Skydiving Articles

Check out our archive of articles and write ups to learn more about the sport of skydiving, our drop zone, and fun things to in the Finger Lakes region.

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  • Positive Effects Of Skydiving On The Body

    Positive Effects Of Skydiving On The Body

    Everyone knows that skydiving provides a massive adrenaline rush, but did you know that skydiving has real benefits on your physical and mental health? Find out more here!

    September 21, 2017
  • What is Ground Rush & How Does it Affect My Skydive?

    What is Ground Rush & How Does it Affect My Skydive?

    The phrase "ground rush" describes the optical illusion that the ground is rushing up to meet you. It's very unlikely that you will experience the sensation of ground rush during your tandem skydive for a number of number of reasons - find out why here!

    September 5, 2017
  • 5 Things You Never Knew About Skydiving

    5 Things You Never Knew About Skydiving

    Skydiving may seem straightforward. You exit the plane, pull a parachute, and land on the ground. But there is so much more to the sport than you can possibly imagine!

    August 29, 2017
  • What Equipment Is Needed For Skydiving?

    What Equipment Is Needed For Skydiving?

    What equipment do you need for skydiving? We've put together a basic skydiving equipment list and considerations to help you choose the best gear.

    August 15, 2017
  • How Long Does It Take To Skydive

    How Long Does It Take To Skydive

    Skydiving is one of the most amazing things you'll ever do and it can feel long and short all at the same time! Here we break down how long a skydive lasts.

    July 26, 2017
  • Is There a Maximum Skydiving Age Limit?

    Is There a Maximum Skydiving Age Limit?

    In the U.S. you can't legally skydive until you're 18. But there is no cap on age, so anyone in good health can jump. Read our basic skydiving requirements.

    July 12, 2017
  • 11 Questions With Instructor: Gabriella Sanguedolce

    11 Questions With Instructor: Gabriella Sanguedolce

    Gabriella Sanguedolce is an integral member of the Skydive Finger Lakes community. After making her first skydive on her 21st birthday, she always dreamed of becoming a professional skydiver. Gabriella is the newly appointed skydiving operations manager, a tandem instructor, and coach, senior rigger and is living the dream!

    June 27, 2017
  • A High-Flying Family Affair

    A High-Flying Family Affair

    At the end of 2015, Justin Baker purchased a historic dropzone Finger Lakes Skydivers located in Ovid, NY. He gave it a new name--Skydive Finger Lakes--and the rest is history. The path he trod to get there is a unique one, indeed.

    May 31, 2017
  • What is HALO Jumping?

    What is HALO Jumping?

    HALO (high altitude low opening) jumps are typically used by the military for the delivery of people & equipment into hard to reach areas via air transport.

    April 29, 2017
  • Skydiving For Dummies: What You Need to Know

    Skydiving For Dummies: What You Need to Know

    You don't have to be an "A" student to get an A license--so much is clear. Even so, there are baseline bits of information that you need to have for a successful skydive.

    April 24, 2017
  • Can I Bring A GoPro On My First Skydive

    Can I Bring A GoPro On My First Skydive

    Given our immaculate views of the Finger Lakes from 10,000 ft, many first time skydivers ask if they can bring a GoPro on their first skydive.

    March 28, 2017
  • Which Is Safer: Skydiving or Driving

    Which Is Safer: Skydiving or Driving

    Curious which activity is more dangerous, skydiving or driving? Here we look at skydiving safety statistics and how common skydiving accidents are.

    March 20, 2017
  • How To Prepare for Your First Skydive

    How To Prepare for Your First Skydive

    In anticipation of your first jump, you may be feeling a bit nervous, and we experienced skydivers know that feeling prepared always helps. To help you prepare for your skydive, we've compiled ten 'DO's and 'DON'T's to make your first time skydiving experience one you'll never forget.

    February 26, 2017
  • Steps to Get A Skydiving License Explained

    Steps to Get A Skydiving License Explained

    Want to get certified for solo skydiving? You can typically achieve your skydiving A license in 25 jumps. Here we explain the four steps to becoming a licensed skydiver at Skydive Finger Lakes.

    February 21, 2017
  • How To Manage Skydiving Risks

    How To Manage Skydiving Risks

    Without a doubt, modern equipment and training techniques have done much to increase the safety of skydiving. Here's how we manage skydiving risks.

    January 24, 2017
  • How Many Parachutes Does a Skydiver Have?

    How Many Parachutes Does a Skydiver Have?

    When skydiving, how many parachutes are there? Here's some interesting facts that explain how skydiving rigs use two parachutes to keep you safe.

    January 24, 2017