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Are you skydiving for the first time? Are you apprehensive about the whole thing? Then don’t worry. You are normal. If you are not worrying on your first skydive you must be a bird or superman! Skydiving is gravity-defying. Well…literally. It takes a lot of preparation to fly in the skies, and not lose one’s sanity.
If you are a first time skydiver, you need to be well-prepared for it. Both physically and mentally. More than physical preparation, it is the mental preparation that matters.
Visualize your skydive
You need to visualize. Visualize as if you are in the skies. Visualize all possible things. Research suggests that visualization get’s the mind prepared. You would have noticed how many sportsmen visualize their matches, before getting on to the competition.
Contact the nearest drop zone
Contact your local drop zone. Ask them their hours of operation. Check with the trainers at the drop zone, and schedule your first sky dive with their help. You might need to go for some initial training classes. During the briefing sessions, clarify all your doubts. Read over the Internet before you attend the briefing sessions. There is no harm in asking stupid questions. If you were to ask “What if I saw an aero plane in my way?”!
Choose the way you will jump
There are different types of sky dive jumps. Tandem jump, accelerated free fall, static line jump, and so on. Choose which jump suits you.
Choose the right outfit and dive
On the day of the dive, wear the right clothes. When you sit on the plane, don’t jump before you hear the call ‘jump’!