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First-time skydivers often do their due diligence before taking the jump by researching their freefall online. One topic of deep interest is skydiving safety, specifically, questions about your tandem skydiving partner’s qualifications, how long the fall will last, and — of course — how fast it’ll be.

Skydiving is definitely a thrill, but did you know that there are several types of jumps you can make? High Altitude Low Oxygen (HALO) jumps are well-known around the world. They're said to be among the most thrilling kinds of jumps that a skydiver can make. Typically, they're reserved for military operations and training. So, is it possible for civilians to take a HALO jump? If you're not in the military, but you'd really like to see what one of these jumps is like, here's what you need to know.

You've probably heard the phrase, "why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" It dates back to the movie Point Break, and has since become a mainstay in the skydiving industry. It's also an unofficial slogan for CSC. If you're not familiar with the phrase, it's time you came and spent some time hanging out with us. It turns out that there are all kinds of great reasons to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, and have an adventure you'll remember for a lifetime.

There are a lot of common questions about skydiving, and one of those is does skydiving hurt your ears. It's a fair question, since you're so high up in altitude and falling fast before opening your chute. To better understand why people worry about it, it's important to look at what happens when you skydive. 

It's a great adventure and a real thrill ride, but that's not all it is. It's also not like anything else you'll do, and it can be a highly rewarding experience you'll talk about for years to come.

You want to fully enjoy the moment when you skydive. Knowing what to expect, and putting any fears you have to rest, can make your jump more enjoyable and more memorable. By working with your instructor, you'll learn everything you need to do to make your jump as safe and fun as possible. 

Here are some of the most important things you need to know about the noise you'll hear when skydiving, and whether you're putting your ears at risk by jumping out of a plane.

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