Four Myths About Skydiving
You've seen skydiving in commercials and movies and, often, they are doing things you just can't do in real life. Here are four myths about skydiving you may have seen or heard before and the truth!
It is possible to talk during a free fall
When you’re flying at 120 mph, it’s almost impossible for people to hear one another. Trust us on this, you can yell as loud as you want, but no one will hear you.
The higher the altitude, the more dangerous the jump
There’s actually more time to react and make corrections when jumping from a higher altitude. Just makes sense, right?
Skydiving is only for the young and fit.
Compared to other sports, skydiving is far safer and can be enjoyed by a wider range of people. All sorts of adventurous souls come to Skydive Indianapolis, from those celebrating 18th birthdays to those celebrating their 98th. We do have a weight limit, however, of 235 pounds. And, of course, if you have a health issue, you should always check with your doctor first.
The Parachute Might not Open
This is so rare, it’s almost impossible. The FAA requires that every skydiver has a dual system with a single harness; this provides a backup canopy. What’s more, all the parachutes at Skydive Indianapolis also have an Automatic Activation Device, which automatically deploys the parachute at a certain altitude.