If you always wanted to experience the thrill of skydiving, but the thought of jumping out of a plane scares the bejeezus out you, there's still hope with Vegas Indoor Skydiving. The view may be different, but at least you wont have to worry about being the mosquito on the windshield. Sounds like a win-win to us.
When it comes to flight instructors, you're in good hands. The staff at Vegas Indoor Skydiving is so skilled that their general manager Brad Hess held a 2014 Guinness World Record for most front somersaults in one minute in a wind tunnel. He did 53.
After watching a brief safety video and demonstration, you'll be fitted into your jumpsuit, helmet and gloves. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, a short-sleeved shirt and tennis shoes (it gets hot in there!) . Instead of plunging down - you'll soar up, inside a padded wind tunnel with a "fan" that generates winds up to 120 miles per hour. Once the propeller kicks into full gear, you'll float high above the netted floor.
Each person has a total of three turns to fly. On your first turn, your guide helps adjust your form. You'll lie on your belly on top of the net and before you know it, you're up in the air. On the second turn, you'll have more of an idea what to expect. This time, you'll jump to the center and fly up. And if you do really well on your third round, your guide will spin you in circles, flip you over on your back and even fly with you. If you want to achieve your best flight, the most important thing to remember is relax.
Total flight time is about three minutes per person, an average of a minute per round. Don't worry if you've never done anything like this before. No experience is necessary and your guide will help you the entire time.
After your experience, your hair will be a hot mess. But who cares? You had the time of your life. After you remove your flight gear, head back downstairs and see your photos taken during the flight. DVDs, custom photos and flash drives with your pictures are available for purchase.
The following day, your body might be a little sore. But it's a feel-good, just-worked-out type of sore. Take it from us, it's worth it.