Do People Pass Out, Pee Their Pants, Scream or Puke Skydiving

You want to remember your skydive for the rest of your life, and you hope it is for the right reasons. The thing is you’ve heard some troubling rumors. You’d like to keep your pride intact when you land, so you were particularly perturbed when you heard that there was the possibility you’d pass out, pee your pants, scream bloody murder, or vomit while skydiving.

So, what does skydiving feel like if these confidence-shaking atrocities are verifiable possibilities?

We can guarantee skydiving will be unlike anything you’ve tried before. Let’s get down to brass tacks. What does skydiving feel like?

Do People Pass Out When Skydiving?

In truth, people have passed out during a skydive. However, the occurrence is extremely rare.

Is skydiving scary enough to steal the consciousness from a person? Not really. Typically, the individual “out cold” made one of these mistakes.

  • They forgot to breathe. Simple as it seems, a thing like catching your breath can be forgotten when your hurtling toward the earth at 120 mph. When you get to the door, take a deep breath and let out a little holler. If you can scream, you can breathe.
  • Another common culprit is the “sauce”. The night before your skydive might seem like a great time to live it up a little but be careful. Tipping back the bottle too many times the night before can leave you with a headache and a penitent for passing out.
  • Skipping meals. Many assume, though we’re not quite sure why, that you should not eat before your tandem skydive. This simply isn’t so. Sure, it probably wouldn’t do to eat a 5-course meal of rich foods, but a nice moderate meal consisting of lighter fare would do you well.
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Do People Puke While Skydiving?

Oh, the horror of upchucking. Individuals that blow chunks on their tandem skydive typically do so because of the last two mistakes listed above.

Some are just dealt an unfortunate hand by fate when it comes to motion sickness. If you’re one of these poor souls, consider pre-medicating before your jump.

What happens if you vomit while skydiving? If you happen to spew either during your jump or once back on the ground, don’t sweat it, we won’t tell.

Do People Pee Their Pants Skydiving?

If you’ve had problems with urinary incontinence in the past, it makes sense to worry you’ll sport a wet mark for the cameras! However, rest assured, we’ve been around a while, and we have yet to see someone land and stand only to present wet britches. If that doesn’t convince you, consider that nervous bladder situations typically don’t occur on a skydive, because after being pumped with the adrenaline of a terminal velocity fall, the body’s reaction is to hold it in!

Last but not least…

Do People Scream Skydiving?

You better bet your bottom dollar they do! In part, that’s the fun of it all. The louder the yell the better. Consider a scream like a release pressure valve. It helps to relieve all the tension and anticipation you’ve built up. Fill every bit of your being with air and let it out on your next jump at Skydive Orange!

The 3 Phases of Skydiving: Freefall, Parachute Opening & Landing

The 3 Phases of Skydiving: Freefall, Parachute Opening & Landing

Skydiving isn’t just about falling out of planes. It’s an adventure.

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When you sign up to jump with us at Skydive Long Island, you’ll be taken for quite a ride. Every skydive has three distinct phases: freefall, parachute opening and landing. Each stage will be unique, ranging from the adrenaline-pumping freefall to the peaceful canopy ride.

Some people tend to favor the action packed beginning of the jump, while others revel in the second half when they’re under a working parachute and gliding through the sky.

We’ll explain each stage a little more in detail below. After you experience them personally, we’d love to know which of the three you prefer!

1. Freefall

The plane ride can be an experience in and of itself. From our aircraft, you’ll see dozens of miles in each direction, from Montauk to the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. But the skydive officially begins once your feet leave the plane. We call this your “exit.”

This begins stage one: the adrenaline-pumping free fall. You may experience a brief feeling of falling for a few seconds after you depart the plane. This is when your body is speeding up to reach terminal velocity, which is roughly 120 miles per hour.

Once you reach terminal velocity after a few seconds, however, the experience changes. The best way to describe it is it feels like you’re in a wind tunnel, as though someone has a massive fan underneath you, shooting up air toward the underside of your belly.

Some people find it difficult to breathe because of the wind. But please don’t be alarmed. You can breathe, even though the experience may leave you breathless!

2. Parachute opening

After approximately 45 seconds of freefall, your tandem instructor will signal to you that it’s time to pull the parachute. The sequence of the parachute opening happens at a slow enough pace that you don’t have to worry about experiencing any kind of whiplash.

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As the parachute begins to unfurl above your head, your body will naturally transition from being in a belly-down freefall position to a vertical position where your legs are dangling from the underside of your harness.

Once the parachute is out, you’ll begin a four-minute-or-so canopy ride back down to the ground, where you’ll soar around the sky like a bird and be able to take in the incredible views of the ocean and Long Island.

Things will feel much more peaceful at this stage of the skydive. Instead of falling and hearing the loud whoosh of wind rushing past you, you’ll be floating quietly.

3. Landing

First-time tandem skydivers tend to fret about the final stage of the skydive: landing. This stage marks the final moments of the jump, when your instructor and you are making the necessary arrangements to make contact with the ground.

To slow your speed in the final five seconds of the jump, your tandem instructor will pull down on the steering toggles, which will cause the parachute to flare, sort of like the wing of a plane.

Your instructor will most likely ask you to stretch your legs out in front of you to prepare for a butt-first sliding landing.

There’s only one way to find out which of these three you like best — book a jump with us today.




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