For Joel’s birthday we went to the ifly indoor sky diving in Manchester, UK.
While we sat and waited in the small cafe and had a drink, we could watch the group before us have an attempt in the small tube!
The staff there make it look so easy when they are doing flips and then two of them go in at the same time and do tricks together. But it is not that easy, believe me.
We were took into a small room with about six other strangers to go through safety regulations and then we got our flight gear on with our ear plugs and we were ready to go!
It’s so nerve racking waiting for your turn as everyone is watching and you’re unsure what to expect but don’t panic as there is an instructor in with you at all times.
When you stand at the tube door you are told the put your arms out and fall straight into it, and you really don’t anticipate how strong the wind is!
The slightest move could make the wind catch you and turn you over so it can be very tricky at the start.
Your second go you know what to expect but still its hard to catch a breath in there!
It’s so much fun feeling like you are flying and feeling the weightlessness, after you’ve done you just want to have another go!
Also if you’re afraid of heights like me (a skydive is not on my bucket list) then its a perfect way to experience skydiving without jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet!
The only thing I regret is losing our code to see our photos of us in the tube!
Location: Trafford Quays Leisure Village, 9 Trafford Way, Stretford, Manchester M41 7JA
iFly Website : Click here
TIPS: Listen to exactly what the instructor says and you will be a pro! (and no sudden movements)
Make sure you keep the code for photos or check the website in time!