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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  • How Loud is Free Fall?

    How Loud is Free Fall?

    Skydiving for the first time? You might not have thought about how loud free fall is. Here are the sounds you can expect to hear during your skydive.

    December 20, 2016
  • Does Skydiving Feel Like a Roller Coaster?

    Does Skydiving Feel Like a Roller Coaster?

    Wondering what it feels like to skydive? Will your stomach drop like when you're on a roller coaster? Will it feel like falling? We answer your questions here!

    December 20, 2016
  • 7 Things You Need for a Successful Skydive

    7 Things You Need for a Successful Skydive

    First-time skydivers can easily be caught off-guard by the planning process. No wonder! I mean: it's hard to plan for something that you've never done before.

    November 22, 2016
  • What is Skydiving?

    What is Skydiving?

    What's skydiving? The definition might be broader than you think. Learn more about skydiving & how it differs from BASE jumping, paragliding & speed flying.

    November 8, 2016
  • What Should a Skydive Cost?

    What Should a Skydive Cost?

    When it comes to tandem skydiving cost, cheaper isn't always better, especially when it comes to such a detail-oriented, safety-requisite activity.

    October 24, 2016
  • Can You Go Skydiving In The Rain?

    Can You Go Skydiving In The Rain?

    Rain, in its right place, is one of the things that makes it so pleasing to live on planet Earth. That said: skydiving in rain is one of the most unpleasant horrors you can endure. It's awful. It's hideous. It makes you want to move to the middle of the Sahara and never see another raindrop so long as you live.

    October 17, 2016
  • Skydiving: Why We Jump

    Skydiving: Why We Jump

    There's really nothing like the buzz of the first jump! It's fun. It's exhilarating. It's scary. It's peaceful. It's fast. It's so many things, all contradicting each other and merging together in a melting pot of adrenaline and excitement.

    September 28, 2016
  • Does Your First Skydive Have To Be Tandem?

    Does Your First Skydive Have To Be Tandem?

    Making your first skydive is an incredible thrill. Most people choose tandem skydiving for their first experience. We'll explain why.

    September 21, 2016
  • The Role You Play On Your First Skydive

    The Role You Play On Your First Skydive

    When you make your first skydive, you're not just along for the ride! The role you play is hugely important in keeping yourself and your instructor safe.

    August 29, 2016
  • Differences Between Skydiving and BASE Jumping

    Differences Between Skydiving and BASE Jumping

    Skydiving is the starting point of every BASE jumping career, and the more skydives you make, the longer and less-injury-prone that BASE jumping career is likely to be--so starting the skydiving chapter of your life at a great dropzone is a healthy first step in that direction.

    August 23, 2016
  • Top 10 Reasons To Skydive

    Top 10 Reasons To Skydive

    On the fence about making that first tandem skydive? We could probably give thousands of reasons to give skydiving a try... but here are our top 10!

    July 26, 2016
  • Why Do People Skydive?

    Why Do People Skydive?

    "So, like, skydiving? Really? Why?" It's a question we get asked a lot! Here we answer the question once and for all with some of our top reasons to skydive.

    July 20, 2016
  • Will Skydiving Help You Overcome Your Fear of Heights?

    Will Skydiving Help You Overcome Your Fear of Heights?

    Here are three important things you need to know about having a fear of heights in the context of skydiving. They may surprise you!

    June 28, 2016
  • Top 10 Things To Do in Central New York

    Top 10 Things To Do in Central New York

    Central New York has tons to offer, including loads of summer activities. Skydiving would always be our first choice (of course)... but if you're planning a visit to the area, here is our list of top 10 things to do!

    June 15, 2016
  • Skydive Finger Lakes: Why Choose Us

    Skydive Finger Lakes: Why Choose Us

    Skydive Finger Lakes has been welcoming first time and experienced skydivers from Rochester, Syracuse and all over New York since 1982. Here are just a few reasons to choose us for your skydiving experience.

    May 30, 2016
  • Tandem Skydiving? Tips for a Great Experience

    Tandem Skydiving? Tips for a Great Experience

    Read tips from Skydive Finger Lakes to get the most out of your tandem skydiving experience, whether you jump in Rochester area or further afield.

    May 15, 2016
  • The Top 5 Reasons You MUST Skydive!

    The Top 5 Reasons You MUST Skydive!


    Are you *thinking* about skydiving, but scared out of your mind about doing it? Relax, everyone feels this way. If it wasn't for the fear factor, the achievement wouldn't feel as great! So let's chat about why you simply MUST jump!

    January 9, 2016
  • Skydiving: What To Know Before You Go

    Skydiving: What To Know Before You Go

    If you're thinking of making a skydive, there are a few key pieces of information you should know before you make your booking.

    January 8, 2016
  • Skydiving: Common Questions Answered

    Skydiving: Common Questions Answered

    We get lots of questions about skydiving. Here we answer your most common questions!

    January 8, 2016
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