Does skydiving damage your hearing?

Risks of skydiving: what are the dangers?

Although skydiving is statistically a safe sport, there is still a risk to life and limb - be it due to packing errors, incorrect opening of the wing or disruptions during landing. Find out here which risks play a particularly important role in skydiving and how you can minimize them.

High risk: wrong self-assessment

Even if you have your license to skydive in your hands after 23 test jumps and two test jumps, a lot more experience is required to practice the sport safely. Anyone who thinks they are an old hand with 100 jumps is mistaken. Some jumpers can show several thousand. But even with this wealth of experience, you are not immune to the risks of skydiving.

It is all the more important to realistically assess both your own physical condition and the weather conditions. To minimize the risk of disaster, you should inspect your equipment just as carefully and thoroughly before each new jump as you did before your first.

Other risks when skydiving

An important part of your equipment is an acoustic altimeter. The German Parachuting Association even prescribes its use. Although this is not intended to replace the visual height measuring device, it nevertheless reduces the risk of opening the main screen too late. In addition, if you are very low, you should not be afraid to draw the reserve - thanks to the changed opening parameters, this can be your life insurance.

Teammates are also among the potential risks involved in skydiving. If you cannot rely on your formation partner, all safety measures that affect your own equipment and your own jumping behavior are useless. Reduce the risk of an accident by carefully planning and practicing formations. You should also regularly take part in training courses in which you will find out about the possible risks of skydiving and exchange ideas with other jumpers.

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