You might think that jumping out of an airplane is something only a crazy person would do, but in truth many people that train for and try tandem skydiving say their only regret is not trying it sooner! There is no greater rush or exhilaration that comes from jumping and even the best roller coaster on the planet cannot duplicate the experience.Many people start out with tandem skydiving when they're new to jumping; an instructor is strapped to their back or holding their hands the entire time. This gives them greater security in knowing that person is right there in case they panic or anything goes wrong. Others start tandem skydiving after they've become more proficient and they begin to jump with groups as professional performers or just for fun.
There are some considerations when it comes to tandem skydiving and you may be worried about your safety. While it's good to always be cautious, keep in mind that people go skydiving every single day without incident or injury, and those professional with whom you would jump have been doing this for hundreds of hours and for years and years. Teaching tandem skydiving is a favorite choice for retired military professionals who have no other way to use their skills and love of jumping. They are also there to watch over those who are new to the sport and help them every step of the way, from packing their chute to knowing how to land safely.The fact that there are those who enjoy tandem skydiving for a fun hobby should also convince you of the relative safety of such a sport. It's easy to think only of the dangers but there are dangers involved with skiing, snowboarding, racecar driving, and so on. Reasonable precautions always need to be taken with any sport, but if you do this and really learn how to perform it properly, you greatly reduce the risks of tandem skydiving and hobbies such as these.
If you are concerned about the safety of tandem skydiving, one thing you might do is enroll in a school where you can take many hours of additional training before you make a jump. Sometimes this additional training can help you to see the safety of such a hobby and make you more comfortable with tandem skydiving overall. When you're around those that have more experience with the sport and that have been doing it for so many years, you also become more accustomed to how it works.You might also consider that the best way to enjoy tandem skydiving is to just try it one time. Typically your first jump is with someone else, usually your instructor or a senior jumper, attached right to your back. Other forms of tandem skydiving mean jumping while holding someone's hands so the two of you are spread out but still connected. These types of jumps are easy for the beginner and can help you see how much fun the hobby can be!