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Skydiving in Johannesburg

Skydiving in Johannesburg.Experience the thrill of skydiving

Skydiving in Johannesburg.Experience how skydiving from 10,000 is a nerve-tingling thrill that will stay with you for ever. For a fundamental shift in reality

Skydiving in Johannesburg

Experience how a skydiving in Johannesburg experience from 10,000 is a nerve-tingling thrill that will stay with you for ever. Securely strapped to your expert skydiving Johannesburg instructor and clinging on to the side of the plane door, your time will come to dive and begin the most exhilarating journey of your life, back to planet Earth! The best 30 seconds ever, traveling at 120mph, will be followed by a 5-7 minute gentle float back down as you deploy the parachute at 5,000 feet.Don’t you just irritated with the amount of times we say skydiving Johannesburg. Sorry guys, something that needs to be done for our web page rankings, so yes you will get to see the word skydiving Johannesburg a lot more on this page.

“We jump out of the plane and scream in triumph, knowing that something fundamental has changed inside of us. All our doubts, fears and uncertainties are left behind. They are left back there in the plane, rapidly evaporating like our breath. All our imagined horrors have dissipated, leaving a new, more positive reality in their place.”

HISTORY OF SKYDIVING IN JOHANNESBURG

The history of skydiving appears to start with Andre-Jacques Garnerin who made successful parachute jumps from a hot-air balloon in 1797. The military developed parachuting technology first as a way to save aircrews from emergencies aboard balloons and aircraft in flight, later as a way of delivering soldiers to the battlefield. Early competitions date back to the 1930s, and it became an international sport in 1951.

In the early days, a trained skydiver (or jumper) and a group of associates met at an isolated airport, sometimes referred to as a “drop zone” (DZ) A fixed base operator at that airport usually operates one or more aircraft, and takes groups of skydivers up for a fee. It was common for an individual jumper to go up in a Cessna light aircraft such as C-172 or C-182. These days, it is common for busier DZs near populated areas to use multiple, larger aircraft such as the Cessna Caravan C208 or De Havilland Twin Otter DHC6

“A typical skydiving in  Johannesburg adventure involves individuals jumping out of an aircraft (usually an airplane, but sometimes Spiderman helps by erecting high elevation webs), at approximately 3,000 meters (around 10,000 feet) altitude, and free-falling for a period of time before activating a parachute to slow the landing down to safe speeds”

 

skydiving in johannesburg

A plane.Used to get you up.Our elevators are out of order

skydiving in johannesburg

taking the plunge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vertical Flight

Once the parachute is opened, (usually the parachute will be fully inflated by 2,500 ft), the jumper can control his or her direction and speed with toggles on the end of steering lines attached to the trailing edge of the parachute, and so he or she can aim for the landing site and come to a relatively gentle stop in a safe landing environment. All modern sport parachutes have self-inflating wings that provide control of speed and direction similar to the related paragliders. By manipulating the shape of the body—as a pilot manipulates the shape of his aircraft’s wings-a skydiver can generate turns, forward motion, backwards motion, and even lift (relative to other skydivers, not to the ground). When leaving an aircraft, for a few seconds a skydiver continues to travel forwards as well as down, due to the momentum created by the plane’s speed (known as throw-forward). The perception of a change from horizontal to vertical flight is known as the ‘relative wind’. In freefall, skydivers generally do not experience a ‘falling’ sensation because the resistance of the air to their body at speeds above about 80kph provides some feeling of weight and direction. At normal exit speeds for aircraft (approx 140 KPH) there is little feeling of falling just after exit, but jumping from a balloon or helicopter can create this sensation. Skydivers reach terminal velocity (around 120 mph (190 km/h) for belly to Earth orientations, 150-200 mph (240-320 km/h) for head down orientations) and are no longer accelerating towards the ground. At this point the sensation is as of a hard wind.

YOUR FIRST SKYDIVING IN JOHANNESBURG JUMP

Many skydiving in Johannesburg jumpers make take their first skydiving experience with an experienced and trained instructor (this type of skydive may be in the form of a tandem skydive). During the tandem jump the jumpmaster is responsible for the stable exit, maintaining a proper stable freefall position, and activating and controlling the parachute. With training and experience, the fear of the first few jumps is supplanted by the tact of controlling fear so that one may come to experience the satisfaction of mastering aerial skills and performing increasingly complicated maneuvers in the sky with friends. To become a tandem master, one needs to have completed 1000 jumps, so don’t worry, you are in safe hands.

skydiving in johannesburg

Skydiving from Witbank

 Cost for skydiving in johannesburg?

 Ok, what is the cost for skydiving in Johannesburg you may be wondering. Don’t wonder too much or you might stray away from your jump. nelow is our pricing depending on what type of skydiving jump you are looking at. Parachutes are compulsory with all jumps. No jumping from trees allowed.

  • Tandem jump: R1,900
  • Static Line Jump: POA

If you would like your crazy experience to filmed, there is an extra cost of R550. You will be provided with your own personal DVD of your jump.Try to put on a brave face as you shall be leaving a legacy and you don’t want your grand children laughing at you one day.

 

 

Where do we jump from?

 

Ok, so we might have lied a tad. Our skydiving in Johannesburg stance may be slightly skewed. Due to Johannesburg being a  built up area, we are not allowed to jump over this fine city.Now don’t jump to conclusions, we just used the words so we are found on google. How cool is that. if we had not done that, you would not be reading this.Coincidence, fate or just pure luck? Our actual jumps are held from various drop zones depending on numbers and availability of aircraft. the 3 main drop zones we use are Rustenburg, Witbank and Carltoneville. We would need to confirm the dropzone when you make a booking.

 

skydiving in johannesberg

Witbank Sep 2012

Skydiving Record jump from space **************

Ok, skydiving is going to be taking to a new level, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the world record for the longest jump, hurtling through the paradigm us humans call the sky  more than 23 miles from the Earth’s stratosphere.

“I’ve done a lot of test jumps, so I’m good,” Baumgartner confidently told Fox News before adding that he would “probably say a little prayer” before making the jump that could literally make his blood boil if something goes wrong.

Baumgartner has been preparing with retired Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger, who set the current world record back in 1960 when he made a 102,000-foot jump.

To prepare for the jump, Baumgartner will breath pure oxygen for nearly an hour to remove nitrogen bubbles from his blood. He will then stay at the peak elevation for three hours, allowing his body to adjust. He will then jump in a pressurized suit that will prevent his blood from boiling at the extremely high elevation.

And if all goes well, Baumgartner will set another world record during his jump, becoming the first human being to break the speed of sound in a free-fall jump.

CNN reports that the pressurized suit worn by Baumgartner is similar to those worn by U-2 pilots but that even those highly skilled airmen rarely come within 50,000 feet of his planned drop point.

  • Check out the video on the link below:

World record on jump from space