How Safe Is Skydiving

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Since the earliest days of human flight, skydiving has always held a particular place in people’s minds as something that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. If you’re considering jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and have talked to friends, family or loved ones about it, you most certainly had someone (read: your mom) ask you to consider how safe or dangerous it is. Just like anything worth doing in life, skydiving is not without risk. However, over the last several decades, it has become much safer and here at WNY Skydiving, we do everything we can to add to your safety. Here’s what you can expect when you join us in our friendly skies:

How Safe Is Skydiving | WNY Skydiving

Experienced and Safety-Minded


To enjoy your skydiving experience, you need to feel confident. We know that much of that confidence comes from trusting that the skydiving facility you’ve chosen is experienced and focused on maintaining a strong safety culture. WNY Skydiving is the most experienced operator in the region, and we’ve earned a strong and positive reputation for our approach to operating a safe dropzone.

Passionate Team

We have an intimate group here at WNY Skydiving – which means more likely than not, at some point or another, you’ll meet each one of us. Whether we’re sitting quietly behind the scenes or hanging out in the middle of everything, each member of our team is an important member of the WNY team. Even if you don’t think skydiving will become your thing after your initial tandem jump, we strongly believe the people behind your skydive matter.

WNY Skydiving instructors team members

Only Great Conditions


Skydiving is a weather-dependent sport and there are a variety of conditions we will look at to determine whether or not jumping is possible on a given date. We choose not to jump in high winds or through solid layers of clouds (this goes back to our point about being safety-minded). If we determine that the weather does not permit jumping on the date you are scheduled, you will have up to one year to reschedule your skydive. 

Pre-Jump Training


Skydiving is an all-day process and part of that involves your training class. Even though you’ll have an instructor attached to you during your tandem skydive, you’ll still want to know a few things as well as get the chance to ask any questions you may have. Between the completion of your training class and the time you actually jump, you can kick back and enjoy watching our skydiving activities.

We believe in the transformative power of skydiving. So much so that many of us give up everything to share this wondrous experience with others. The investment of time and money to become a skydiving instructor is significant and if we’re being honest, it’s not exactly a job we will get rich from. But for us, it is worth it because our goal is to expose as many people as possible to the joy of jumping. We take the time to give each person an experience they will never forget because we have not forgotten what it’s like to experience a skydive for the first time. Ready to see what it’s all about first hand? Schedule your skydive with WNY Skydiving today!

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