow adventurer! If you're thinking about striking tandem skydiving from your bucket list, you've come to the right place! Not only can we accommodate you for the world's greatest adventure, this article will set you up for success so you're prepared for your skydive!
When Does Skydiving Season Open?
If you've been cooped up indoors during the coronavirus quarantine, it's likely you've been daydreaming about all the things you'd like to do once the quarantine is over - we're no different! We've built our lives around skydiving and this has been a challenging period for us all. We're ready to get back in the sky! So, what have we been doing in the meantime? Writing about skydiving! We've been using this time to write about everything we know about jumping from airplanes just for you (and ourselves to beat some quarantine boredom). This week, we're talking about skydiving season - when it starts, when it ends and the best time of year to jump.
TOP 3 REASONS WHY SKYDIVING IS SO GREAT
We know, life is really different right now for so many people. The pandemic has quickly shifted our society while the rest of us adapt to the new changes, and the future of uncertainty. Here at Skydive Long Island, we're looking at the silver lining - not just because our head is in the clouds - but because we know that skydiving offers so much more than just a thrill. Skydiving is a lifestyle for so many because of the camaraderie, inclusiveness, and experiences it gives us. Here, we'd like to share our Top 3 Reasons Why Skydiving is So Great!
New Jersey Skydiving - Everything You Need To Know
If you live in New Jersey and are Googling for a skydiving adventure, chances are you're not 100% sure of where to jump as you've got a few options. Where here to share everything you need to know about skydiving in NJ.
How Much Does Tandem Skydiving Cost?
When thinking about skydiving, people tend to have a lot of questions and one of the most common ones is around the cost to go skydiving. At Skydive Long Island, we strive to provide each of our guests with a first-class tandem skydiving experience. We value your business and don't want the cost to stand in the way of you experiencing the best skydiving Long Island has to offer, which is why we provide the area's most competitive tandem skydiving prices.
How To Prevent a Poor Skydiving Experience
Your skydiving experience is meant to be a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime adventure. There is nothing that puts us out of sorts quite like hearing that someone has had anything less than an incredible skydiving experience. Our mission at Skydive Long Island is to provide you with one of the most exciting escapades of your life. We want you to leave delighted, not disappointed.
The Experience of a Lifetime
Perhaps, on this day, it happens as sunlight peeks through the blinds of your bedroom window or the tone of your alarm nudges you awake. Either way, as your eyelids open, though still a little groggy and heavy with sleep, the realization is almost instantaneous-today is the day.
The reservation was made well in advance, but until now, it almost didn't seem real. You are going skydiving.
As you get up and mill about, brewing a cup of coffee and grabbing a light bite to eat before heading out the door, it feels like your morning is most surreal. You know you're here and this is real, but you can't believe the adventure you're about to embark on.
Why Group Skydiving with Friends in NY is a MUST!
There is no question that skydiving is always a good time, but like so many things in life, it is even more epic when shared with friends! Whether you're taking your office sky-high for team bonding or planning a 30th birthday group jump - group skydiving is a must.
The Difference Between Paragliding and Skydiving
Dangling underneath some carefully sewn together fabric and flying about in the sky is an amazing thing that we get to do. In a relatively short span of years human beings have gone from staring up at birds and wondering by what magic they can do that, to deciphering the science of flight to the point we have portable magical backpacks that allow us to get up there and play along.
Skydiving and BASE Jumping - What’s the Difference?
Without having already learned the differences, it is easy to forgive someone for thinking that jumping out of an aircraft or off the top of a big cliff or tall building is the same thing. It looks the same, right? Put on a backpack containing a parachute, jump, open parachute and then land. While BASE jumping and skydiving are indeed related in certain ways, there are some crucial differences that separate the two to the point where they are defined and considered as different sports.
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