The moment the parachute opens will most likely catch you by surprise! It feels like you are getting pulled up slightly, as you move from your horizontal freefalling position to hanging vertically in your harness. You get to watch the canopy open, a thrilling sensation, and an experience in itself!
Once the parachute opens, you will slow down and enjoy the quiet yet spectacular canopy flight. As you gradually descend for about 5-10 minutes, you will have plenty of time to absorb the unique views and chat with your instructor. Ask them to point out the Philadelphia skyline, one of the reasons why skydiving in NJ is so special! To us, this part is just as enjoyable as the freefall, scenic and serene, as you get to fly and navigate your way back to the dropzone.