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For skydivers, the sky isn’t the limit. It’s just the beginning. Thousands of people each year try the sport of skydiving. Some only jump once, while others go on to experience lifelong adventures, maneuvering and flipping through the air.

“Skydiving is not for everyone. But, if you enjoy the challenge of learning to perform in a completely new environment, are willing to make the effort to do it safely, and can overcome your fears to make the first few jumps – the rewards can be tremendous,” says skydiver Bill von Novak. He has jumped around 5,500 times, is a fill-in instructor at Perris Valley Skydiving in California, and sometimes teaches a free fall course to Navy SEALS at Tac-Air.

Skydivers jumping from an airplane (photo by Bill von Novak)

First Jumps

There are three options for your first jump. However, before you can make any attempts at skydiving, a ground course on safety and equipment is required. The length and complexity of the course depends on the jump you choose.

The most popular first-jump technique is tandem. Tandem has the shortest ground course, and is the easiest to complete. You and the instructor are strapped together in a double harness (the instructor behind, with you in front). Your instructor wears the tandem rig, which contains a main and a reserve parachute. You jump out of the plane together, and the instructor takes care of opening the

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how was joseph kittinger parachute jump in 1960 similar to andre jacques in 1797

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andré-Jacques Garnerin was probably the first parachute jumper.in 1797 (over 100 years before airplanes were invented),he jumped from a hot air balloon.

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They both jumped from a hot air balloon

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