Beware of the Skydiving Addiction

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Skydiving is good – tremendously good. The sensations you feel before, during, and after jumping out of an airplane can be very powerful indeed, and there are few people that upon landing do not wish to immediately go up again for more. The mental, physical and spiritual emotions involved with skydiving can cause people to drop everything they were doing with their lives and only pursue this incredible sport forevermore. Let’s break it down a bit and investigate some of what is involved…

The Sport

Skydiving is not only an extreme experience, it is an engrossing and challenging sport with many different disciplines that can take a lifetime to master. You could get into freestyle and free-fly for flips and freedom in the air, speed skydiving to go as fast as you possibly can, formation work for building shapes with big groups of friends, or any number of parachuting pursuits such as distance or accuracy. These ways to skydive can be just for fun and personal growth or can develop into a serious competitive sport with national and world championships.

sport skydiving

The Science

Extreme experiences have a strong effect on the way humans operate. Danger and risk make us enter fight or flight mode – where our bodies and brains release chemicals to enhance performance and awareness. This feels amazing at the moment, but these effects stick around and can have a very positive influence on our overall health – both physical and mental. The good chemicals in our bodies can be purposefully stimulated by skydiving, which can be very addictive!

The Scene

For many, the dropzone is a home away from home – a place where the stresses and strains of real-life can be left behind. A huge part of going skydiving is the friends you make and the times you have at the dropzone – sometimes without even needing to jump (but jumping is the most important part). Not only is your local skydive operation a place where you can develop relationships as close as family, but the wider community that exists around the globe will also welcome you in with warmth and inclusivity wherever you go – people brought together by sharing something awesome.

skydiving scene

The Adventure

Skydiving is an adventurous thing to do and it can change your life. Learning to become a skydiver and earning a license is an amazing achievement and can open many doors to a world of new wonders. Skydiving happens on every continent and over every type of scenery, and you can witness beautiful things from the sky. Here at Skydive Monroe, we have everything you need to get started, and becoming addicted to skydiving is a very positive way to spend your time. 

The Sensation

Falling towards the earth from 14,000ft at a terminal velocity of 120mph is one of the most exhilarating things you can do with your time as a human. Sure, you can go faster in something motorized – but the feeling of pure speed developed using the combination of your body and gravity is unique. If you have never done skydiving before it is normal to be anxious about it, but there is no need as we have been doing it a long time now and are very good at it. As soon as you jump all fear is left behind – as you enter an environment of pure joy.

Skydiving is a bucket list thing for very good reasons, but it is also so much more than that. Everything involved in this amazing sport adds up to something which can take over your life. Becoming a skydiving addict is a good thing that can have huge effects on the way you live your life, on the ground as well as in the air. Join us and try it – you never know where it might take you.