First, we want to start by saying that it is totally normal to feel scared of skydiving. We’re not here to invalidate your feelings or make you NOT feel scared of skydiving – we’re here to help you manage those fearful feelings in order to have an incredible first time skydiving experience!
The fear of skydiving, or fear of heights, is called acrophobia and has been a thing for quite some time. Humans weren’t actually made to fly, although we may feel like we were born to fly … we don’t have real-deal wings! And if you’re worried if skydiving is safe – there are plenty of statistics floating out there that say odds are pretty good for your tandem skydive. Not to be too morbid, but it is actually statistically more likely to die from a lightning strike than to die on a tandem skydive. Not to mention, we take the risk every day while driving in our cars or walking down the street.
If you’re scared to skydive or have a fear of heights, you might be wondering if you should even go skydiving or if skydiving is worth it – and the answer is YES! Tandem skydiving is a great way to conquer your fears, overcome anxiety, and gain a new perspective on life. The experience alone is a good reason to go skydiving but it’s the life-long lessons you’ll learn along the way that make skydiving totally worth it!
We’ve put together a thorough guide to help you get through that first flight fright and get the most out of your skydive.
It seems that the anticipation of the skydive can be the one of the scariest parts of skydiving. As soon as you schedule your skydive, the nerves and excitement begin. Your imagination will go into overdrive with all of the scenarios, possibilities and trying to figure out what to expect while on your skydive. Give yourself a break – it’s natural to be a little nervous about something you have never done before!
Here are a few tips to help ease your anxiety in the moments leading up to your big day:
The day is here! You’re boarding the airplane that will take you 14,000+ feet in the sky and your adrenaline will most definitely start to kick in.
Here are a few tips to help you keep calm and fly on:
The best thing to note is that all of your anxiety and fear will melt away as soon as you leave the plane. Take it all in. Enjoy this moment and remember to celebrate your incredible accomplishment when you land back on the ground! Woohoo! After your first skydive, the only thing you’ll have to beware of now is the skydiving addiction!
Conquer your fears with us and book your skydive with Oklahoma’s most experienced dropzone, Oklahoma Skydiving Center! Blue skies.
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