There are certain things a new skydiver needs to understand prior to making their first jump. There are various kinds of safety equipment you will have, tips about managing the free fall and gliding down when the parachute opens and ideas about general physical safety.
Skydiving is Safe
There are some deaths from skydiving annually; an average of 35 or so from around 2 million jumps. Other items that may factor in the safety of jumping:
The aircraft – all aircraft must meet certain safety standards by the aviation sector in addition to skydiving regulations.
The gear – a lot of folks that are afraid of skydiving state that the possible failure of safety equipment is what keeps them from going. In actuality, gear rarely fails. Again, check the centre’s track record before you decide to jump with them.
Procedures – Many injuries and deaths associated with skydiving have to do with a lack of comprehension. You have to pay attention to, and make sure you completely understand, the procedures and the judgment calls you may have to make.
The government does not regulate the age or physical health of skydivers. However, most skydiving centers need that jumpers meet the age requirement of 18. When you have any questions about your health you should go to your doctor for a physical. There’s no”top age” for skydiving. Some physical conditions that may affect your ability to skydive include heart problems, epilepsy and obesity.
There is standard safety equipment used during each hop. They include:
A helmet – the landing could be somewhat difficult sometimes. A helmet will protect your head in the event of a tough or hard landing.
The initial shock from the cold when you jump is something that doesn’t have to be added to your nervous mind and body.
A harness – The harness needs to fit properly. Ensure that your jumpsuit and harness work well together and don’t create any openings or openings.
An automatic activation device – that opens the parachute at a predetermined altitude and is a excellent tool for first time jumpers.
The instructor/trainer – he or she teaches you what you will need to know and if it is your first time skydiving it is recommended that you do it with a teacher.
Use sign language instead of trying to talk.
Do not eat anything heavy or greasy before your jump