Are you interested in tasting flight for yourself? You may think, skydiving is skydiving right? Not exactly. There are certainly quite a few similarities between indoor skydiving in a wind tunnel and outdoor skydiving, but indoor skydiving replicates just one portion of the skydiving experience: freefall. The benefit of indoor skydiving is a freefall time of two minutes and up. The typical freefall time on a skydive is approximately 60 seconds.
Often individuals who regularly skydive use the wind tunnel to hone and refine their body flight skills and improve their performance on skydives because of the increased amount of freefall time, but many aspects of the skydiving experience simply cannot be replicated.
Altitude and Airplanes
There’s something unique about taking off in an airplane, feeling the wheels shudder as you lift off, knowing soon you’ll be exiting the very same plane. As you watch the world grow smaller and smaller beneath you, you’ll feel butterflies of excitement and anticipation. On a skydive at Skydive Perris, you’ll travel to an awe-inspiring height of 13,500 feet. With indoor skydiving, you will enter into the flow of wind through a door located on the side of the chamber. For those that might not be ready for the thrill of exiting an airplane in flight roughly two miles above the ground, indoor skydiving is the perfect way to experience body flight.
Another aspect of skydiving that cannot be replicated within the confines of the wind tunnel is flight beneath a parachute. Canopy flight can be as serene or as exciting as you’d like it to be. You can gently float to the ground or turn and zip about. Many skydivers dedicate their entire careers to developing their skills as a canopy pilot by learning and performing various parachuting maneuvers.
A Bird’s Eye View
Indoor skydiving takes place on the ground within a round tube. While the walls are clear, the view is limited to the spectators around you. On a skydive, the world is your oyster. You’ll see the world from an entirely new perspective. The wild blue yonder beckons. There’s a freedom found in the sky that just can’t quite be replicated within the tunnel.
Which is right for you?
Indoor skydiving is a great way to dip your toe in the water, as it were, and get a feel for how the freefall portion of a skydive will feel. So, which experience is right for you? At Skydive Perris, you don’t have to choose; we have both of the incredible experiences available at the same facility! As a matter of fact, we are the ONLY center in California and one of only two in the nation to be able to offer this. While there are certain restrictions for both indoor and outdoor skydiving, indoor skydiving is a bit more accessible for the young and for those with disabilities.
Take a trip to Skydive Perris today and decide which experience is perfect for you! If you’d like to hear what’s it is like from people like you, check out some of our reviews.
This post was written by Gabriel