Are you crazy enough to jump out of a perfectly good plane? Well, that’s exactly what I did to celebrate my 25th birthday this year. Skydiving was never one of those things I ever wanted to do until I had the opportunity to ride with the Army Golden Knights, and since that day I wanted to add and cross skydiving off my bucket list.
There are several different options when it comes to skydiving in Georiga. We opted to go with Skydive Georgia in Ceadertown as it came with high safety reviews and is one of the largest skydiving operations in the southeast. The facility also has been in operation since 1999 with a staff of over 30 years of experience.
Upon arriving at the drop zone, you will fill out a waiver that basically signs your life away, then watch a 10-minute video about how to dive tandem, then you get all strapped into your harness. Simple enough, right?
Flight & Fall
The flight to 14,000 feet takes about 10 minutes, but that is enough time to get psyched out. I, personally, got very anxious as we started to make that flight up. Then they opened the doors and out you went. What’s it like to free fall to earth? It is an absolute sensory overload! It is the ultimate adrenaline-pumping experience and one I definitely would do again!
After you reach the proper altitude, they pull the parachute, and you have about a 5-7 minute float back to the ground.