Parachuting, also known as skydiving, is known as the sport of the bravest. Stepping out of the aircraft and falling down to the ground with a parachute – what could be more dangerous than that? Jump with a parachute is the ultimate challenge for courage and one of the most popular items in everybody’s bucketlists. If you’re an adventurous person, if you like to put your will and bravery to a test, than this is an adventure activity for you. Once you find yourself floating slowly through the air, watching the Earth beneath, you will know that that step out of the airplane was one of the best decisions of your life.
There is no wonder many people think that skydiving is crazy, although sometimes the fear of hurting yourself y jumping from great height with a parachute is not that irrational. The thing about parachuting is that you can’t afford to make mistakes. You have to know as much as possible about your equipment before your first jump, as not being able to handle your parachute in different situations may send you into a free-fall state again and leave you with little time to react.
You need to know that contrary to popular belief, equipment failures are rather rare. There is always a chance of a bad landing, especially if you are new to parachuting. Such landings may lead to various injuries including head trauma, sprained ankles, broken bones and concussions. Mid-air collisions with hard object or even fellow jumpers are more rare, but also very dangerous.
Remember to read your policy carefully to make sure you are covered properly. Parachuting is covered with Globelink's Category 4 activities.
Feeling like a superhuman that can pull any challenge – is there anything better than this feeling of victory over your fears? Don’t ever let the doubts deprive you of scratching out one of the most challenging items of your bucketlist. With parachuting travel insurance, licensed operators and professional guides you will be safe. Parachuting will be covered under Globelink insurance policy if you have paid the additional premium of £70. It should be performed with licensed operator in EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.