Is skydiving safe?
There’s no question about it…..skydiving is an extreme sport, and with that comes risks. Just like climbing, rafting, or skiing, you can get hurt or killed skydiving. That said, millions of skydives are safely performed each year. At Out of the Blue, we do everything we can to make skydiving as safe as possible, which includes adhering to strict standards set forth by the USPA and FAA. We consider our USPA-rated instructors to be some of the best in the country; and please note, we are the oldest USPA Group Member drop zone in Southern Colorado. In addition, we only use state-of-the art equipment that has been inspected and maintained by an FAA-certified rigger. All of our tandem and student gear is equipped with advanced, computerized units called Automatic Activation Devices or AAD’s. In the very unlikely event an instructor or student is unable to deploy a parachute, the AAD will automatically fire one for them. To make for safer canopy landings, we have an established landing pattern developed by experienced canopy pilots. If you are still uncertain, come see our safety practices in action. You’re always welcome at our drop zone, even if you are just a curious spectator!