An Adventure For The Those Afraid of Falling!
If you are afraid of heights or falling and don’t want to lose out on that experience of actually flying (like those dreams you had as a kid) then consider trying out indoor skydiving! It is an adventure that you won’t ever forget and it is completely safe because it is within a reliable and controllable environment.
As for me, I am personally not at all afraid of heights or falling. In fact, I’ve gone and done the real thing at 10,000+ feet above sea-level and I absolutely loved it despite that fact that I could have died that day from doing a flip over our own deployed canopy; but I will save that amazing and crazy story for another day.
So being a thrill seeker of adrenaline pumping escapades, why did I decide to try indoor skydiving?
Simple answer…because I was giving the opportunity. Last night, after my seminar session at Landmark one of our group members, who happens to be a skydiving instructor, offered us an all exclusive experience to come check it out…and wow, I had a ton of fun! I think everyone there had smiles that hurt their faces when it was all over.
So what happened, what should I expect?
We arrived, filled out some waivers, checked into some touchscreen kiosks and then we were directed up to the training room. In the training room, a certified flight instructor guided us through some basic maneuvers, body positions, and hand signals so that we could communicate inside the vertical wind tunnel. Following that, we got suited into our flight gear (i.e., a helmet, ear plugs, goggles, and a jumpsuit). Once everyone was dressed we headed over to the flight chamber where one-by-one we each got to learn how to fall…I mean fly. Have a look at the video of my experience below.
Overall, I highly recommend going. And if you happen to be in Denver, ask for my buddy Byron who works at iFly Indoor Skydiving in Denver.