Skydiving is one activity that makes people’s heart take a pause or skip when it is mentioned. Of course, we all love to see someone dive in the skies for us to see and borough, we wish silently in our hearts to be able to dive in the skies too. But to take the big step to skydive is a problem the whole world is afraid to take.
Clearly, no one is born supernaturally with skydiving prowess. Felix Baumgartner, a world renowned skydiver who in 2012, became the first skydiver ever to reach Mach 1.25 in freefall, said in an interview of how he was not born a skydiver. He further added that he learnt it for quite a couple of years.
Skydiving on the outside, may look scary and something worth running away from. Nevertheless, on a closer look, we see that it is some easy sports to do. Reason being that no one learns skydiving on his own. It is hardly seen that one learns it singlehandedly.
This implies that a large percentage of people who are upcoming professional skydivers or who just skydive for fun, are tutored by a professional. And, this alone is comforting.
Unlike other sports, viz, Football, Skating, Basketball, Lawn tennis, etc. which an individual can just wake to the rave of it and do, Skydiving has to be done from off a plane. So, this makes it difficult for just any kid to do or where possibly can a plane be gotten by an exuberant kid? Hence, unnecessary injuries are evitable.
Also, in Skydiving, a whole lot of provision is made to safeguard a novice. One of these provision is Skydiving with a professional compulsorily. Yeah, compulsorily!
This is technically referred to as Tandem. Just as the name implies, you have a partner tandem with you. Here, that partner is a professional and he does about 90% of the diving leaving you with just 10% which is arguably just staying in compliance with his instructions. It’s as simple as that. However, with time, he’ll leave you to Skydive on your own.