Sunday, June 03, 2007

I can fly!

My mother-in-law gave hubby and me a voucher for an indoor skydiving experience, and we went yesterday. It was so much fun!

We had a long drive up to Bodyflight Bedford, but it was worth it. After a bit of instructional videos and safety demonstrations, we were ushered into a tube three stories off the ground, where a huge fan (or system of fans?) was forcing air through at more than 100MPH. Wahoo!

Neil and I each got two individual flying sessions of 1 minute 15 seconds each. As you'll see in this little highlights video, I was slightly more successful than my lovely husband. Grin.

Before our session, we got to see some real experts in the tunnel. There was a group doing formations and one guy did a backwards flip out of the very small exit door from about ten feet in the air.

If you're interested in how the wind tunnel works, a different company's website has a cool explanation.

P.S. Someday, I will skydive for real.

1 comment:

alvina said...

lol. That video is awesome. I've never seen that before!

I feel bad for the spotter or whatever that guy's role is. Neil kept slamming him against the wall!

Yes, skydive!