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To skydive or not to skydive? That … is the question!

July 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The answer? To indoor skydive and THEN to skydive!  For those of you who need to build up the courage to take that leap of faith, or insanity, however you look at it, this flight is for you.

On my last trip to Niagara Falls I came across a new indoor skydiving experience that I figured would be a great way to warm up to the real thing.

I didn’t really know much about indoor skydiving until I walked into the deafening loud wind tunnel. In what is the first sky diving air tunnel in Canada I took a few face dives onto a metal grate only to very happily be whisked up by the 120 mph current. Suddenly I was floating in the air, making damn sure that I didn’t make any sudden movements which would have tossed me out of the current. I spun and glided through the air at speeds I’ve never moved at  Рwithout actually going anywhere!

I signaled to the instructor with my thumbs to take me higher – I really wanted to feel like I was flying because I was only a few feet above ground. But he said “What difference does it make? You’re going to have the same sensation of flight at 20 feet vs at 3 feet. “ It was then, for the first time that I came to the realization that as humans we think flight is a measure of height. But it’s not. Flying at a few feet above ground vs 10, 000 feet has the same physical sensation.  Skydiving just has a bit more of a build up and adrenalin rush with the jump.  It made me feel much more comfortable about jumping out of a plane this summer.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 SARA // Jan 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Can you tell me where you did this, I’m interested in trying it. thanks

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