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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?

We've got you covered! Check out our collection of skydiving articles written just for you! Let our experienced skydiving staff answer some of your burning questions, ease your mind, and help you make informed decisions about planning your upcoming skydive.

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  • Why Skydiving Videos Can Enhance First Skydiving Experience

    Jun 25

    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.

  • What is a Tandem Skydive & Why Should You Try It

    Jun 9

    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.

  • From Check-In To Landing: What To Expect on The Day of Your Skydive

    Dec 20

    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?

    Dec 11

    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.

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    Nov 8

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  • Skydiving Freefall: What To Expect

    Aug 20

    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.

  • Best Shoes For Skydiving

    Jan 31

    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

    Jan 31

    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

    Jan 16

    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

    Jan 1

    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.

  • What is the Skydiving Experience Like?

    Dec 10

    What is the Skydiving Experience Like?

    You've read all the articles about what skydiving feels like; what you should wear; what you should eat; why you should sign up for this crazy adventure in the first place. But what is the experience of a first-time skydive really like? Wonder no more.

  • Skydiving Anxiety and How You Can Prepare

    Nov 20

    Skydiving Anxiety and How You Can Prepare

    The wild blue yonder is waiting. What's holding you back? If it's a little bit of skydiving anxiety, you aren't alone. Read our tips to say sayonara to your anxiety, and hello to the adventure of a lifetime.

  • What To Know About Skydiving With A Cold

    May 31

    What To Know About Skydiving With A Cold

    Let's talk about ears and skydiving with a cold! Anyone who's flown in a commercial aircraft knows that the changing air pressure can play at least a little havoc on your ears. But what about skydiving? Here are our best how-to rules for a safe, comfortable and painless skydive for your hearing-holes.

  • What Every College Student Should Know About Skydiving

    May 7

    What Every College Student Should Know About Skydiving

    As a college student, you've already got a lot on your plate. We'd like to suggest you take up skydiving too. Wait - what?! Read on to learn about the many ways skydiving can actually benefit you, your studies, and most importantly - your future.

  • How To Convince Your Mom Skydiving is Safe

    Feb 27

    How To Convince Your Mom Skydiving is Safe

    So you want to jump out of a plane. Read on about what it's going to take to convince your mom that skydiving is safe, what the skydiving age limit is, and how to find a safe dropzone.

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