Skydiving is an exhilarating and thrilling activity that has become increasingly popular over the years. The rush of adrenaline that comes with jumping out of a plane and soaring through the sky is unmatched by any other experience. There are different types of skydiving, each with its own unique features and challenges. In this article, we will discuss the two main types of skydiving: tandem skydiving and student skydiving, as well as other popular forms of skydiving such as freefly skydiving, camera flying, and canopy piloting.

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Types of skydiving 

To get this straight, we will divide them into 3 main groups:

  • freefall
  • parachute flying
  • special jumps

Tandem skydiving

Tandem skydiving is the most popular and easiest type of skydiving for beginners. You will be connected to a professional instructor who will keep you safe. You do not need special training or certification like solo skydiving.

Before you go, your instructor will explain what equipment to use and how to stay safe. Then you will get on a plane and fly up high, usually 10,000-14,000 feet.

When you go skydiving with an instructor, you get in a plane and fly to the right height. Then you and your instructor jump out of the plane. You will freefall for 45 seconds before the instructor opens the parachute. The parachute will slow your descent so that you can land safely on the ground with your instructor.

Tandem skydiving is good for people who want to try skydiving without doing a lot of training or if they want to introduce someone else to it without them needing certification.

Freefly skydiving

Freefly skydiving is a more difficult kind of skydiving. You have to do acrobatics in the air. It takes lots of practice and training to be able to do it. Experienced skydivers like it because it is exciting and they can do tricks that other people can’t.

Camera flying

Camera flying is a type of skydiving where a skydiver wears or holds a camera and takes pictures while they jump. The pictures are used for fun or to make videos for ads and promotions. It takes skill and practice to do camera flying because the person taking the pictures needs to stay stable while they jump.

Student skydiving

Student skydiving, also known as solo skydiving or accelerated freefall, is another type of skydiving. You need to get special training and a certificate before you can do this. During the training, you will learn about the equipment, safety rules, and techniques for skydiving. After the ground lessons are done, you will jump with two instructors who will hold onto you during the fall. You keep doing jumps until you are certified to do it by yourself.

Skydiving for students is exciting and hard. It needs lots of effort. It is a good choice for people who want to try skydiving on their own and feel the thrill of jumping alone.

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