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5 Precautions to Take Before and During Skydiving

5 Precautions to Take Before and During Skydiving

Mar 29, 2014

Though not popular in many regions in the world, this is one of the sporting activities that promise a wonderful experience when giving out a try on it. This is one of the most beautiful moments in the air where one is capable of viewing the aerial view of the beneath terrain and have a full glimpse of the underlying beauty. Sky diving can be a fun sport only when done with proper training. However, the life of the diver is always on the line, therefore precautions have to be taken. Jumping out of the plane with a parachute one is certain to get adrenaline coursing through your veins. Due to its dangerous nature, one needs to take several precautions before you make the big leap.

Check Weather Conditions

Hazardous weather conditions such as strong winds making jumping very difficult and amateurs should not try during this period. Cloud cover does not permit the aircraft to get high enough to provide adequate time to undertake safety procedures, should an emergency occur during the jump. Therefore it is very much important to check weather forecasts before planning to have sky dives because the seemingly innocuous conditions can pose very real dangers.(image by David)

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Physical and Mental Fitness

The act of skydiving starts from within the skydivers. Confidence and good attitude towards this kind of challenging sport turns out to be very important aspects one should have. It is also advisable to be physically fit when trying skydiving so as to cope up with difficult conditions one is exposed to when in the air. Those with asthma, colds or congestion can damage their ears when jumping from the plane, while also pregnant women risk damaging their unborn children. One should seek consultation from a health officer before trying skydiving.

Wear the Appropriate Gear

Just like any other sport, the skydiving gear is absolute and very much specific. Therefore, when buying these gears you should consider larger outlets with an expansive knowledge about skydiving. Alternatively, these gears can also be hired, but it is always important to buy your own so as to have confidence that no limitation will come as a result of the gear.

Follow Instructions

Just like any other sport, instructions are the ones which make the game interesting. It is always advisable to pay close attention to your experienced instructor to avoid accidents resulting from big headedness. You should also keep in mind all the basics of skydiving such as; breath the nose and not through the mouth, listen to your instructor to guide to a safer landing, find a perfect drop zone of your own choice based on your ability, and always remember to commit yourself.

Better Devices

This is normally advised to be used by beginners. The Automatic Automation Devices are used to activate the second parachute when they sense you have hit a certain velocity ensuring safe landing. This is because beginners may fail to realize the amount of adrenaline and this may result in failing to activate the parachutes on time.(image by Don)

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These precautions will guide you into one of the best explorations on air whose pleasure is unexplainable but to those who have tried it can tell the experience. Still into the adventures of the world, let us take a look on the best places to have your horse riding.


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