A girl giving two thumbs up while in free fall on a tandem skydive

Skydiving: Why It’s Different Than What You Think

Friday, June 2, 2017

Skydiving. It’s just falling out of an airplane, right?


Skydiving is an incredible, once in a lifetime experience. It’s a sport, a proper hobby, and people across the globe compete to be the best. It’s a full-time job (for those who want it to be) – and our instructors will be the first to tell you it’s the greatest job in the world!

Let’s talk about flying…

What superpower would you choose to have, if you could have one? Go on, anything at all? Thought of it?

We’ll bet that most of you said ‘flying’. And we don’t blame you! Imagine being able to fly your body through the air, with complete control over where you go and how you get there…

Well, imagine no more!

Tandem skydiving student holding onto instructors feet

One of the absolute greatest things about skydiving is that it’s the closest you’re gonna get to really flying. By moving our bodies in certain ways, we can turn, go forwards, go backwards, fall faster and fall slower. As skydivers perfect these skills, they can learn to fly with other people too. Amazing, right?

Could you be better than the ‘you’ you are today?

We live in a really fast paced world. If we’re not working hard in our day jobs, we’re off socializing with our friends or taking care of our families. It can feel like a non-stop ride, but don’t we all need a break from time to time?

Skydiving’s a great way to take a moment for yourself and gain a little perspective.

Ask anyone what they were thinking about as they fell toward the earth at 120mph, and we’ll bet not one of them says they were worried about the bills they had to pay or thinking about work!

It’s not just about taking your mind off things, either. Making a skydive is a challenge, both physically and mentally. Once you’ve done it, you’ll forever be armed with the confidence of knowing you’ve met that challenge and done something incredible.

It’s all about the people

One of the biggest things that keep people coming back to skydiving is the people!

Skydiving touches people from all different backgrounds because it’s all about doing something exceptional that challenges you on a very personal level. That means the people who do it are extraordinary people, driven by something to come and do this, whether just the once or again and again.

We believe the skydiving community is one of the greatest communities in the world. Come and join us to find out why! Book your skydive with us, or get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.



Tandem Skydiver in freefall at Skydive Tecumseh

Best place to skydive in Michigan hands down!! Super friendly and knowledgeable staff make you feel special, comfortable and safe. Our first tandem experience was incredible!!! Definitely coming back soon and recommend friends to go here!!!

Erik Chovan