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2022 | General

  • How And When Did Skydiving Start

    Oct 26

    How And When Did Skydiving Start

    For wingless creatures, we humans sure are fascinated with the idea of flight. And we're also quite preoccupied with pushing the limits and enjoying ourselves while doing it! Enter skydiving - a no-experience necessary, super-awesome-epic way to fly through the skies! Bonus: it's crazy fun and we can do it over and over again if we so choose!

  • Does Skydiving Feel Like Falling?

    Sep 25

    Does Skydiving Feel Like Falling?

    We get asked a lot, "what does skydiving feel like?" When people imagine going skydiving, they are often picturing themselves falling through the sky with that roller-coaster feeling in their belly. Despite literally plummeting through the sky toward Earth, there is none of that sensation you would expect. Why is that, and what does skydiving actually feel like?

  • How Fast Do You Fall When Skydiving Tandem?

    Sep 25

    How Fast Do You Fall When Skydiving Tandem?

    Everyone knows that when you skydive, you are jumping out of a plane and falling through the sky toward the ground. But exactly how fast do you fall when skydiving? When you make a tandem skydive, you fall at about 120 mph on average, but the skydiving speed depends on a few things. Check it -

  • Can You Go Skydiving and Scuba on the Same Day?

    Aug 19

    Can You Go Skydiving and Scuba on the Same Day?

    If you're trying to have the most adventurous 24 hours ever, you might be interested in scuba diving and flying (and jumping out of that perfectly good plane!) all in the same day. It's a cool idea - and also a potentially very dangerous one.

    There are lots of skydiving rules and recommendations that cover a multitude of topics you probably wouldn't have thought to even associate with skydiving. For instance, it can be an issue to scuba and fly within a short period of time. Both are extreme types of diving, but one is miles above the ground and the other is below sea level.

  • Can Skydiving Be Therapeutic?

    Jul 31

    Can Skydiving Be Therapeutic?

    Have you been feeling a bit tense lately, and want to do something mega to take the edge off of those everyday stressors? Or maybe you've been feeling kind of low and need a boost of empowerment? We suggest giving skydiving therapy a shot. Skydiving therapy? Yup, that's right! It might sound crazy to skydive for mental health, but jumping out of a plane can actually really help you both mentally, emotionally and physically. Although not the conventional form of therapy, the benefits of skydiving are many. Believe us when we say that it can be seriously therapeutic to get your knees in the breeze.

  • How old do you have to be to skydive in New York?

    Jun 29

    How old do you have to be to skydive in New York?

    No matter where you skydive, there is a skydiving age limit ... and, for the most part, in the US you'll find that the skydiving age is the same across the board. Here in New York at Skydive Long Island, we have the same legal age to skydive as most dropzones around the country: 18 years old.

  • What Are The Skydiving Requirements & Rules?

    Apr 21

    What Are The Skydiving Requirements & Rules?

    Though it might appear like skydivers are a bunch of adrenaline-seekers looking for a thrill, there are strict skydiving rules and regulations that we are required to follow. Skydiving requirements range from weather regulations to age and weight requirements. Adhering to rules like these helps us all to stay safe, which makes doing what we love so much more enjoyable and rewarding. Here's the skinny on skydiving regulations and protocols- -


    Apr 6


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  • Benefits of Adrenaline from Skydiving

    Mar 21

    Benefits of Adrenaline from Skydiving

    The human body is nothing short of amazing. When called upon, our bodies are capable of operating at a much higher level than when we are at rest. This is called our fight or flight response - a reactive state that we developed over time to preserve our safety and to ensure our success.

  • Skydiving Weddings & Proposals: What You Need To Know

    Feb 28

    Skydiving Weddings & Proposals: What You Need To Know

    Asking someone to spend the rest of their life with you is a big deal. Setting the stage for a meaningful and memorable proposal is key, and creating an event that is spectacular and original that will make for a great story for years to come will score big-time brownie points. Nothing checks all the boxes like a skydiving engagement! Sound bonkers? It's not! Skydiving proposals and even skydiving weddings are more popular than you might think! Let's get into the details of skydiving marriage proposals -

  • Skydiving: What You Don’t Know

    Jan 31

    Skydiving: What You Don’t Know

    How much do you really know about skydiving? If you've never done it before, chances are you're coming up short on your skydiving facts. You probably think it's cool, and you're definitely right about that. You might think jumping out of a plane is something everybody should do at least once, and we certainly agree with you there. What else comes to mind? Maybe, what does skydiving feel like? Or, is skydiving scary? Or the age-old question: does your stomach drop when skydiving?

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