If you are wondering where to go skydiving and you are near Baltimore, we recommend choosing Skydive Baltimore. As a matter of fact, even if you are in Maryland, or Washington DC, Skydive Baltimore is still a very good choice when it comes to skydiving centers. But let’s find out a little more about who Skydive Baltimore is and why we think it’s an excellent choice for skydivers.
Equipment failure rarely causes fatalities and injuries. Approximately one in deployments of a main parachute results in a malfunction. Ram-air parachutes typically spin uncontrollably when malfunctioning, and must certainly be jettisoned before deploying the reserve parachute. Reserve parachutes are packed and deployed differently; they’re also designed more conservatively and built and tested to more exacting standards so they’re more reliable than main parachutes, but the true safety advantage arises from the likelihood of an unlikely main malfunction multiplied by the even not as likely likelihood of a reserve malfunction. This yields a level smaller likelihood of a double malfunction although the chance of a main malfunction that cannot be cutaway causing a reserve malfunction is a very real risk.
At a sport skydiver’s deployment altitude, the individual manually deploys a small pilot-chute which acts as a drogue, catching air and taking out the main parachute or the main canopy. You will find two principal systems being used: the “throw-out”, where the skydiver pulls a toggle attached to the the surface of the pilot-chute stowed in a small pocket outside the main container: and the “pull-out”, where the skydiver pulls a small pad attached to the pilot-chute which will be stowed in the container.
Skydive Baltimore parent Company has been in operation since 1974 and it has owned and managed skydiving centers in both Maryland and Delaware. Approximately 14,000 people have learnt how to skydive through the Company’s facilities, with the Company’s records showing about 1.5 million skydivers having jumped over the years. Countless Washington DC and Baltimore residents visit Skydive Baltimore to skydive every year, with thousands of people also receiving skydiving training by Skydive Baltimore’s staff on how to jump safely. All skydiving jumps are supervised by Skydive Baltimore’s senior staff. Senior staff members have extensive experience consisting of thousands and thousands of successful skydiving jumps.
While this is only a brief introduction to the Skydive Baltimore skydiving center, why we invite you to learn more. Whether you are coming from the city of Baltimore, or from any other nearby city or state, do not wait any longer. Check out the Skydive Baltimore website for additional information. You can find tandem skydiving pricing information, photo and video packages pricing information, as well as enjoy our amazing photo gallery, showing the many fantastic people who have jumped with us over the years. If you have any questions or need any clarification regarding our skydiving services or regarding your upcoming skydiving experience, please do not hesitate to ask. A Skydive Baltimore customer service team member will be more than happy to answer all your questions. We look forward to seeing you on our next jump!