I went skydiving in August and I found that I could not breathe during the free fall. Is there some sort of mask I can wear during the jump so that I can breathe?
Celine M. asked on Dec 11, 2012
In Freefall there is 200kph winds blowing in your face.. This should increase the ability to inhale, you can then exhale if your having trouble by leaning you face to the side and telling your instructor you can't breath. From the 50,000 videos we've done in the last 10 years, we have noticed a pattern.. People whom feel they cannot breath are usually flying face down instead of head up, or yelling the whole way down. The out of breath feeling you are most likely having is pure awesome heart throbbing adrenaline, and we succeeded at getting your juices flowing. I have not yet met a second time jumper who felt they could not breath in freefall... If your really worried about it you can wear a full face helmet, but honestly it takes away from the experience. Please come talk to any of our instructors before you jump if your still concerned.. We'd be happy to spend time with you one on one to assist in making the experience as amazing as possible.
Al C. from Merchant replied on Dec 11, 2012