Many people around the world have skydiving on their bucket list, but have you ever considered adding indoor skydiving to your list as well? Indoor skydiving is the vertical arena where skydivers can not only hone their freefall skills but just about anyone can become skilled in the wind tunnel – you don’t have to be a skydiver. Not everyone is ready for the thrill of exiting an airplane roughly two miles above the ground but most anyone can fly their body in a wind tunnel. To help convince you that the tunnel is the place for all things flight, we’ve created what we think are the top three reasons to give it a try.
Let’s be honest, who isn’t fascinated with people flying their body in a windy tube? From the moment you step into the tunnel through the side door, you’ll be filled with a sense of awe and wonder that you can’t help but tell people about the amazing feat you accomplished. If you stand at the glass of our wind tunnel and take one look at the blissful faces zipping by, there will be no question in your mind that indoor skydiving is more than a little bit of fun. Not only that, but it helps improve physical, emotional and spiritual health and overall well-being. You’ll be unable to worry about anything else that might be going on in your life when you’re in the tunnel because you’ll be so focused on all the new sensations.
Promoting growth as a person means thinking outside of the box. Or perhaps, converting that box into a tube, as in the case of indoor skydiving. Research shows that the average American spends around 5% of their life learning in a traditional classroom environment and 95% in non-traditional settings (hint: our wind tunnel isn’t exactly traditional). These out-of-the-box settings are critical not only for academic achievement but also help to develop critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity skills for people of all ages. Basically, life skills can be learned in the wind tunnel, regardless of age or ability.
While absolutely no sporting activity is without risk, the wind tunnel is gentler than it may sound. There’s no big leap required to enter a wind tunnel – in fact, it’s advised not to leap through the door. And unlike outdoor skydiving, there’s no heavy equipment to wear and there’s no landing to fret over. In fact, flying in the tunnel places less stress on the body than most weekend bicycle rides. That said, tunnel flying is not a totally risk-free, harmless environment. As with anything that’s worth doing, there’s the potential for injury but when they happen, tunnel injuries generally show up as bumps and scrapes.
If you’ve never flown your body in a wind tunnel, we’d love to have you come visit us to see what it’s all about. Come check indoor skydiving off your bucket list today!
Outstanding facilities, outstanding staff, outstanding instruction, and so much fun! I brought 23 of us from Troop 9212 and AHG SC 9212 and they were awesome with the Scouts/AHGs. Would recommend others BSA/AHG units to check them out as it is safe, fun, and a great value for what you learn!