Hello, everyone, and welcome back to my Bucket List Adventures blog! Today I bring you a unique experience of Indoor Skydiving. First, I just want to say that the staff at iFly in King of Prussia was amazing, super friendly, very informative, and yet they were patient, personable, and pretty laid back.
Not everyone is thrilled with the idea of Indoor Skydiving, but I’m here to tell you that it’s an absolute must-do adventure to experience for yourself! It was remarkably easy to put my trust in my instructor, and he even did his own little presentation at the end and showed off some of his awesome flight moves!
During the almost-hour-long trip from where I live to come to this place in King of Prussia, I’m thinking, “I can’t believe I’m doing this,” haha! I was excited, nervous, and had hurt my leg yesterday when I tripped up the porch steps (I know, I’m a klutz!). I almost canceled, but realized the flights were only transferable for 48 hours, and not refundable, so I wouldn’t let my money go to waste. I’m glad I went, and surprisingly my leg was fine for this, so yay!
By the time I got there, I was so excited, and could hardly wait to get this flight uniform on! I could watch two sessions (groups or classes) go before mine went, and it was just so neat watching the beginners learn, and the frequent flyers doing their own thing with a little help from their instructors. It sure looks and sounds easy enough, right?
Well, honestly, you might be surprised because it’s not without a little difficulty! In my videos below (shared via Youtube links), you see my hands are shaking. The reason is that I was trying to hold my arms out and as leveled as possible, but the forced air from the vents below the floor net makes it quite challenging to do so!
Also, you may see some hand signals in the video, which is not because I am Hard-of-Hearing, but because it is VERY hard to hear over wind. They showed us in the training presentation by taking a hairdryer to your face, and that’s a perfect example of understanding just how much you can and cannot hear during a skydiving flight. They have four hand signs they use for communicating with you (relax and breathe, legs straight, legs bent, and chin up), which are quite easy to learn in your training session.
What a rush though! From the moment I stepped into the wind tunnel, until the moment I walked out after the second flight, I was all smiles and giddy! I wanted to go higher. I wanted to go longer. I want to go again! So much! And someday again I will!
Without further ado, I am now going to share my pictures and my Youtube video links (pictures will follow the videos). The first 2 videos were made by my aunt, and the 3rd video was made by iFly. I hope you enjoy watching the videos as much as I enjoyed taking part in this crazy adventure. Just like my bungee jumping experience in San Diego, this is going to be a day to remember for always, and now in the future when I look back on today, I will smile and say, “I’m so glad I did that!”
1st Flight – Training:
iFly Indoor Skydiving (I’m the 2nd flyer):