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Skydive into savings

If an adrenaline rush and a bird’s eye view of earth is your idea of a good time, then skydiving might be the perfect fit. But, between the gear and the lessons, skydiving can quickly rocket in price. Luckily, there are ways to save when gearing up and learning about one of the most exciting hobbies around. In order to avoid a financial free fall, here are some tips: 
Lessons Nowhere is know-how more crucial than with skydiving, which is where lessons come into play. And, whether you have your own gear or not, expert knowledge in the school of skydiving is expensive. But, there are ways to offset the price. 
Group lessons Many skydiving schools offer package discounts for those willing to learn in a group environment. If you have friends with the same passion for skydiving, bring them to the lesson or learn with new people – probably to soon to be friends! 
Travel There’s a good chance that skydiving isn’t a prevalent activity in your area. If so, traveling a short distance to areas where skydiving is more popular could save you money. After all, where there are more skydiving options, there’s bound to be better deals. 
Wind tunnels Vertical wind tunnels are a great way to learn certain skydiving techniques
And, when costs associated with gear, pilots, and planes are taken out of the equation, the wind tunnel route is an affordable alternative when learning skydiving basics. 
Gear Once you’ve learned the techniques and safety procedures associated with skydiving, it’s time to gear up and skydive on your own. By purchasing the following certified equipment in used condition, you’ll save enough money to buy your own plane. Well, you probably won’t save that much. 
Main parachute When purchasing a used main parachute, look for one with less than 200 jumps in the usage category. This will save you money while also ensuring the parachute is safe. Never buy a packed parachute without opening and inspecting it. If it’s had more than 200 jumps, you can easily tell upon close visual inspection. 
Harness and container As long as it’s functional and undamaged, the parachute harness and container, or pack, is perfectly suitable in used condition. 
Reserve parachute Considering reserve parachutes are used less than 5% of the time, buying used in this department is basically buying new. As with the main parachute, give the reserve a close visual inspection. 
About the Author: Adam Groff is a freelance writer and creator of content. He writes on a variety of topics including personal health, how to rank first onGoogle, and saving money.


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