In the age of iPhones, iPads, iTunes, iCloud, and where just about everything nowadays has and "I" in front of it... I introduce to you an extremely satisfying new I.... iFly that is. One part thrilling, One part head rush and all around game changer for fun, If you have a thirst for going skydiving like I do, but don't actually want the death defying, plunging to the Earth deal at the end...well then I-Fly San Diego is the long lost answer to all of your soaring through the air hopes and dreams. Yep, I don't know if you're anything like me, but I'll admit it, despite having flown in just about every flying thing you could imagine, I may have developed over time a small teeny weeny fear of heights. It's not that I hadn't imagined ever taking on the extreme sport of skydiving before and soaring across the horizon like a bird... its just that every time I do imagine what jumping out of a plane would be like my hands start to sweat, knees start to shake and I get an overwhelming sick to my stomach, panic that rushes over me. (And this ladies and gentlemen, is when I'm perfectly situated safely on the ground. So hate me if I sound like a whiny little baby for the next second but jumping out of a perfectly good airplane for fun seems certifiably insane!
Here's the good news... I, being the committed bad-ass, daredevil that I am, searched the globe, well err-- ugh, the discount section at Costco, for the next best alternative.to skydiving. Yep, that's right, I'm talking about I-Fly, San Diego, an extreme indoor skydiving experience that .is sort of like the answer to all of your Skydiving-but not actually wanting to dive out of a plane-prayers.
So how does it all work exactly? Well I'm glad you asked. Sort of like a behemoth air tunnel on steroids, this baby and its air output could keep just about anybody afloat. Although some of the experts make it look easy, flipping and flopping, diving around like their dead pool , It's in fact much more difficult than it looks.
The two hardest parts of the in tunnel process in my opinion are:
A) getting your body positions down...where your hands are reached out in front of you yet perfectly bent at the correct 90 degree angle, And where your legs are extended and knees are slightly bent, but not too bent. Sort of like a giant horse shoe body position, maybe? Don't quote me on that. But yeah, i'd say it's much easier to comprehend when you see it in action.
Oh and B) the second hardest part of the indoor skydiving experience is trying to smile for the camera while not drooling everywhere! In my defense, the wind is crazy fast in the air tunnel, and I prefer to smile with my teeth exposed, The only problem with that is, that opens you up for a potential drooling bonanza, which is not cute to say the least.
So to get to the meat of it already, Was the indoor skydiving experience fun? A resounding yes! Is It actually like skydiving, with all the adrenaline rush, butterflies in your stomach sort of, one, two sucker punch to the gut excitement? Umm i'd like to say yes, but then again I don't know I've never actually skydived, skydove, jumped out of a plane before. I will say however, that the guy after me, was an extremely experienced real life skydiver and squirrel suit jumper and he said he was using the indoor skydiving tunnel, to practice his aerial acrobatics and maneuvering and said it was just like the real thing! So, would I do it again? Absa-freakin-loutely. Wanna go? I have a Costco club member now and can get 2 for 1 pricing! :)
To check out video of my Indoor Skydiving experience, check out the following video link:
Emmy Award-Winning Producer, TV Host, and All-Around Lover of Life. I'm a sarcastic, glass is half full type of gal, who wears too much red lipstick and bright colors, who loves to laugh til' it hurts, travel the world, pet animals, learn about new cultures, drive fast cars and oh yeah, go on spontaneous, adventures.