Just the word ‘skydiving’ will get your blood pumping and heart throbbing. Jumping out of an airplane is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea and we get it! Skydiving isn’t for everyone. So… who is it for?
BUCKET LIST FULFILLERS
So many are just looking for that ole cliche of getting outside their comfort zones, meeting life by doing something wild and thrilling, and perhaps to see life from a different point of view. Many people around the world will add skydiving to their bucket lists, but very few will actually fulfill that line item. Why? Skydiving takes a bit of gusto to follow through.
It’s totally normal to think skydiving is crazy because the sport is rather unknown. There are only 40,000 members of the national organization called the United States Parachute Association, which showcases of the billions of people on the planet, not many fulfill that bucket list. Social media has helped propel the sport into mainstream media, but many do not know how much has gone into the development of equipment and training and techniques, the updated requirements to become an instructor, and the evolution of the culture of the sport. It’s not just filled with adrenaline junkies as stereotypically thought, skydivers are very thoughtful of the safety of the sport.
THOSE CELEBRATING A SPECIAL OCCASION
Skydiving is a unique adventure that stamps the timeline of celebrating a milestones in life. Many come out to celebrate:
- Graduations (high school, college or tech schools)
- Birthday’s (any age 18 or over!)
- Engagement (heck, some even propose skydiving!)
- Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties
- Weddings (yes, some even get married skydiving, not just celebrating afterwards)
- Gender Reveals (contact us to help you organize your gender reveal)
- Getting a New Job or Promotion
- Holidays (or giving the gift of skydiving for a holiday)
ALWAYS WANTED TO FLY
Oh yes, the Peter Pan syndrome! So many of us have grown up with dreams of flying. Skydiving is such a great way with little time to invest to experience the super-hero-feeling of flying. It generally takes about a half a day to make a tandem skydive and at Skydive Shenandoah costs about $250 (with advanced reservations).
Athletes have a natural sense of focus, balance, and willingness to learn. Many athletes cross train in other sports in order to enhance their own skills in their chosen fields. Skydiving is a great sport that engages all the senses and truly helps hone in the mental aspect of sport by truly being in the moment.
ADVENTURE SEEKERS / ADRENALINE JUNKIES
And of course, it goes without saying, if you’re an adrenaline junkie. Yes, adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers have a tendancy to fall in love with skydiving. But… you’ll be surprised. You DON’T have to be an adrenaline junkie to try skydiving – just curious, just have enough courage, and just have a bit of time to give it a try!
You don’t have to be any of the above to try skydiving. You know deep inside if it’s for you or not. It’s just… do you have the courage to try it?