If there’s one thing that the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara taught us, it’s that the initial inertia and the fright of heights goes off the moment you find yourself hanging to a parachute, some thousands of feet above the ground, flying in line with clouds and looking below how tiny everything really is compared to this big wide world. As scary and nerve-wracking as it may seem, nothing can give you more peace than jumping off an aeroplane and hanging mid-air!
Skydiving or parachuting is an air sport that involves jumping off a high point in Earth and controlling the speed of one’s flight by deploying a parachute attached to the flier’s back. Tandem joy flights are done with a guide that helps the flier deploy the parachute. Before each joy flight, a small instructive session is undertaken where the flier is guided about the posture to be maintained in flight and given emergency training as well.
Skydiving, like most other adventure sports, is both a recreational and competitive sport. Skydiving competitions include a number of events like canopy formation, accuracy landing, skydiving formation and wingsuit flying amongst many others.