If you are a wannabe thrill seeker you may want to consider doing a charity skydive. This is an opportunity to go up in a place 1,000 of miles into the air, and to jump out and feel the exhilaration of hurtling through the sky at around 120mph. If you want a way to do this sort of thing but can not afford the payment on your won, get yourself signed up with a charitable organisation and make money while doing something daring.

There are several organisations that you can register with tht will put everything in order for you. They will tell you how much a jump will cost and how much money you have to raise in order to take part. A certain amount of the money will go towards the specific charity that the company is affiliated with while a portion will go towards paying for your tuition, the pilot and the plane.

There are 4 different ways that you can choose to feel the experience of flying through the air. 3 options involve actually leaping out of a plane while the other one is for those who are not yet prepared to leave terra ferma or they are too young to qualify to jump.

Indoor Skydive

This is the perfect way to feel the wind flip through your hair and to float vertically without having to get on a plane. A vertical wind tunnel simulates the effects of skydiving by lifting you off the ground. You get the opportunity to learn how to balance and correct your posture without having to worry about having to open up a parachute.

This type of activity is also suitable for children as you are completely supervised and can only float a few metres off the ground so this could make a really fund day out for the family. You will receive some initial tuition so that you know what to expect and you will learn how to stop yourself bumping into the walls.

This is also a good way to help you decide if you are actually ready to take the next step and jump from an aeroplane.

Tandem Skydive

This is an excellent option to pick if you know that you want to skydive but are still a little bit hesitant. You want to go up in the air and get the whole experience but you may be a little worried about the responsibility of pulling your cord to release the parachute on time. There is still some skydiving training involved but it will not be too intensive. This is one way that people take part in fundraising events so you could find that charity skydiving is great for your first parachute jump.

Static Line Parachute Jump

This type of jump means that you do not have to be responsible for opening your parachute at a particular altitude. This is because you are attached to a line in the plane. Once you reach the point of jumping, the line clicks and your parachute opens automatically. You are equipped with a remote radio so that you are in constant contact with your instructors, who will give you instructions to ensure you land safely.

In order to prepare for this type of jump you have to complete a set amount of training hours to make sure you will be able to proceed safely with the jump itself.

AFF - Accelerated Freefall Parachute Jump

This is the type of jump that gives you the most freedom. There is a lot of pre training involved to get you to a level where your instructors are confident that you will be able to handle yourself and the experience when you finally launch out of the plane. You will be taught how to exit an aeroplane properly, how to hold your body, how to read your gage and when to open your parachute.

If you decide to try your hand at doing a parachute jump by volunteering for a charity skydive, you will really have once in a lifetime experience and who knows, you might find that you enjoyed it so much that you will want to try it again and again.