One person’s amazing description of skydiving 18,000 ft over the Grand Canyon

As if skydiving over the Grand Canyon didn’t already sound adrenaline racing enough, Paragon Skydive, the only company leading jumps outside of the national park, now wants to push you (and your instructor) out of an airplane at 18,000 feet (or basically as close to 18,000 feet above sea level as allowable by FAA regulations and local aircraft control) with their new Oxygen Jump, and who are you to argue?

To put this jump into perspective, most skydives happen at an elevation of about 12,500 feet. The added elevation allows for even more freefall time before needing to pull your parachute, giving you even more time to take in those grand views of mother nature’s greatest gift.

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