Outdoor Skydiving vs Indoor Skydiving

February 15, 2019 by Skydive California
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Indoor skydiving, outdoor skydiving, what’s the difference? Skydiving is skydiving right? To help explain why it’s not, let’s have ourselves a little philosophical art lesson. It all starts with a fellow named Rene Magritte. Magritte is a Belgian Surrealist well


How Much Experience to Skydiving Instructors Have?

January 22, 2019 by Skydive California
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How much experience do skydiving instructors have? Well, to even apply to take a tandem skydiving instructor course, potential instructors have to be card-carrying adults, with at least 500 parachute jumps, who have spent no less than three years in


Skydiving in Winter in California

January 22, 2019 by Skydive California
Winter Skydiving in California

Ahhh winter: a time of being bundled up like a mummy, eyes peeking from a parka, freezing toes tingling, and an even colder nose running. Or is it? For many out there, this is a pretty fair description. Fair, that


Most Memorable Valentines Gift: Skydiving!

January 15, 2019 by Skydive California
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What’s the most memorable Valentine’s gift you can give the apple of your eye? Look no further, dear reader, ‘cause you’ve found it! Science has spoken, and experience gifts beat “stuff” gifts flat-out for memorableness (and, therefore, awesomeness)–and there’s no


What Is The Scariest Part of Skydiving?

January 6, 2019 by Skydive California
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It seems safe to say most people enjoy a little bit of a thrill. After all, the routine of the day to day tends to be a little…dare we say it…blasé. In order to shake off the dust of that


5 Awesome Experience Gifts in California

December 21, 2018 by Skydive California
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5 AWESOME EXPERIENCE GIFTS IN CALIFORNIA TICK, TOCK! The countdown to Christmas is on. Like, T minus (insert panic-infused number) of days on … The post office has no chance of making this deadline, and even the speedy delivery guys


How to Earn Your Skydiving License

December 18, 2018 by Skydive California

4 Steps To Earn Your Skydiving License Let’s break this down! To earn a skydiving license, you’ll need to complete four steps: doing a “taster” tandem, completing your AFF course, performing some solo jumps and making a personal commitment to


What are Drogues in Skydiving?

December 9, 2018 by Skydive California
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What are Drogues in Skydiving? Especially if you’re a fan of cool engineering feats, you may have seen drogues used in several capacities — sea anchors on boats, safety systems on fighter planes, space shuttle landings, drag racing. These fabric


Is Skydiving Safe?

December 6, 2018 by Skydive California

IS SKYDIVING SAFE AND HOW DANGEROUS IS SKYDIVING? People who excitedly share their plan to skydive with others tend to be met with one of two responses: 1) Awesome! I’ve always wanted to do that!! or 2) Are you crazy?


Can You Breathe While Skydiving?

November 26, 2018 by Skydive California
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Skydiving and Breathing at the Same Time, Can you do it? Golly — you’d better breathe while you’re skydiving! After about a minute of freefall and between five and seven minutes flying a parachute, holding your breath would start to