Skydiving Seasons: What to Expect on Your Jump Based on the Time of Year
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by Team FlyXP
1M ago
Jumping at Skydive Paraclete XP offers a unique experience all year round – thanks to our fantastic weather, beautiful landscapes, and the right gear for every condition. Whether you’re a seasoned jumper or a first-time tandem skydiver, understanding what to expect during each season can enhance your overall skydiving experience. Which is why we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to skydiving throughout the year in Raeford, North Carolina! Skydiving in the Spring Springtime offers vibrant and spectacular views from above as the landscape bursts into color with blooming flowers and fresh greene ..read more
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Skydiving Cost: Don’t Just Book the Lowest Priced Experience
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by Team FlyXP
2M ago
Have you always dreamed of soaring through the sky, feeling the rush of wind against your face as you fly towards the earth? Or maybe you’ve been seeking an adrenaline-fueled adventure to shake up your routine and create memories that last a lifetime. Whatever your motivation, skydiving offers an experience unlike any other, but it’s natural to wonder: is it worth the investment? Let’s delve into the realm of skydiving expenses and discuss whether the exhilarating experience justifies the financial commitment. From understanding the breakdown of skydiving costs to exploring the question of whe ..read more
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Parachuting Championship Events Explained
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by Team FlyXP
3M ago
If you’re a competitive person, you might be wondering, “Are there competitions in skydiving?” Yes, indeed – skydiving competitions have been around since the 1930’s, where Russian jumpers would demonstrate who could land closest to a given target. In 1951, the Federation Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) held the very first World Parachuting Championship with just five European teams competing in freefall style and accuracy landing.  Nowadays there are more than 10 different competition skydiving disciplines with countless parachute competition events year-round, National and even World ..read more
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How Old Do You Have to Be to Skydive?
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by Team FlyXP
3M ago
We firmly believe everyone should give skydiving a go, and the good news is it is never too late to try! Participation in skydiving requires a few key things. You must be in relatively good health; have the cognitive ability required to understand what you will be doing, and likewise, make your own decision to skydive; have the physical strength to get onto the aircraft as well as exit the aircraft; have moderate flexibility for a stable freefall; and, also, be able to lift your legs for landing.  If you meet the above requirements, skydiving may be in your future! At what age can you go ..read more
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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Skydiving License?
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by Team FlyXP
4M ago
Jumping into boundless freedom, enveloped by the sky’s windy embrace. Weightlessness. Adrenaline flowing through your veins. For once, your mind is completely calm and quiet – you are here, and this moment is all you have right now. Suddenly you feel an overwhelming sense of complete and utter joy. Life is really beautiful. You hope this feeling never ends … And it doesn’t have to! Getting a skydiving license grants you the freedom to have these moments of pure bliss forever, whenever you please (as long as the weather cooperates, of course). While getting to enjoy this experience again and ag ..read more
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How Risky Is Skydiving?
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by Team FlyXP
6M ago
Life is all about risks, even walking out of your front door has a certain amount of risk attached to it. We understand that these risks shouldn’t prevent us from living a life full of passion and joy – which is why humans consistently seek stimulation throughout life. Adventurous souls seeking thrill often find themselves drawn to the adrenaline-pumping journey of living life on the edge through various extreme sports including skydiving. The allure of hurling yourself into the unknown, vast blue skies with nothing but a parachute on your back is undeniable. But how risky is skydiving? Withou ..read more
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How Does Skydiving Compare to Other Extreme Sports?
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by Team FlyXP
7M ago
Is skydiving an extreme sport? Skydiving has long been a staple of extreme sports and perhaps one of the first activities people think of when they hear the words, “extreme sport”. Skydiving provides the ultimate adrenaline rush as adventure-seekers freefall from an aircraft at staggering heights. While skydiving is just about as extreme as you can get, it isn’t the only extreme sport. What Hobbies are Similar to Skydiving? What are three other sports that involve jumping? Bungee jumping, cliff jumping, and BASE jumping are all extreme sports like skydiving that include jumping from an object ..read more
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Tandem Skydiving: Tips For an Amazing Experience!
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by Team FlyXP
9M ago
Thinking about going skydiving for the first time? Before you head to the dropzone, check out these 11 expert first-time skydiving tips that are sure to help you prepare and give you an even more exceptional first time skydiving experience. 1. Choose the Right Dropzone Selecting the right dropzone is critical for your first time skydiving experience. Research different “skydiving centers near me,” read reviews, check facilities and amenities, and consider their safety records. We are proud to share that Skydive Paraclete XP has a stellar reputation, amazing safety record, highly-experienced pr ..read more
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2023 USPA National Skydiving Championships Recap & Results
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by Team FlyXP
9M ago
Many people don’t realize that there is a lot more to skydiving than just riding the plane up and falling back down. Tandem skydiving is a huge part of our world, but there is a whole side to jumping out of airplanes that falls more accurately into the true definition of ‘sport.’ And that part of skydiving culminates in the most exciting event of the year: USPA Nationals.  USPA Nationals 2023 was no exception. Fierce competition, passionate athletes, and nail biting score results made the event just as exciting as ever. And Skydive Paraclete XP had a front row seat to all the action as ho ..read more
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Is Skydiving Worth It?
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by Team FlyXP
10M ago
Hesitations surrounding skydiving are very valid, BUT (big “but” here) they are minuscule when compared to the benefits. If you’re asking yourself, “Should I go skydiving?” We can tell you right now that the answer is YES! Look no further than a skydiving experience to find that all-enthralling endeavor we’re all subconsciously searching for.  There are a few aspects of skydiving that make people unsure about taking the leap: money, risk, and an overarching sense of apprehension. You know, that cloud of … what am I actually signing up for!? We’ve broken down some of the specifics behind d ..read more
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