Skydiving Information and Articles

Interested in learning about skydiving Newport from a different perspective? If so, then we invite you to read through our articles from some of our instructors and even the owner. Here we share insights about the sport, some of our guests and even things to be on the watch for. Would you like to see a topic addressed in our articles page? If so, contact us and we'll answer your skydiving questions in length right here!

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  • 4 Incredible Benefits of Tandem Skydiving

    4 Incredible Benefits of Tandem Skydiving

    Similar to other sports and exercise in general, there are a lot of great mental and health benefits to skydiving. Here are our top four tandem skydiving benefits at Skydive Newport.

    June 7, 2019
  • Children Visiting Skydive Newport

    Children Visiting Skydive Newport

    As a skydiver and a parent, we know you want to expose your kids to the most amazing parts of life. But when it comes to kids at the Skydive Newport dropzone, our policy is in place for safety first.

    June 4, 2019
  • What to Know About Skydiving Altitudes

    What to Know About Skydiving Altitudes

    Skydiving altitudes vary, but the plane generally flies to a typical jump altitude. Learn about what height you can skydive from, average to highest skydiving heights and why you'd want to go higher.

    May 23, 2019
  • Why We Don't Use Groupon for Skydiving at Skydive Newport

    Why We Don't Use Groupon for Skydiving at Skydive Newport

    Finding a discount to have the experience of a lifetime might seem like a great idea, but let us explain why we specifically don't use Groupon for skydiving.

    April 26, 2019
  • What Does Skydiving Feel Like?

    What Does Skydiving Feel Like?

    The skydiving experience may seem like it would be stomach dropping like riding a roller coaster but allow us to help describe the truly amazing feeling.

    April 24, 2019
  • 5 Things To Know Before Your First Skydive

    5 Things To Know Before Your First Skydive

    If you're a first-timer, you might be daunted by the idea of making a tandem skydive. Don't be! Skydiving (especially here, in our stunning Rhode Island home) isn't just the thrill of a lifetime. It's a moment for posterity, and it's more powerful than you think.

    September 7, 2018
  • How Old Do You Have To Be To Skydive?

    How Old Do You Have To Be To Skydive?

    Skydiving is a sport that fascinates young and old alike. Often, we get the question is there a skydiving age limit? Well, there isn't a limit, but there is a minimum, and it's for a pretty good reason. Here's the down low on how old you need to be to skydive.

    July 31, 2018
  • Skydiving Near Portland, Maine - Why Choose Skydive Newport

    Skydiving Near Portland, Maine - Why Choose Skydive Newport

    Whether you're looking for a place where you can make your first-ever jump or you're a seasoned skydiver who's looking for a dropzone to call home, spending time researching the skydiving center that's right for you is valuable exercise that can have tremendous pay offs .

    June 21, 2018
  • Skydiving New England

    Skydiving New England

    Each season, you and your family make the beach your vacation destination. You go to enjoy the sun and sand, the calming sound of water lapping at the shore, and to feel like your stress is being swept away receding with each wave. But, did you know it's also New England's prime destination to skydive? That's right, you can come to Newport to enjoy the vacation vibes and beachy views and get the thrill of a lifetime with a skydive too!

    May 30, 2018
  • What To Know For Your First Jump

    What To Know For Your First Jump

    Some people say the sky is the limit, skydivers say the sky feels like home. If you're wanting to discover why--a tandem skydive is just the way to find out.

    April 16, 2018
  • Skydiving Prices: What's Included?

    Skydiving Prices: What's Included?

    The price you pay for your tandem skydive includes necessities such as equipment, instructors, facilities and planes. See what's included in your skydive adventure at Skydive Newport.

    September 29, 2017
  • Skydiving or Parachuting? A History of Terminology

    Skydiving or Parachuting? A History of Terminology

    Skydiving or parachuting? If you are wondering which term is correct, Skydive Newport would like to give you a little history lesson on terminology.

    August 28, 2017
  • It's A Bird-- It's a Plane-- No! It's a Celebrity Skydiver!

    It's A Bird-- It's a Plane-- No! It's a Celebrity Skydiver!

    People like to say that actors are just like normal people, only famous. So it makes sense that awesome celebrities would do awesome activities like skydiving.

    July 30, 2017
  • When Can I Skydive By Myself

    When Can I Skydive By Myself

    Once you've had your first taste of skydiving, we bet you'll want to come back for more! We love tandem skydiving here at Skydive Newport. Learn what it takes to be able to skydive by yourself.

    June 21, 2017
  • Parachute Jumping vs Bungee Jumping

    Parachute Jumping vs Bungee Jumping

    Extreme sports are not one size fits all. We like skydiving for so many reasons and think it's the best choice of other free fall options. It's safe and easy on the body and mind.

    May 26, 2017
  • Do I Need Special Skydiving Clothing

    Do I Need Special Skydiving Clothing

    A big factor for skydiving is dressing for success! What you need to know about what to wear during your skydive.

    April 30, 2017
  • So You Booked Your Jump, What About Weather?

    So You Booked Your Jump, What About Weather?

    So you've booked your jump, but how will the weather affect your ability to jump? What factors go into the assessment of the conditions? Here is a bit of information about how we determine that.

    April 17, 2017
  • How to Conquer Your Fear of Skydiving

    How to Conquer Your Fear of Skydiving

    Is skydiving this scary for everyone? The answer, in our years of experience, is yes! Here are some tools to help you overcome your fear of skydiving.

    March 29, 2017
  • Is Tandem Skydiving Safe?

    Is Tandem Skydiving Safe?

    Skydiving is a dangerous sport, but it can be done safely. We examine the hard numbers of fatalities in the sport to allow you to consider if this is a risk worth taking.

    February 11, 2016
  • When Colbie Caillat Skydived With Us

    When Colbie Caillat Skydived With Us

    It's not everyday you get an international, Grammy Award winning musician skydiving with you! We were stoked to host Colbie Caillat for her skydive!

    February 11, 2016
  • Thinking of Skydiving? What You Should Know

    Thinking of Skydiving? What You Should Know

    All who offer the adventure of skydiving are not the same. Do your research and recognize if a deal sounds too good to be true... it probably is!

    February 11, 2016

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