How Much of a Risk is Skydiving?

Skydiving is considered an *extreme* sport, and like all extreme activities, it comes with risks. However, through proper training, equipment, and precautions, these risks can be minimized.

According to the U.S. Parachute Association, there were 13 skydiving fatalities out of about 3.3 million jumps in 2019. This means that the chances of a fatal accident while skydiving are relatively low, with a fatality rate of 0.0004%. It's worth noting that most skydiving incidents are caused by human error or failure to follow proper safety procedures. So it's essential to choose a reputable skydiving company with experienced instructors and follow all safety protocols carefully. When you're researching a dropzone, pay attention to accidents and fatalities, and you will see that Skydive Milwaukee has an excellent safety record. We value your safety as well as our own. Outside of skydiving, we are teachers, doctors, nurses, EMTs, parents, daughters, brothers, fathers, mothers--we're looking out for our safety as well.

While skydiving does involve some risk, it can be a safe activity if the proper steps are taken. Our average tandem instructor has thousands of skydives and has typically been jumping for 10 years or longer, and we look forward to skydiving for many more years to come. Feel free to contact us at Skydive Milwaukee to speak to one of our highly knowledgable Safety and Training Advisors (S&TA) if you have any further questions. We look forward to jumping with you!