Formation Skydiving

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Within the world of skydiving, there are multiple body flight disciplines to master. ‘Belly flying’ is the body position of ‘belly to earth.’ This is the most stable body position as it offers more surface area to the wind. A more complex discipline of flying is ‘head to earth’ or ‘head down.’ This is more challenging as the surface area is much smaller.

Formation skydiving is the combination of multiple skydivers who fly relative to each other in a belly to earth position.

Like any sport, formation skydiving is easy to learn, but there are intricacies to the discipline that challenge the world’s best skydivers especially when executing different movements with others in a group. These groups can consist of 4-way, 8-way, 10-way and 16-way competition teams. The present world record for the largest group of belly flyers is 400!

I just love any establishment where you can tell that the employees are just STOKED to work there. The positive energy was infectious.

It was my husband and I's first skydiving experience. We planned on going in a month to a facility like this in Vegas for his bday. But I am just so happy that we came here. Everyone here was so kind, professional and funny. It's been 24 hrs since our skydiving adventure and I'm still on an adrenalin high.

Teresa B.