Indoor Skydiving: the safest way to fly

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  • By Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
A group of 14 Airmen traveled to Denver, Colo. Feb. 8 to participate in an indoor skydiving adventure hosted by Outdoor Recreation. After a two hour drive, the Airmen were treated to a half hour block of practice skydiving. After a quick instruction class - covering proper form, classic problem areas and a few sign language actions - the class suited up and awaited their turn in the tunnel. Each Airman was given a pair of knee-pads, a pair of elbow-pads, goggles, a helmet and a flight suit to wear inside the tunnel.

Once fully suited, the Airmen, along with the instructor, entered the chamber and began their individual flights. Each received two, minute-long flights where the instructor helped them achieve lift-off. At the end of the half hour block, every Airman received a confirmation certificate on completing their first flight.

Outdoor recreation hosts many trips each month, including skiing and snowboarding trips. For more information on upcoming trips, visit Outdoor rec. at 6205 15th Cavalry Rd. or call 773-2988.