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Skydiving: A Comprehensive Guide to the Different Types of Skydiving

Hey, hey, hey! It's me Cam and I'm here to introduce you to the world of skydiving. In this article, we're going to dive deep into the different types of skydiving and what you can expect from each one. Whether you're a first-timer looking for a thrill or an experienced skydiver looking to take it to the next level, we've got you covered. So get ready to jump out of that plane and into the exciting world of skydiving!

Tandem Skydiving

Tandem skydiving is the most popular type of skydiving for first-timers. In this type of skydiving, the client is harnessed to an experienced skydiver, who is responsible for deploying the parachute and guiding the descent. Tandem skydiving requires minimal training and allows clients to experience the thrill of freefall without the added stress of deploying the parachute. As you can see below, this was my first time skydiving and it just so happened to be in the beautiful city of Dubai.

Accelerated Freefall

Accelerated freefall (AFF) is a type of skydiving that involves a more hands-on approach. In AFF, the client is required to complete a training program that typically involves several jumps with two instructors. During the first few jumps, the instructors hold onto the client's harness and assist with stability and control. As the client progresses, the instructors provide less assistance until the client is able to jump solo.

(Source:WNY Skydiving)

Static Line

Static line is a type of skydiving that involves a line attached to the aircraft that automatically deploys the parachute once the client jumps. This type of skydiving is often used in military training and requires minimal freefall training. The client typically jumps solo, but may have an instructor jump with them to provide assistance if needed.


Wingsuit Flying

Wingsuit flying is a type of skydiving that involves wearing a special suit that allows the client to glide through the air. The wingsuit provides extra lift and allows for longer and more controlled flights. Wingsuit flying requires extensive training and experience, and should only be attempted by experienced skydivers.


Formation Skydiving

Formation skydiving is a type of skydiving that involves groups of skydivers jumping from the aircraft and forming predetermined formations in the air. Formation skydiving requires extensive training and experience, and is typically done in teams.

And there you have it, folks! We've explored all the different types of skydiving and hopefully, you're feeling pumped and ready to take on the sky. Whether it's tandem, solo, or any of the other types, each one offers a unique and unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss. Just remember to choose a reputable skydiving company and follow all the safety guidelines to ensure a smooth and enjoyable jump. So what are you waiting for? It's time to spread your wings and soar!


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