A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to taking my brother out for his birthday present (7 months later): Indoor Skydiving. I’ve done Indoor Skydiving before. Heck, I’ve done outside skydiving before. But regardless if you’ve done it before, what’s not to love about being blown around by a huge wind tunnel?
Where we went is near the local army base so actually the military uses it to practice. In addition, the day we went, there was a team of skydivers practicing their aerial manuevers so that was really cool to watch while we waited our turn.
I’ve talked about it before so I won’t go into a lot of great detail. If you’ve done it before, you know it’s not as easy as it looks. Mostly you’re graceless, bumping into walls and into the wire floor and you spend your minute just trying to stay afloat for more than a few seconds. The video below is really just what you get at the end of your second minute: they turn the fan WAY up and then the instructor zooms around with you up and down a few times. Big fun. I actually wouldn’t mind just spending the whole 2 minutes doing that rather than trying to bump around and figure out what I’m doing.
If you’re afraid to take the literal leap out of a plane, I promise you’ll enjoy indoor skydiving. There’s nothing to be afraid of, it’s completely safe, and you’ll still get a little thrill with none of the possible SPLAT!
What are your feelings about indoor skydiving or skydiving in general? Done it? Had fun? Never do it again?