This is another one of those questions I have been asked a hundred times. The very simple answer is NO!  You do not get that roller coaster effect when skydiving. Only a Zero G Dives can cause that feeling in your stomach.  Zero G is that slight pause where you go from climbing up to all of a sudden accelerating downward. With jumping from a perfectly good airplane there really is no pause. The plane is flying forward at approximately 100 mph when we make that leap. Since the plane is moving forward at such a fast rate you really don’t even start falling straight down at first. When a Tandem Pair leaves the plane you actually take around 10 seconds before you reach terminal velocity.

In 25 years of skydiving I have listened to people who are thinking of making a skydive that they do not like that queasy feeling they receive from a roller coaster. This is one of their concerns and I assure them that it will not happen when skydiving. In fact when you first jump you don’t even feel like you are falling. We are so high above the Earth that you as we free fall it just feels like a bunch of wind is hitting you. There is no perception that you are falling  since there are no objects in the air to get the perspective of how fast you are falling. Of course once you are at a lower altitude you will start to realize that…man…we are falling fast. That is about the time we deploy the parachute.

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