Bucket List Item #1 – Indoor Skydiving

1Thursday morning I was sitting at work and thinking of activities that I want to add to my 2017 Summer bucket list. The weather outside is cold with snow flurry’s and clouds overhead, leaving me with exploring indoor options for my weekend adventure. Surfing the web I come across an advertisement for indoor sky diving. Since I have already participated in the real thing and have actually jumped out of a plane, I never really gave this sort of thing a second thought. Why would I pay a bunch of money to fly in a tube a couple feet off the ground?

I decided to let go of these negative thoughts and look into it as a new experience I have 3yet to try. Well I have to say it was a great experience! When you jump out of a plane you are so filled with adrenaline you rarely think about the logistics of flying. You are strapped to another person who is controlling where you go and all you have to think about is not falling to your death and about taking what you can from the experience. In the simulated experience however you learn about the mechanics of flight. How one little movement with your legs will propel you forward or backward, and you can begin to develop the mechanics necessary to perform tricks in the air. The process is much more difficult then it looks and I was unable to learn anything besides moving forward and backward on my first run. I decided to buy a package deal so I could learn and become more comfortable flying. I have discovered a newfound hobby and may want to escalate it to becoming a licensed skydiver.


 

Below is my 2017 Summer Bucket list. I plan to write a post when I complete each item on the list recounting my experience. Each crossed off item below is linked to the initial blog post and the list will continue to grow and be updated as the year passes.

2017 Summer Bucket List

  1. LEARN TO FALL WITH STYLE 
  2. OVERCOME MY FEAR OF NEEDLES
  3. MEDITATE IN A SENSORY DEPRIVATION TANK
  4. JUMP OFF SOME COLORADO CLIFFS
  5. LEARN TO FIGHT WITH A SWORD
  6. HIKE THE NEVER ENDING STAIRS
  7. YOGA ON THE ROCKS
  8. COMPLETE THE EPIC SKY TREK CHALLENGE
  9.  GLIDE ACROSS EVERGREEN LAKE
  10. DUST OFF THE OLD ROLLER BLADES
  11. SUNRISE SWIM IN CHERRY CREEK
  12. ROCK CLIMBING
  13. ADVENTURES WITH AN EQUINE FRIEND
  14. COMPLETE (PADI) OPEN WATER DIVE CERTIFICATION