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Welcome to the exhilarating Skydiving Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your knowledge of this breathtaking sport and prove that you’re a genuine skydiving enthusiast?

We’ve crafted a series of thrilling questions to challenge your skydiving wisdom.

Simply keep track of your correct answers and check our result table to gauge your performance.

So, tighten your harness, adjust your goggles, and let’s see if you can soar through this quiz and land a perfect score with your skydiving expertise!

Table of Contents

1. What is the minimum age required for skydiving in most countries?

  • A) 16
  • B) 18
  • C) 21

2. What does the term “freefall” refer to in skydiving?

  • A) The descending motion during a parachute deployment
  • B) The sensation of weightlessness experienced by skydivers
  • C) The part of a jump when a skydiver is falling without a deployed parachute

3. Which of the following components forms part of a skydiver’s three-ring release system?

  • A) Carabiner
  • B) Altitude release
  • C) Riser loop

4. At what altitude does a skydiver typically deploy their parachute?

  • A) 2,000 feet
  • B) 4,000 feet
  • C) 6,000 feet

5. What is the record for the highest altitude skydive?

  • A) 102,800 feet
  • B) 127,852 feet
  • C) 136,889 feet

6. What is the name of the maneuver in which a skydiver falls feet-first?

  • A) Track
  • B) Head-down
  • C) Sit-fly

7. What is the primary purpose of a drogue parachute in tandem skydiving?

  • A) To assist in landing
  • B) To stabilize the jumpers during freefall
  • C) To reduce freefall speed

8. Approximately how long does a typical freefall last in a skydive from 12,000 feet?

  • A) 30 seconds
  • B) 45 seconds
  • C) 60 seconds

9. What is the term used when a skydiver exits an aircraft in a group, linking up in a predetermined formation?

  • A) Wingsuit flying
  • B) Canopy piloting
  • C) Formation skydiving

10. What is the typical terminal velocity of a skydiver during freefall?

  • A) 90 mph
  • B) 120 mph
  • C) 150 mph

11. Who was the first person to perform a parachute jump from a moving airplane?

  • A) Charles Broadwick
  • B) Albert Berry
  • C) Leslie Irvin

12. What is a CYPRES device commonly used for in the sport of skydiving?

  • A) GPS tracking
  • B) Automatic parachute activation
  • C) In-flight communication

13. What does the acronym “AFF” stand for in skydiving terminology?

  • A) Advanced Freefall Flight
  • B) Accelerated Freefall Fun
  • C) Accelerated Freefall Program

14. What type of aircraft is commonly used for skydiving?

  • A) Cessna 182
  • B) Boeing 747
  • C) Airbus A380

15. What does the famous acronym “PLF” stand for when discussing landings in skydiving?

  • A) Parachute Landing Formation
  • B) Perfect Landing Fall
  • C) Parachute Landing Fall

16. Which of the following is a recommendation for eating before a skydive?

  • A) Not eating anything
  • B) Eating a light meal
  • C) Eating a heavy meal

17. In which decade did skydiving become a competitive sport?

  • A) 1920s
  • B) 1940s
  • C) 1950s

18. Who holds the world record for the most skydives in a 24-hour period?

  • A) Jay Stokes
  • B) Felix Baumgartner
  • C) Amy Chmelecki

19. What is the term for wearing a wingsuit while skydiving?

  • A) Birdman flying
  • B) Glide jumping
  • C) Wingsuit flying

20. In what year was the first successful ram-air parachute jump recorded?

  • A) 1963
  • B) 1965
  • C) 1971

21. Which of the following is NOT a type of skydiving discipline?

  • A) Accuracy landing
  • B) Wing walking
  • C) Vertical formation skydiving

22. What is a “hop and pop” in skydiving?

  • A) A low-altitude jump with an immediate parachute deployment
  • B) A dance performed by skydivers after a successful landing
  • C) A type of parachute malfunction

23. What is the name of the world’s largest annual skydiving event?

  • A) World Parachute Championship
  • B) Skydive Dubai
  • C) World Freefall Convention

24. What color is most commonly used for skydiving smoke trails?

  • A) White
  • B) Red
  • C) Blue

25. In military skydiving operations, what does the acronym “HALO” stand for?

  • A) High Altitude Low Opening
  • B) High Air Lift Off
  • C) Heavy Artillery Lift Off

26. What is a “boogie” in skydiving?

  • A) A dance performed before boarding the plane
  • B) A rapid spin during freefall
  • C) A skydiving event or party with scheduled fun jumps

27. What does the acronym “BASE” stand for in BASE jumping?

  • A) Building, Antenna, Span, Earth
  • B) Bridge, Air, Structure, Exit
  • C) Balance, Altitude, Safety, Experience

28. In skydiving, what is a “cutaway”?

  • A) A type of camera used for recording jumps
  • B) A parachute release in case of a malfunction
  • C) A technique for separating from a formation

29. Which of the following is an example of a high-performance parachute maneuver?

  • A) Flare
  • B) Swoop
  • C) Stall

30. What is a canopy formation, also known as “CReW” skydiving?

  • A) Jumpers connect their parachutes together during freefall
  • B) Jumpers form a circle beneath a single parachute
  • C) Jumpers exit the plane while holding onto their parachutes

31. In skydiving, who is responsible for ensuring the safety of the parachute equipment?

  • A) The drop zone operator
  • B) The aircraft pilot
  • C) The individual skydiver

32. What is one common reason skydivers use audible altimeters?

  • A) To communicate with other skydivers in midair
  • B) To provide altitude awareness while wearing goggles or during freefall maneuvers
  • C) To record the speed of the jump for later analysis

33. Which material is commonly used for the construction of modern skydiving parachutes?

  • A) Ripstop nylon
  • B) Cotton
  • C) Polyester


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning ‘real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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