If you’re like many people, the idea of skydiving evokes a number of feelings: your curiosity, your interest, and then your apprehension at the idea of falling several thousand feet out of a perfectly good airplane. Indoor Skydiving Orlando has captured the experience of skydiving, and combined it with the safety of never being more than a few feet off the ground. How do they make this indoor experience mimic the feeling of freefalling through the sky, even though you’re closer to the ground than the roofline of a single-story house? They have recreated the sensation with a large wind tunnel; it’s been turned on its end, so that the wind-generating mechanism is at the bottom and aimed upward. The floor of the tunnel is covered with a trampoline surface, and since you’re only a few feet from it, it’s a much lower-risk, safer alternative to a real sky dive. Even if you have no skydiving experience, Indoor Skydiving Orlando makes it fun, easy, and most importantly, safe. It’s so safe, in fact, that there are almost no restrictions on who can fly; you must be three years of age or older, and in good physical condition. There are some conditions, like back or neck problems, that may restrict you from participating, but for the most part, this activity is open to anyone who wants to fly.
When you first arrive, you’ll check in at the front desk. While you are welcome to walk in and purchase a ticket when you arrive, scheduling your visit in advance will ensure that you get in without having to wait in line. Online reservations will not only eliminate the wait time, but will allow you to plan your visit according to your group size and experience level. After check-in, you’ll meet your professional instructor, who will be with you throughout the rest of your visit. Before your experience begins, the instructor will show you a quick demo (either live or on video) on how to maneuver inside the tunnel. The demo is followed by a class, where you’ll learn some basic safety information, as well as a few tips on how to achieve and maintain the proper body form. You’ll also learn the hand signals they’ll use to guide you during your “jump”; it’s far too loud inside the tunnel for verbal directions to be of any use.
Once your lesson is over, you’ll get into your gear (which consists of a flight suit, helmet, knee and elbow pads, ear plugs, and goggles), and get ready to fly! While you wait, you will get to watch the others in your group, which many customers say is almost as fun as the experience itself. Your instructor will be in the tunnel with you, monitoring your positioning and guiding you as needed. Then, you can relax and enjoy this unique and exhilarating experience. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced flier, Indoor Skydiving Orlando promises an exciting and fun adventure for all. There are two popular skydiving providers to choose from: SkyVenture and iFly. Make sure to look these up on your GPS before heading out!