Why people jump from planes
You might be an adrenaline junkie or afraid of heights. Either way, we want to give you what we consider very compelling reasons to throw yourself off a plane.
If you haven't done it, chances are you've definitely considered the idea of freefalling, and you have every reason to do so. Skydiving has earned its spot in everyone's bucket list, mainly due to the high amounts of adrenaline it produces, as well as the breathtaking experience of flying.
Lucky for us, nowadays there are dozens of places all over the world where you can tick this one out of your lists and enjoy crazy beautiful sightseeing at the same time. New Zealand, Australia, USA, Nepal, The Alps, among others, are winning the popularity contests because, if you
are going to free fall 15,000ft, would be nice to enjoy the view.
Truth is there are plenty of options for when you decide to take the plunge, so we want to tell you to go for it. Why? First of all, and what we consider is the most crucial side of it, you get to fly.
Quoting Da Vinci himself, "Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return".
If you like to climb a mountain to get better views from the top, imagine what it'll be like to do it from the sky. It really does feel like flying, and it'll be an experience you'll never forget.
On the other hand, you don't really freefall all the way down. That might be a bit too dangerous. You actually have one minute of it, reaching speeds of up to 220km/hr. Then, your instructor -the person that knows what he's doing- will deploy the parachute.
Before you start complaining, believe us, that one minute will feel like a lot more when you're up there, at approximately 5000 feet in the air. And anyway, this will take you to the second part of the adventure.
Once the parachute opens, you'll feel a significant force pulling you up which will leave you simply hanging, slowly floating in the sky. For many, this is actually the best part because it comes when you already recover your breath and are a bit more steady to take it all in. ¡Please do! This moment will stay in your memory forever.
For the remaining of the fall, you'll have nothing else to do than wait and enjoy the scenery. And this makes for the second key reason for you to do it, the crazy-beautiful sights.
Lastly, Skydiving will give you an adrenaline rush you've never felt before. Your body will release adrenaline and endorphins, which are responsible for making you feel happy. Yes, it'll actually make you happier.
A thrill-seeking experience like this will trigger an increase of your heart rate, leave you a bit shaky and with a smile you won't be able to erase from your face for a while. It's a unique experience, and we definitely recommend it.