Wow, what a blast! Blast of wind that is. 120 mph and one of the most fun sports I have ever tried. Of course we weren’t jumping out of an actual plane. We were floating in a very controlled environment called a vertical wind tunnel and we had our “flight instructor” right there with us, adjusting our form and helping us maneuver right to left and up and down.
The folks we were with are “jump master” level skydivers and they say it mimics the sensation pretty well. The tunnel allows folks like me to try it out in a fairly safe environment. I would want to practice quite a bit more before I ever jumped for real.
And I am not sure I would ever get up the nerve. There are so many variables and things to remember. I might try a tandem jump sometime. And I definitely want to go back and indoor skydive again. Check it out!
The grand spectacle of the sporting world — the Olympics — has, after a year of delay and confusing information, come and gone. But now