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2018 | General
How to Choose the Right Skydiving Center
Finding the best skydiving center close to where you are feels kinda like online dating. Doesn't it? After all: You want to fall, and you want to fall with the very best company possible! We understand the sweet romance you're aching for, and we want to present you with a beautiful bouquet of pro tips to help you find a match made in heaven (or at least the stratosphere). Here you go-- They're for you!
Is Skydiving For You?
If you're wondering if skydiving is something you should try, there's a good chance that a few sticky little myths are getting in your way. After all: there's a good chance that skydiving is just the thing you need to catapult you to the next level in your life! Here's the straight deal, dear reader. We know you'll be glad to shake off those false assumptions!
The Art of Keeping Your Calm Before Your Skydive
Even though skydiving tandem instructors have spent many hundreds of hours and many hundreds of jumps earning demanding instructional ratings and dialing in their grace, strength and agility in the freefall context, their biggest job on any give skydive is to help their students to stay calm, to listen to instruction and to stay loose. It takes a true maestro to masterfully balance the funny with the serious. We're proud to say that, at Skydive the Ozarks, our instructors have nailed it!
How To Convince Your Mom Skydiving Is Safe
No matter what kind of a relationship you have with your mom, there's a pretty good chance that the idea of you getting out of a perfectly good airplane at altitude is going to send her into some sort of tizzy. Right? After all: She cares about your safety! You probably assume that there's no way you're going to be able to convince your mom skydiving is safe enough for her baby.
What to Wear Skydiving for the First Time
When a lot of folks show up for their first-time tandem skydive, they're not quite rockin' the kit they need for the endeavor. Heck, we're not mad--that makes sense, considering that it's hard to know the dress code for the open sky on a sunny day. Just like any other landmark occasion in life, it's nice to have an idea of what will be expected of your clothing. We're here to help!
What You Need To Know About Your Tandem Skydive Video
If you've purchased a video package ahead of your tandem jump day, bravo! You've made a wise investment and an excellent decision. From ground school and getting kitted out in your harness and goggles, to the plane ride up and, of course, the awe-inspiring, exhilarating, soul-nourishing, empowering journey down - there's a lot to take in during your skydive. Documenting your experience will enable you to seize the day time and again. Here's what you need to know:
Tandem Skydiving: What to Expect on your First Jump
We have a little secret we'd like to let you in on: Tandem skydiving is easier than you think! It's especially smooth if you know what to expect (and you come prepared with some skydiving tips to optimize the process), so we're here to help walk you, dear first time jumper, through the process of that first jump.
What Happens After the First Skydive
We know how you're feeling because we've all felt it. You have the itch. There's a constant current running through you. All you can think about is how INCREDIBLE, how ALIVE, how AMAZING you felt during and after your tandem experience, and you're hungry for more. We get it; we've been there. Here's a guide to what's waiting for you in the sky:
Pro Tips For a Better Skydiving Experience
We've been dedicating our professional lives to hosting the very best tandem skydives on the planet, and we've been doing just that for as long as we can remember. If you're looking for pro tandem skydiving tips, you most certainly have come to the right place.
Why Can't I Jump my Go Pro?
Go Pro cameras are getting more popular all the time, and are known for their ability to capture the action in high adrenaline situations. While jumping with a Go Pro on your tandem skydive is not allowed, you can use your Go Pro once you have more experience. Find out more here.
How to Cross Skydiving Off Your Bucketlist
Bucket lists never fail to fascinate. From the ebullient, reality-flexible versions you'll see in kindergarten classrooms ("Move to Disneyland!" "Get a pet alien!" "Make friends with Moana!") to the equally reality-flexible versions written up by adults ("Lose 20 pounds!" "Get on the property ladder!" "Stop scrolling every time your hands are free!"), they tend to represent a wide swath of human endeavor. One item, however, has a tendency to top the list--every list, every age, everywhere--and that's skydiving. A whopping percentage of the first-time tandem skydivers who come to the Ozarks Skydiving Center come here with one thing in mind: to check it off.