A Sky Dive Jump From The Middle Ages To Mid Air
by John Ewing [January 29, 2007]
Believe it or not. skydiving has been around for hundreds of years. Some historians even trace the first parachutes back to China in the 1100s. That's a long distance. in years and miles. away from skydiving San Diego. But if you are in the southern California area and want to do some San Diego parachuting. it's good to know you have history on your side.
The modern history of skydiving began at the end of the 18th century. when stunt performers in France first began doings jumps out of hot-air balloons. It wasn't long after the invention of the airplane that people got the idea to leap out of that. Skydiving. skydiving school. and the aircraft to support the sport really took off after World War II.
Then Raymond Young. the famous founding father of the sport. came up with the term "skydiving." and its become a fun and famous. and for some people profitable. pastime ever since. Skydiving school and commercial jump sites opened all over the United States. and the world. California is no different. To skydive in San Diego. you have a wealth of nearby options. as well as options up the coast.
To stay local in southern California. though. you'll want to first check out these spots for skydiving San Diego. Some of San Diego parachuting opportunity is just right outside of the city.
Pacific Coast Skydiving. for instance. is just 20 miles south of the San Diego airport. They specialize in tandem beginner jumps. but they also have room on the aircraft for fun jumpers as well.
Skydive San Diego does just that. giving you the prime chance to skydive in San Diego. You can't beat the scenery either. with clear views of Mexico and the Pacific.
Of course. don't feel limited by the confines of the San Diego metropolitan area. Skydiving lessons and jumps can be had from San Jose to Sacramento. Fresno to Frisco. no matter if you're a beginner looking for your first tandem ride or an old-hat looking for jump number 1.001. After all. California is right at home with extreme sports like skydiving. surfing. skateboarding. and rock climbing. You name it. Californians do it.
About the Author
John Ewing writes for http://www.skydiving-parachuting-guide.com A free online magazine that carries articles on Skydive, and a guide on the best drop zones here Skydive