Experience the adrenaline of Skydiving in Houston
Experience the adrenaline of Skydiving in Houston
Experience the adrenaline of Skydiving in Houston

Do you like extreme sports and total adrenaline? Or maybe you want to live new exciting experiences, try new and crazy things that give emotion and fun to your life? The beautiful city of Houston offers you that and much more. In today's entry, we want to talk about one of the most exciting experiences that a person can dare to live, Skydiving.

Skydiving, also called parachuting, is a sport in which athletes jump out of an airplane at a certain altitude and perform acrobatic movements in free fall. Then they open their parachutes to slow down and return safely to Earth. Skydiving is considered to be an extreme sport which takes a lot of courage but also gives you an adrenalin kick.


Skydiving is a sport that is not as young as it may seem.  At the end of the 18th century, a Frenchman, Andre Garnerin, jumped from a hot air balloon and was thought to be the first real parachutist.

Later on, skydiving became important for the army and air force. Pilots could jump out of a plane and land on earth safely if something went wrong. In wars, soldiers were dropped off in war zones, often behind enemy lines. Skydivers are also used when it comes to fighting off disasters like bushfires.

Competitions in skydiving are held regularly.  Events include landing close to a target and performing acrobatic movements in the air, as well as flying in formation. In the last few years another event, sky surfing, in which a surfboard is attached to a jumper, has become popular. Group skydiving requires a group of parachutists to perform figures while in free fall.


A skydiver must always check their gear to see if everything is OK. They always carry a backup parachute with them, just in case the main chute does not open. Steering lines are attached to a backpack. With them, parachutists can control their direction.

Before you jump alone you normally do tandem jumps with an instructor or an experienced jumper. Through such jumps, you get used to free fall, wind directions and how to steer. Skydivers must also learn a lot of theory. Wind speed and other weather elements are important.

Airplanes climb to an altitude of 7,000 to 15,000 feet (2000 to 4,600 meters) before letting out the jumpers. The freefall stage lasts between 45 and 80 seconds. Jumpers reach a speed of up to 130 miles an hour (210 km/h). Skydiving requires excellent weather. Jumping in rainy weather or during strong winds can be very dangerous.


Skydive Spaceland-Houston is a three- generation family drop zone/skydiving training center specializing in innovative, constantly refined skydiving education just south of Houston city. Built from the ground up exclusively for parachuting on a 130-acre private airfield, this skydiving center hosts around 100,000 skydives annually and has hosted several state and national freefall skydiving records in addition to the U.S. National Skydiving Championships (2009).

If you are looking to skydive for the first time in Houston, bring it on over here! This facility and staff stand ready to give you the freefalling time of your life whether you’re looking to fly by yourself, bring a couple of friends, or throw down a big skydiving party or corporate retreat/team-building event. Their aircraft will allow up to 11 tandem skydivers to jump from the same flight, as well as a tasty deli ready for your skydiving appetite once you land. Open every day but Christmas, from 8 am to 6 pm on weekdays and 7:30 am to sunset or later on weekends.

Skydive Spaceland-Houston serves Texas and Louisiana parachutists in the Houston/Galveston, College Station, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Lake Charles areas. However, also routinely host skydivers from around the world. One of the reasons jumpers come here for freefall and parachute training is because they are a high-volume, busy drop zone that’s open 7 days a week, allowing their customers to get their basic skydiving A license in as little as a week. Another is that their program is, quite simply, one of the biggest and the best. Last year, Skydive Spaceland-Houston graduated more than twice as many skydivers to their basic (A) license than any other skydiving school in the United States.


If you like to be a more in the ground person you still can experience all the plummeting, free falling, and soaring sensations of skydiving without ever getting on a plane. This indoor skydiving experience puts you in a vertical wind tunnel, where you can float weightlessly in space for an unforgettable adrenaline rush in totally safe surroundings.

Arrive at iFLY and get geared up, stepping into your flight suit, strapping on your helmet, and adjusting your protective goggles to fit. An experienced and accredited instructor leads you in an introductory training session so that you can get the most out of your adventure, and then it’s time to step into the flight chamber.

The instructor accompanies you inside and offers tips and pointers, and then you're lifted off your feet as the chamber fills with rushing wind. Hover above the ground, spin through the air and feel the thrill before touching back down on solid ground. Then, catch your breath and do it all over again.

Why not give it a try? After all, that is what life is about, living new experiences and having the initiative to do new things.

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