This particular post is going to consist mainly of a video, as there really isn’t a whole lot that can be said about this adventure, it has to be shown.
A few weeks back a friend and I went to iFly, an indoor skydiving joint in Orlando. Check it out at: http://www.iflyorlando.com/ifly-indoor-skydiving
iFly simulates sky diving without a parachute by shooting air in a vertical wind tunnel at speeds of up to 150 mph. It does feel a lot like skydiving though it isn’t quite the same experience.
We paid for two one-minute flights each. That might make it seem like in four minutes we would be on our merry way, but the way it worked was that we didn’t get to go twice in a row, rather we were in a group of about 14 people and had to wait for everyone in our group to go once before we could get our second time. There were a couple of very small children flying (kids 3 years and up were permitted to fly) and it was quite entertaining watching them have their gos. They were certainly braver than I was at that age.
Check out my flight experience on this 5-minute video – and be sure to stay tuned for the instructors turn at the end. There was awesome stuff going on there!
I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience skydiving without actually having to go skydiving. Scaredy cats, this one is for you! This is probably the closest you can get to the experience without having to jump out of a plane, and you are completely safe the entire time – especially when compared to free falling from 10,000 feet.