Indoor Skydiving with Vegas Indoor Skydiving, Las Vegas, Nevada

Adventure in Las Vegas: Indoor Skydiving

Skydiving has long been on my wish list, but there seems to be nothing that I can do to convince Micah to go with me. Apparently, he has no desire to jump out of a plane. I came across Vegas Indoor Skydiving when I was researching adventure in Las Vegas, and it sounded like so much fun. So, I thought I would give it one more shot and see if indoor skydiving would make him change his mind about the real thing. It didn’t. But, that’s not to say we still didn’t have a blast flying indoors—it was so much fun!

Indoor Skydiving with Vegas Indoor Skydiving, Las Vegas, Nevada

Indoor Skydiving with Vegas Indoor Skydiving, Las Vegas, Nevada

You may be wondering how indoor skydiving is possible. Basically, you head into a vertical wind tunnel that simulates the skydiving experience—inside the tunnel, the walls are padded and the floor is a trampoline. The tunnel blows enough wind that it can support an adult and let you fly through the air. Skydivers can use the tunnel to practice their technique or it can be used by people like us who want to fly for the first time.

Indoor Skydiving with Vegas Indoor Skydiving, Las Vegas, Nevada

After arriving at the facility and checking in for our morning session, we made our way upstairs for an instructional video and some tips on how best to position your body for flying. Before we knew it, we were getting geared up and ready to go with helmets, goggles, gloves and some pretty stylish suits.

Indoor Skydiving with Vegas Indoor Skydiving, Las Vegas, Nevada

We hopped into the wind tunnel and our first item on the to-do list was to practice the tuck and roll technique. This consisted of jumping on the trampoline and bouncing to the side platform in a tuck and roll fashion—an important technique for exiting the wind stream safely—you don’t want to land wrong and hurt yourself!

Soon enough, it was time to start flying, and we couldn’t have been more excited. There were 6 people in our group; we each ended up with three turns and the entire experience takes around an hour. When it is your turn, you jump into the wind and began to fly!

Indoor Skydiving with Vegas Indoor Skydiving, Las Vegas, Nevada

The instructors make sure you are in the correct position and help you stay in the wind stream if you start to veer off track. At one point, he even jumped up and flew in the air with me. Flying through the air was such a cool experience, especially when they spin you around in circles. Oh, and word to the wise–be careful if you are wearing a collared shirt–Micah got beat up by his collar when it popped out of his suit and started whipping him in the wind!

Indoor Skydiving with Vegas Indoor Skydiving, Las Vegas, Nevada

Although you can’t bring a camera with you in the wind tunnel, they do offer video and photos for purchase. We couldn’t resist watching ourselves fly, so we had to buy a couple of photos and the video. Here is a peek at the video from our flight—Micah is first and I am next and then we alternate throughout the video:

Indoor Skydiving at Vegas Indoor Skydiving from Wander The Map on Vimeo.

Indoor skydiving was such a fun experience, and we would love to go again. Even though it didn’t convince Micah to change his mind about skydiving, it did make me even more excited to eventually go skydiving one day soon!

 

Have you ever been skydiving, either inside or out?

 

Special thanks to Vegas Indoor Skydiving for providing us with complimentary flights. As always, all opinions are our own.

18 Comments
  • Serena
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    Posted at 14:59h, 04 September Reply

    This sounds really funny!!
    A (very) small part of me is slightly attracted by the adrenaline rush you must feel when skydiving, but I would never ever dare to do it LoL!
    But this thing…
    well, I guess I could try it 😉
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 01:12h, 05 September Reply

      It sounds like a perfect activity for you–it’s fun to fly but you don’t have to worry about lunging out of a plane! And, maybe it would convince you to actually go skydiving! 🙂
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  • Meg
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    Posted at 15:44h, 04 September Reply

    This is SO cool! Had never heard of indoor skydiving before!! We’re now loacted in Arizona though so not too far out of Vegas. Will have to book a trip!
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  • antonette - we12travel
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    Posted at 15:49h, 04 September Reply

    We did jump out of a plane and it was a million dollar experience. There for I don’t think I would ever go indoor skydiving but I can totally see why it’s a great way for people that would do the real thing to get the feeling. Plus it’s much safer 🙂
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 01:09h, 05 September Reply

      That’s awesome that you have been skydiving–I bet it was amazing! I can’t wait to go one day. Yeah, I can see how it wouldn’t be as intriguing if you have been skydiving before, but it’s definitely unique and does make a great spot to perfect skydiving techniques for avid skydivers!
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  • Hannah
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    Posted at 17:42h, 04 September Reply

    Indoor skydiving sounds so weird but wow does it ever look fun! Perfect way to try it if your afraid (especially of heights!) maybe something I need to add to my vegas list!

  • Margherita
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    Posted at 05:37h, 05 September Reply

    Wow, I can’t get over how cool adventurous Vegas is! I’m loving these posts and want to go there even more. Indoor skydiving sounds like super fun!
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 19:45h, 06 September Reply

      Glad you are enjoying them! There really are tons of adventurous activities, especially once you get out into the desert! You should check out the indoor skydiving if you have a chance–it was great!
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  • Chris Boothman
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    Posted at 09:55h, 07 September Reply

    I have never been either indoor or outdoor skydiving though after reading this I think I could be sold on the indoor version. I am not convinced that I could venture outdoors though even after this experience so I am with Micah on this one! Great experience though and only could happen in Vegas right 🙂
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 03:04h, 15 September Reply

      Yeah, I can definitely understand why outdoor skydiving isn’t on everyone’s list 🙂 But the indoor version was great–you don’t have to look out of a moving plane, everything is padded and you get to fly! It was a lot of fun!
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  • Alli
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    Posted at 11:03h, 07 September Reply

    Indoor Skydiving looks like a blast. I think I could do that no problem after having sky dived in NZ!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 03:02h, 15 September Reply

      It was great! You should give it a try sometime 🙂 And NZ sounds like an awesome spot to go skydiving–sounds like you would have some gorgeous scenery!!
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  • Lance
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    Posted at 20:29h, 07 September Reply

    It’s a blast, isn’t it? I did indoor skydiving in Orlando earlier this year. The setup was generally the same, but there were some differences – we had more of a free fall, nobody else was in the chamber with us, and the wind came up the entire floor (no dead space on the sides). It does make me want to do it for real, but I’m still hesitant!
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  • Aggy
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    Posted at 01:40h, 11 September Reply

    Sounds like fun! “Real” skydiving does sounds scary for me so maybe having a practice with this indoor one would help!
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:45h, 15 September Reply

      I definitely think it could help! 🙂 Although Micah didn’t feel the same way, lol! If you end up trying it, you will have to let me know what you think!
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