Can You Go Skydiving In LA?

While I’ve been asking myself whether or not I should go to law school, potentially dumping every cent I earn down the tubes, it’s hard to stay away from other challenges. There’s this need to get my blood pumping at every opportunity — and that need grows in tune with the size of the challenge in front of me. Law school is a huge challenge! And what’s the best way to get the blood pumping. I can think of nothing more terrifying than skydiving.

That’s why I’ve made it my goal to skydive three times as soon as COVID is mostly behind us (and I don’t think we’re there yet, mes amis). Of course, that’s not cheap, but who cares? It’s worth the payoff. 

The good thing is that the cost of skydiving is the same basically anywhere in the country. Of course I could always go “skydiving” in Hollywood, but where’s the fun in a fake adrenaline rush a few feet off the ground? Tandem skydiving sounds so much more fun. And after I’m done I can grab a few drinks with my friends — because I’m going to make them come with me for sure. 

None of this is to say that I don’t take skydiving seriously. People have gotten hurt before because they weren’t paying attention during the lesson before the jump, and I don’t want to be one of them. This might be a year ahead of me and I’m already stupid excited. Then again, I might have tried to enroll in law school before then, so who knows? I have so many questions about jumping.

How long does the flight last and how high do we jump from? Will I have to do anything for the jump or is it all the instructor’s job? Will I be allowed to eat anything beforehand? …Should I go to the bathroom before we board the plane?