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  • Should I Go Skydiving?

    Sep 20

    Should I Go Skydiving?

    Jumping out of an airplane and falling towards the earth is certainly one of the most amazing things that we can choose to do. If you have never been skydiving before though, it can be a potentially nerve-jangling idea that fills your head with questions. Right off the bat, there are a few things that need a yes before you can proceed. Let's start with the most important one of all...

  • Why Birthday Skydiving Is A Must

    Aug 23

    Why Birthday Skydiving Is A Must

    The best time to go skydiving is as soon as humanly possible, but there is of course an extra special occasion to double-up on the awesomeness - your cake day! Here are some fine reasons why going skydiving on your birthday is a great idea...

  • First Time Skydiving: What Should I Bring With Me?

    Jul 21

    First Time Skydiving: What Should I Bring With Me?

    Now that you have made the very excellent choice to go skydiving for the first time, you probably have many questions. In addition to the jumping-from-an airplane part, how does it all work? There are a few straightforward things to consider when planning your skydiving day, and a small selection of things to bring with you to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience with us here at Skydive Long Island.

  • How Does It Feel To Skydive?

    Jun 11

    How Does It Feel To Skydive?

    Skydiving is an amazing, potentially life-changing experience that rightfully deserves a place high up on everyone's bucket list. When squaring up to the idea of jumping out of an aeroplane for the first time you will likely have many questions rolling around inside your head - one of the most important surely being... How does it feel to go skydiving? It feels amazing, and there is nothing with which to truly compare it - but here is a little more detail to get you excited...

  • How to Rock Your First Time Tandem Skydiving Experience

    Apr 19

    How to Rock Your First Time Tandem Skydiving Experience

    Grab the styling spray, tease your hair, slip on those shredded skinny jeans, and don that uber-metal leather jacket: we are going to teach you how to rock your first tandem skydiving experience! (Rock star ensemble not actually required)

  • How Long Does it Take to Skydive?

    Mar 19

    How Long Does it Take to Skydive?

    Though we've been told time and time again that patience is a virtue, playing the waiting game is easier said than done! It's not necessarily anyone's fault: we live in a society that favors instant gratification, and in many respects (think instant messaging, on-demand viewing, and lightning-fast internet connections) our world has been fashioned around an infatuation with the expeditious.

  • Skydiving: The Escape We All Need

    Dec 29

    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?

    Nov 30

    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.

  • Tips to Overcome Skydiving for the First Time Anxiety

    Sep 17

    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.

  • What to Eat Before Skydiving

    Jul 29

    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

    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.

  • How to Prepare Your First Tandem Skydive

    May 31

    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!

  • 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.

  • 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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