Indoor Skydiving in Las VegasIndoor skydiving had been on my bucket list for quite some time, yet apprehensions about its value and difficulty level kept me at bay.

Thankfully, I overcame my hesitations and tried it with my daughter in May 2013, resulting in a thrilling experience we both cherished.

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The adventure mimics the sensation of skydiving within a closed chamber equipped with a powerful ground propeller, creating strong vertical winds. Before taking the plunge, participants receive thorough instructions and practice sessions to prepare for the jump.

The facility is well-organized, boasting knowledgeable staff who guide you through the entire process. Initially, you receive verbal instructions and sign liability release forms.

Notably, learning the hand signals is crucial as they are essential during the flight.

You are then equipped with a suit, gloves, goggles, earplugs, and a helmet. After dressing, you practice the required posture—arms and legs spread wide in an "X" shape, with your head up to face the oncoming wind. The earplugs protect your ears from the intense noise of the fan.

Once ready, your group is led into the wind chamber, with an observation area available for those not participating. This is where my family captured the action, waiting and recording our experience.

In the chamber, participants take turns jumping into the wind, assisted by the guide, while an operator in the control room adjusts the wind speed according to each participant's height and weight.

Action shot of indoor skydivingThe experience is exhilarating and surprisingly physically demanding. While younger and more agile participants may find maneuvering easier, mastering indoor skydiving requires practice.

For those interested, consider purchasing a package with multiple flights, as repeated sessions allow for significant improvement without requiring initial instructions.

The cost for two flights is $99, with addons to include a digital video or additional flights. Check their website for the latest information.

I regretted not purchasing the video package, as the fast-paced action and protective gear made it difficult to identify participants in the photos taken from the observation area.

Next time, I hope to bring more family members to share in this unique adventure.

Tip: Before booking, visit their website to check height and weight limitations to ensure the experience is enjoyable for you. Exceeding weight limits relative to height can diminish the enjoyment of your flight.

For more information, visit Vegas Indoor Skydiving.

Location: 200 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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