Oh, the skydiving exit. For some, the thought of jumping from the plane evokes great excitement, and for others, it induces knee-shaking anxiety and door fear. Regardless of the stance, you may take right now, the skydiving exit is what allows you to escape the confines of the plane to take an air bath in the freedom of the wild blue yonder. We love this part of the jump so much, one of our favorite skydiving sayings is “if you want to fly, get out of the plane!”
Ready to make the leap? We’ll prepare you with some insider tips on skydiving exits.
Of all the skydiving techniques, one of the most critical that tandem instructors must master is the skydiving exit. It seems simple enough: go from the inside of the plane to the outside of the plane. So, in essence, this is very well true. However, on a tandem skydive, to ensure the safety of both instructor and passenger, the perfect skydiving exit takes a bit of finesse.
How will you and your instructor exit the aircraft? Some tandem skydiving students want every last second filled with action. If you’re one of the aforementioned adrenaline junkies, you might be wondering can you dive, backflip, or barrel roll out of the door? What kind of fun skydiving exits can you do?
If you’re doing a tandem skydive and wondering if you can backflip or barrel roll out of the plane, the short answer is no. In order to deploy the drogue in a safe, stable manner, tandem jumpers need to exit presented to the relative wind (the airflow which comes from the front of the aircraft and the direction the plane is moving towards). However, it’s still possible to have a safe skydiving exit that is also a fun skydiving exit! Below are three common tandem skydiving exits.
All of the above skydiving exits are fun, but the exit is just a small part of the excitement of your skydive! Ultimately, your instructor will choose the exit that is best based on safety considerations and the circumstances of your particular jump.
Before you even board the aircraft, your instructor will go over which skydiving exit you will do. When it’s your turn to exit, you and your instructor will make your way to the door of the aircraft. Do exactly as you practiced. If you play your part, the skydiving exit should go off without a hitch!
If you’re really interested in giving those backflips and barrel rolls a try on exit, you should consider getting your skydiving license. Once licensed, there are a whole host of other fun skydiving exits you can try. Just to scratch the surface, here are a few:
What do you say? Let’s fly! Contact us to book your skydive at Skydive Monroe today.