What actually is a skydive?

A skydive is the name given to the act of leaving an aircraft at altitude and falling for a short while before opening a parachute and returning to earth. That falling or “freefall” as it’s known is what defines a skydive.

Skydiving is a popular sport enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. A qualified skydiver can develop their skills to skydive with other people for fun, or competitively using a number of different flying techniques.

Skydiving is not a stunt, it’s a skilled sport that offers almost an almost unlimited progression path for those that want it, it’s highly sociable sport with a wide range of different participants. Many people liken the experience of skydiving to that of flying without wings