While they say that the only thing that falls out of the sky is bird crap & idiots etc - this was a bucket list experience that I was really glad to have done.
Unlike military jumps where they try to bring you in as low as possible so people have less time to shoot you - civilians jump really high up to maximize your experience- which means plenty of time to use a back up.
It’s not without risk, of course. Then again- some neighborhoods I’ve lived in were really dangerous back in the day- being trans can be really dangerous- bacon - not safe. You check out in a box whatever you do - a little fun along the way ain’t so scary.
“According to the United States Parachuting Association, there are an estimated 3 million jumps per year, and the fatality count is only 21 (for 2010). That’s a 0.0007% chance of dying from a skydive, compared to a 0.0167% chance of dying in a car accident (based on driving 10,000 miles).”