Instructors: United States Parachute Association (USPA) certified.
Schedule: from 9 am to 5 pm weekends only.
Jump plane type: Cessna 206
Info and reservations, contact Fabrizio: (646) 215-4114
Parachuting or Skydiving
This is an extreme sport in which the skydiver jumps out from an
airplane, helicopter or balloon from a height of approximately 12,000
feet, and falls at a speed of 48 miles per hour for about 60 seconds
before opening a parachute to reduce speed in order to make a safe
During freefall, after jumping from the plane, the skydiver does not experience the sensation of falling due to air resistance.
The skydiving practitioner can move in the air during free fall through body movements. For example she/he is capable of rotating, forward, backward and even accelerate their speed.
If the skydiver falls with their body parallel to the horizon, face down, their speed will be about 190 kilometers per hour.
And if she/he falls vertically, upside down, they will reach between 250 and 300 kilometers per hour.
After a minute, the parachutist opens the parachute which has the means to control direction, speed, and landing with satisfactory smoothness.