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Where to Go to Skydiving School

Aug 13, 2008
Sky High at Skydiving School

You have decided to take the plunge. Literally. A diamond ring is not what is necessary for jumping out of an airplane unless you are attempting some kind of extreme proposal. Most ladies prefer roses and a bended knee to her stomach being lodged in her throat. You might also consider not eating or drinking anything prior to facing death. What you first need to find is a good, reputable skydiving school. There are more than likely a few advertised near your local municipal airport.

There is more to know than just their rates and when the next beginner?s class is. What is their safety record? Can they offer any student/customer testimonials? Do the belong to any professional organizations? The United States Parachute Association (USPA) is widely known and respected by skydivers and novices looking for a skydiving school. Think of them as the AAA to the parachute community.

Some online services promising extremely low rates have received numerous complaints from some very unsatisfied customers. It is preferable that you make your reservation directly with the skydiving school. A deposit of partial pre-payment is customary and should be anticipated. You should also ask about health and age requirements. Most schools will not allow individuals under eighteen to jump.

And you may also be prevented from participating if you have any serious health risks. Talk to your physician before making a reservation. For those who are a little nervous about going it solo, you can opt for a tandem jump with your instructor.

The Cream of The Crop In Skydiving Schools

Maybe you want to try something outrageous during your vacation. You can go to any little airport at home; you want your first time to be memorable. Depending on where you are going, you may want to make your reservation well in advance. Chicagoland Skydiving Center bills itself as the top dog in skydiving schools in the United States. Their Freefall University is considered one of the safest in the country, attracting novices and seasoned jumpers from all over the world. Package deals are offered, if you want to make this a family affair.

Whichever skydiving school you choose, make sure you are comfortable. Ask to meet the instructor beforehand. Especially if you are tandem jumping, you might feel more at ease knowing who you will be strapped to. All businesses thrive and grow from referrals; so ask friends and family if they can give you a name or two. And of course, don?t forget to have fun.
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Charlie Reese loves to enter skydiving with his friends and fly in the sky . He always has a good time in the circle of life.
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