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Does Skydiving Help You Face Your Fears?


Boston Skydive Center Posted by: Boston Skydive Center 7 months ago

If you have never skydived before, the thought alone can be daunting. We, as humans, have an inherent fear of heights, a survival instinct developed as we evolved from tree-climbing fruit-pickers. However, we are also curious and inventive – ultimately figuring out ways to fly. Parachuting, a concept older than airplanes, gained popularity after WW2, and today, skydiving is a sought-after experience. There are a few reasons humans may like to feel scared, and skydiving can teach you a lot about fear…

Does Skydiving Help You Face Your Fears?


Parachutes are both very simple and quite complicated all at the same time. The basic format hasn’t changed – some fabric and string folded into a backpack. In reality, modern skydiving equipment is very well designed to do what it is supposed to do – using science, and sophisticated technology throughout. At Boston Skydive Center, we use state-of-the-art equipment. You are equipped with two parachutes and an automatic activation device for maximum safety. Understanding this technology might not completely ease your pre-jump nerves, but it can reassure you that you’re in safe hands.


Skydiving is an effective way to challenge yourself and step outside your comfort zone. It’s a common bucket list item and perhaps the quintessential extreme sport. If you have never jumped before, we understand that there is a deep fear of the unknown, but that makes the experience even more unforgettable. The anticipation of your first jump may give you a mix of anxiety and excitement, but nothing can ease pre-skydiving nerves like showing up to the center early to watch others land their jumps.


The most important thing to know is that for a lot of people, once you jump from the aircraft, all fear instantly dissipates. You have done it now – conquering your fear of skydiving is a big achievement! Experiencing the joy of freefall over the stunning New England landscape is incomparable. Celebrities like Will Smith, who skydived over Dubai, echo these sentiments of euphoria and accomplishment.

“The lesson for me was why were you scared in your bed the night before? What do you need that fear for? Everything up to the stepping out there is actually no reason to be scared. And then in that moment, all of a sudden, where you should be terrified, is the most blissful experience of your life.”


Those who become regular skydivers start like you–apprehensive about their first jump. Many skydivers at Boston Skydive Center began their journey as a challenge to overcome their fears. While the initial fear never fully vanishes, the anticipation of the thrill and perfect serenity outside the plane makes it all worthwhile.

Skydiving is a very good way to face your fears. It’s an experience that is both thrilling and well-managed, with a relatively low risk. It’s a lesson in discovering your inner bravery, and once you have done it, you will feel invigorated and ready to take on other challenges with newfound confidence. If you are ready to take the dive, contact us! We are happy to answer any questions you have or book your first skydive.