is indoor skydiving fun

Is Indoor Skydiving Fun?

Monday, April 19, 2021

 

Is indoor skydiving fun? It depends on what you like. If you are not a fan of feeling free, achieving new goals, becoming a part of an encouraging community, and/or having a great time, indoor skydiving might not be right for you. 

But, if you’re interested in all of the above plus experimenting with the feeling of human body flight, learning new skills, building friendships, and finding a neat new hobby to enjoy, we’d say yes, indoor skydiving is not just fun: it is a ton of fun! 

The proof is in the pudding. You see, the clear glass of the vertical wind tunnel shows it all, and on the faces of those tunnel flyers, you’ll find big, toothy grins! 

Do those smiles arise out of thin air? Sort of! Let’s investigate. Why is wind tunnel flying a ton of fun?

It’s A Rush!

If you are not ready to make the leap and actually jump from a plane but are captivated by the thought of freefall, indoor skydiving can make your dreams come true. 

Plummeting toward the ground from over two miles above the earth is more than enough to get the blood pumping. Understandably, not everyone is ready to commit to the full experience of outdoor skydiving, and that is a-okay! This is precisely where indoor skydiving comes in. Indoor skydiving is a lot like the real thing, simply barring the fact that it only focuses on one aspect of the skydiving experience. Yet, even though indoor skydiving only emulates the freefall portion of a skydive, it certainly doesn’t make it any less exciting! 

At the start, the newness of wind tunnel flying makes it a real rush. After all, the majority of people have never felt what it is like to be suspended on a column of air, completely supported, much less to have felt the excitement that comes from flying about up and down, left and right, by making simple changes to body position. 

We are going to let you in on a little secret: indoor skydiving is addictive and the fun persists long after the novelty passes. Just wait until you figure out how to fly by yourself. Now, that is when the real fun starts!

It Can Turn That Frown Upside Down

Part of the fun of indoor skydiving is that it can have a profoundly positive impact on your mood. Wind tunnel flying engages your mind and your body. As you fly, your body treats the activity like a light form of exercise and responds by releasing serotonin and other chemicals into the brain that are closely associated with feelings of happiness and confidence.

Aside from the physiological effects of skydiving, there’s an inherent confidence boost produced by challenging yourself to do something new and a sense of accomplishment that accompanies making it a reality. 

is indoor skydiving fun

 

It’s A Great Way To Celebrate

Indoor skydiving doesn’t have to be a solo activity. One of the best aspects of indoor skydiving is that it is even more fun when you get friends and family involved. At Paraclete XP, we believe the more the merrier. Because of this, we have plenty of specialty flyer packages ranging from a family plan for 2-5 people all the way up to an ultimate party package to accommodate 12-24 flyers! 

Trust us, packing everyone up to visit the wind tunnel at Paraclete XP is hands down one of the coolest skydiving party ideas you can have. 

Nearly All Ages Can Participate

Indoor skydiving is a sport that can be enjoyed by individuals of just about every age. Specifically, with a minimum age of 3 years, wind tunnel flying is the best form of skydiving for kids. The fun of wind tunnel flying isn’t just reserved for tots or teens, we routinely help adults of all ages achieve their dream of flight. Accessible and fun, whether you’re a baby bird or wizened owl, nearly all ages can participate in indoor skydiving!

is indoor skydiving fun

Bigger is Better

When it comes to wind tunnel flying, you’ll want plenty of room to stretch your wings. It just so happens that Paraclete XP is the home of the biggest wind tunnel in the United States. At 16.4 feet in diameter and with 4 fans of 541 horsepower, our tunnel draws indoor and outdoor skydivers from around the world. For you, the larger space and power means more room to fly around and consistent airflow for a smooth flight. 

Don’t let us have all the fun. Come try out indoor skydiving first-hand! Schedule your first flight with Paraclete XP today!

 

So. Much. Fun. Including my accidental "acrobatics" and giggles. My very patient instructors were AHmazing! Our campers from UNCW Engineering Expectations LOVED the experience! Thanks, guys!

Amber Lee