Skydiving Research Paper

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Skydiving is a group organized and professionally guided sporting activity that involves individuals jumping from an aircraft, at a high altitude with parachutes and performing several acrobatic maneuvers during free fall before safely landing on the ground with the help of the parachutes. The free fall flights, which give people rests and restores them from work as a kind of recreation, stimulate people’s passion of lives and become parts of their wonderful memories. Jumping out of the airplane is amusing. Hence, skydiving activity is not just a free fall process; it is actually flying— a free, imaginative and non-mechanical flight. Skydiving is not only considered as leisure and recreation but also involves a sense of people’s own sakes as …show more content…
However, my first experience of skydiving came with a lot of learning and fun. I always was overly athletic and in love with outdoor extreme activities right from my younger days, all through my vibrant teenage years up to the present. This inborn athleticism and love for extreme sporting, I assumed, spurred from my beloved father who is also madly in love with anything and everything that involves large natural outdoor spaces, considerable risk and a coinciding adrenaline rush. I searched for skydiving information on the websites and knew that San Diego had a wonderful view by seeing from the sky. Thus, we were warmly received by the San Diego skydiving team and without any waste of time headed to the instructional area where we met our instructor for the day. We were duly informed that even before setting foot onto the airplane that was to lead us 15,000 feet for our jump, we had to sit in for a brief training lesson by the experienced instructors. The lesson, we were informed, was to cover sky diving basics such as how to exit the moving airplane for the fall, the safe and acceptable free fall body positions as well as controlling your flight during the fall. Additionally, the lesson also covered the basics of parachute deployment, the pertinent parachute control and …show more content…
This would be the hardest part I thought. Eventually, the jumpmasters opened the door. When I observed, I saw my friend who had already made a jump. Then, my jumpmaster told me to get up and head to the door. As I was approaching the door, I felt heavy. This may be was because of the heavy “flight” equipment that I was wearing with my jumpmaster. My camera man was already out of the plane. I was being held tightly with my jumpmaster, probably for my safety as this was my very first skydive. Just in a few seconds, my jumpmaster pushed me at my back that I even did not have time to hesitate to jump out of the plane. I was in the sky! During that moment, I had a feeling of a free acceleration. The wind rushing to my face and the panoramic view of the whole horizon made me feel utterly free and oddly relaxed. I had expected to freak out at the idea of being 15,000 feet from the ground, but absurd, it brought me inexplicable calm and peace. Then, as each second passed, I sensed that we were accelerating faster and faster each moment. It seemed like Bungee Jumping, but there was nothing you could rely on. After a while, I saw the camera man filming my free fall. I did some post, still being held tightly with my jumpmaster. This, to me, was no longer a feeling of falling and accelerating. It was a typical float in the

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