Is skydiving worth the risk?
Skydiving isn’t without risk, but is much safer than you might expect. According to statistics by the United States Parachute Association, in 2018 there were a total of 13 skydiving-related fatalities out of approximately 3.3 million jumps!
How cold is skydiving?
The temperature changes about three degrees per every thousand feet you ascend. That means it is about around 30 degrees cooler at altitude! In the summer, your skin will glisten a bit with perspiration on the ground, but as you ascend, you’ll quickly feel the gentle cool of the altitude.
What’s the highest you can jump out of a plane?
Highly experienced skydivers performing large formation skydives may exit the plane from an altitude of 19,000 feet. Mount Everest has the highest skydiving height where skydive jumps take place in the stunning Himalayas from 23,000 feet. The critical consideration for these higher altitude jumps is the use of oxygen.
How much does solo skydiving cost?
Solo skydive: $80-120 or as low as $25 if you have your own equipment and only need the ride up (remember, you have to have been trained already and be USPA certified). Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) Training package: Typically about $1,500 and includes 7-10 jumps (along with training, rides up, and equipment).
Can I skydive alone my first time?
Is it possible to skydive alone the first time you jump? The short answer is no. Skydiving alone requires a license, and it’s also a crucial part of becoming a skydiving instructor.
Who has died from skydiving?
While skydiving accidents are rare, there have been some notable incidents in the past year. In May, Carl Daugherty, a renowned skydiver who had jumped around 20,000 times before, died during a freak mid-air collision with another person in DeLand Florida.