Skydiving is an unforgettable experience that has proven to have the ability to enrich, inspire, and empower in so many ways. We know that skydiving is worth it – but what about indoor skydiving? Let’s jump into all that indoor skydiving has to offer, how long an indoor skydive lasts, and the point of it all.
Indoor skydiving is incredibly fun and while it can be a great alternative – it doesn’t even come close to the overwhelmingly life-changing and awe-inspiring experience that you’ll get from doing the real thing. Outdoor skydiving and the series of distinct phases of every jump yields more in terms of gains than indoor skydiving can provide.
Indoor skydiving isn’t necessarily harder than skydiving, and vice versa. Both sports bring about their own unique challenges that make them difficult in their own way. Indoor skydiving might appear to be easy at face value, especially when you watch the pros flow around the tunnel – but in actuality, it is not easy at all!
There’s a lot more to skydiving than goes into indoor skydiving. In skydiving, you’ll be exiting an airplane, freefalling, flying the canopy, and landing the parachute – while indoor skydiving is solely focused on freefall or simulated freefall. The difference between the freefall in the tunnel and the freefall in the sky is where you may also see the difference in difficulty. Indoor skydiving is more of a controlled environment but you also have to be super proficient in your movements and more spatially aware as to avoid hitting the walls. Whereas, in the big blue sky, you will have plenty of room to fly however you see fit!
The duration of an indoor skydive depends on which package you purchased. Most first-time flyer packages consist of two separate flights at 60 seconds for each flight. This doesn’t sound like a whole lot but we can assure you that it is plenty! The freefall portion of a real skydive usually lasts anywhere between between 45 and 60 seconds depending on your exit altitude. With most indoor packages giving you twice that — you’re essentially getting two freefalls in one day with indoor skydiving (without the views of course). Whether you’re in the sky or in the tunnel, that minute of freefall is the longest, most glorious 60 seconds of your life!
Yes, we think indoor skydiving is worth it! Whether you are an avid flyer or experienced skydiver who is looking to improve your body flight skills or someone who wants to experience human flight without the added commitment, indoor skydiving has a lot to offer.
Have more questions? Contact a team member today at Skydive Monroe for more information about skydiving in Atlanta, Georgia! Blue skies.