Surprisingly, one of the main reasons that individuals decide to skydive, is to overcome their fears. By taking the plunge, they are proving to themselves that they can do anything that they set their mind to. Individuals who fear skydiving the most, often have the most exciting and exhilarating experiences.
Common fears that first time jumpers have include the parachute not deploying, their breathing, or an overall fear of heights. This is why skydiving centers are the best resource for individual looking to skydive but need extra confidence before doing so.
Here are some suggestions for overcoming your fears related to skydiving:
Buddy System – Have a friend or family member join you throughout your training and jump. First time jumpers will experience a tandem jump with an instructor; but having extra support will increase your excitement level the day of the jump.
Ask Questions– Experts are experts for a reason. They are professionals in the services that are being offered. Never be afraid to ask questions to your instructor to increase your confidence level. Your skydiving instructor has probably heard it all!
Trust the Instructor – Virginia Skydiving Center has certified instructors with over 20 years of experience. This makes it easy to trust our staff for your training and first tandem jump. It’s important to choose a skydiving center that can provide you with the best knowledge on safety and that has a proven track record.