Got skydiving on the brain? Are you toying with the idea of jumping out of a plane but still require a little convincing? You’ve come to the right spot. We’ve got not one, not two, but eight great reasons why you should jump out of a plane (at least once)!
First up in the queue of reasons to add jumping from a plane to your agenda: sweet, sweet anticipation, baby!
As adults, we don’t really get the chance to experience the fun of anticipation. Take a second to think about it. When was the last night you were actually excited to go do something, and we don’t mean a gentle flush of enthusiasm? We mean the no-holds-barred can barely sleep the night before kind of excitement–like the type of downright giddy you felt before the first day of school or the morning of a long-awaited field trip. We are talking about that straight-up juvenile, pure kind of excitement! Honestly, part of the fun of your first skydive is that tummy full of beautiful fluttering anticipation butterflies.
Even if you’re a seasoned traveling professional, the type that crosses state borders has racked up four figures worth of frequent flyer miles and can quote the boarding safety orientation from memory, the flight before your first skydive is going to be one you will never, ever forget.
Trust us, it’s all fun and games until you realize you’ve never been on an aircraft in flight with the door open before! Truly, the plane ride to altitude rich with the dizzying excitement we mentioned above will be an unforgettable one-of-a-kind plane ride (unless you jump again, of course)!
Amusement parks are well known for being well… amusing. Yet, the exit when you jump from a plane is going to put every amusement park ride you’ve ever been on to shame! The skydiving exit and subsequent 60-second freefall may very well be the most fun you have in your entire life. We realize that is a big claim to make, but we stand by it.
Freefall has an uncanny ability to open an individual’s eyes in a profound way. The experience of freefall is both literally and metaphorically transformative. In a very literal sense, when you jump out of a plane, you’re granted access to an entirely new perspective–few have seen the clouds up close and personal over two miles in the air. Metaphorically, you can see how trivial the problems are that await you on the ground below.
By providing a new way in which to perceive the world, freefall brings what truly matters into perspective.
As surprising as it may sound, jumping out of a plane can be quite peaceful. Some unlock this sense of peace during freefall, but the majority of folks experience sublime serenity while suspended beneath the colorful canopy of the parachute.
Distant from the ambient noises of the earth below, the ride beneath the parachute is incredibly peaceful. You can always request a zippier ride, but many find the quiet simplicity of a gentle ride gives them the best opportunity to reflect on the incredible experience they just had.
Even though you may be familiar with the stellar skydiving safety statistics, after jumping out of a plane, while freefalling through the air, you might have yourself nearly convinced that this is it. And, wouldn’t you know? There’s nothing quite like the potential for death to remind oneself to live ever more fully.
It is easy to take what we have for granted. All of the things we should be thankful for getting lost in the monotony of the day-to-day and are often drowned out by an ever more loudly clambering consumerist call to accrue even more.
Despite all that, you better believe there is nothing quite like planting your feet back on sweet terra firma to give you a real appreciation for the life you are living.
Fear is an evolutionary moderator. Back then, it kept our ancestors from putting themselves in undue danger. Now, fear limits us in all sorts of unsavory ways. Overcoming your fear in such a dramatic way (aka literally, jumping from a plane) serves to diminish the hold that fear has over your life and puts you, rather than your fear, back in the driver’s seat.
Trying new things can be an incredibly humbling experience. If you don’t already have a plethora of confidence, it can be tough to sidle up to take on new challenges. It just so happens that jumping out of a plane is a supercharged confidence boost. If you need a reminder that the world is your oyster and you should be ready and willing to explore it fully, a skydive will gladly serve as a healthy nudge in the direction of adventure!
Turn your confidence up to 11 and go get ‘em tiger! Schedule your skydive with Skydive Carolina today!
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