What Does Tandem Skydiving Feel Like?


Memories are stored in the deepest part of your brain and are experiences that can be brought to the surface and felt in real time. Those with particularly impressive imaginations can even use these sensory echoes to make inferences on how something completely unfamiliar will feel. Despite this uncanny ability, for the majority of people, nowhere along the expanse of this spectrum of sensory understanding can they pinpoint with tandem skydiving feels like. Here is why:

One of our favorite things about Skydiving in Maryland is that it feels like flying and falling all at once. The reason for this is the mix of physics and perception. Many worry that skydiving will result in the stomach drop feeling you get on roller coasters and other amusement park rides, thankfully that is not true.

During your skydiving freefall, you fall to the earth reaching speeds up to 120 mph within mere moments. During this time, your mind will be fully aware that you’ve jumped out of the aircraft and are aiming back to Earth – however unimaginable it is though, you will feel like you are not speeding through the air.

Though invisible to the naked eye, the sky is filled with more air molecules than you can imagine. As you fall, you collide with these molecules and you end up experiencing something called air resistance. Because of this air resistance, you will reach a point where the force of gravity is countered by the force of air molecules you are passing through. We call this terminal velocity. The feeling on the body is akin to being supported on a cushion of air.

Tandem Skydiving Feels Like Complete Freedom

There are not many times in life where you will be faced with a boundless horizon. Within this great experience of tandem skydiving, you will be able to see a view that makes you feel both infinite and infinitesimal at the same time. This is exactly what it feels like when you tandem skydive at Skydive Chesapeake. No limits. Bound by nothing but physics in these moments it feels like the shackles of the world are cast aside.

Tandem Skydive Feels Like Waking Up

The humdrum of the world has a way of lulling us to sleep. While by all medical definitions, we are wide awake, the way we drone about our day seems more like sleepwalking than living. Monotony has a way of preventing us from really experiencing all life has to offer, and it takes something truly special to stir a person from this comfortable daze. On a skydive, you really wake up. The slumber of tedium is set aside to be replaced by a desire to take in as much of you can of this bright, exciting existence.

So we ask again, what does Tandem Skydiving feel like? – Come see for yourself.