To many, skydiving remains a sport that mostly remains synonymous with risk taking, but behind the increased risks lies a vibrant community of individuals who see it as far more than just falling out of an airplane. In fact, most are not even aware of the numerous facets which exist inside of the sport of skydiving.
For those looking to remain a solo jumper and aren’t very interested in collaborative team work, freeflying, swooping, freestyle and wingsuit flying are all good options. Individuals who enjoy working with others can look into such disciplines as canopy relative work or formation skydiving.
Safety concerns are often the first aspect thought of when it comes to the topic of skydiving, but in reality it really isn’t much more dangerous than many other extreme sports out there. What makes jumping risky is more the amount of skydives that a life long skydiver will accumulate, the odds of encountering a malfunction on your first jump is extremely low, but jump enough and the likelihood will increase. When one skydives several thousand times, this naturally means that there is a larger chance for a fatality than a sport where one only partakes several times a year.
Indoor skydiving is a form of skydiving that offers an extremely safe and comfortable environment for individuals to discover the joys of human flight, without the fear. Indoor skydiving makes use of wind tunnels to push air up a column, thus suspending the individual in air and simulating the same kind of feeling as freefall. Indoor skydiving has increased in popularity over the years and is now becoming an extremely popular source for the competitive scene. These tunnels are also very popular among competitive skydivers who are looking to practice.