Are you one of those people who have a secret desire to leap out of an airplane at 30,000 feet but have never quite brought yourself to do it? Do you marvel at those base jumpers who launch off tall buildings? Well here is an amazing way to have a similar experience without the death defying danger or all the palava that goes with it. An indoor skydive or outdoor free fall simulation is a brilliant group activity and the photos are grotesquely hilarious. We have two locations, Riga for an authentic outdoor experience or Milton Keynes for indoor fun in any weather.
Both locations are designed to give you as exhilarating an experience as a real jump but operate slightly differently on the internal and external equipment. Indoors the specialist facility takes the form of a vertical wind tunnel with air circulating in a particular way to create current and velocity that literally has you flying. You simply lean in to the flow and suddenly your legs are away and you are suspended Superman style, no strings attached, at up to 35 feet.
After a few short lessons where your instructor shows you the basic neutral position, you’ll progress to steering your body up and down, forwards, backwards, sideways and turning, performing all sorts of aerodynamic acrobatics.
The outdoor venue is as close as you’ll get to a real sky dive and weather conditions can affect this, as the air stream will stop in strong winds and if temperatures drop below -5 Celcius (who wants to be out there in that anyway). Indoor in Blighty is not weather dependent and a little more cozy. As the chamber is clear-sided and ground level, all your friends can see and enjoy the madness with you and don’t forget it will be their turn too.
We delicately advise that this activity does require an element of fitness and body balance and if you tip the scales in the wrong direction you may not be able to physically fly. Ladies, the Angelina Jolie in you will love the daredevil feeling, and boys are always so much more gung-ho at this activity, hurling themselves into the tunnel full on. Apart from being tremendous fun, it could be your first steps into a real skydive.