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


Who We Are

November 12, 2018 by Skydive California
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Who We Are at Skydive California Skydiving dropzones have a lot in common. Right? Everybody has a plane, some parachutes, and some people. It might be easy to make the mistake of thinking that — well — all dropzones are


Jumping Out of an Airplane Feeling

November 8, 2018 by Skydive California
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What It Really Feels Like To Jump From a Plane Here’s the straight dope: Jumping out of an airplane feels really, really, really good. That’s why jumping off a plane ranks number-one on the world’s buckets lists, dear reader, and


Skydiving Positions 101

November 8, 2018 by Skydive California
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A Beginner’s Guide to Skydiving Positions If you’ve been watching skydiving videos on the internet for a while, you may be super-intrigued by the large range of skydiving techniques those videos demonstrate — first and foremost, the plethora of skydiving


5 Interesting Parachute Facts & Types of Parachutes

October 26, 2018 by Skydive California
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Parachutes There’s more to a skydive than the freefall—a lesser discussed section is what happens after your 60-second descent at 120 mph. We’re talking parachute time. Our fabric friends don’t get enough love, and


Skydiving Door Fear

October 16, 2018 by Skydive California
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Managing Door Fear in Skydiving There’s this moment: the red-light illuminates, the door is opened, the green light glows, and it’s time to go. The second that door slides up is also the moment your heart catches in your throat.


Skydive Cal Partners with Mission Volant!

October 10, 2018 by Skydive California

Skydive California is honored and proud to partner with Mission Volant for a great cause! On Saturday, November 10th we will be offering tandem skydives to raise money for combat wounded veterans and to help prevent veteran suicide. Event Details


4 Tips to Overcome Skydiving Anxiety

October 9, 2018 by Skydive California
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Do you have skydiving anxiety? Cool. That means you have a brain and a pulse, and a brain and a pulse are prerequisites for enjoying a skydive. We’re off to a great start. Of course, managing that skydiving anxiety is