One of my wonderful friends decided to give me a birthday present - a flight in a wind tunnel. Once I was present at this action, but I did not participate myself, since the toad was choking, the pleasure is not cheap. A little later, I tried other active entertainment, buying them inexpensively on Biglion and Grupon.
A list of everything I've tried can be seen in my post. What to do in Moscow at the weekend.
On a rainy day, we went to this miracle attraction, which is located 40 km from Moscow along the Simferopol highway, and is called the freezone wind tunnel. Weekday and we were the only visitors along the way. After listening to the instructions, wearing a green overalls and wearing a shabby helmet, we went with the instructor into a transparent pipe. Exciting, however! Probably for those who jumped with a parachute, this is a piece of cake. Still, there is almost no risk here, and there is no abyss under you.
I kept thinking, what are these sensations of free flight, how to breathe there inside? The impressions exceeded expectations! Flying in a wind tunnel is something! You hang in the air and don't fall. Easy and good. And when the instructor, together with you, sharply accelerates upward, and then falls down, stopping already in front of the mesh-floor, then it generally catches your breath, and adrenaline pours into your bloodstream. Only two minutes (the cheapest session), but it seems that I flew for 10 minutes. The mood rises, and you go out so excited and cheerful. You are only a little surprised at your weight. How cosmonauts feel about themselves on earth after so much time in zero gravity. Instructors and patrons perform such tricks in the air that you are amazed..
Of course, if you jump with a parachute or with a bungee, the sensations should be more abrupt. But not everyone can decide on this. Therefore, this option is quite suitable for those who are afraid of heights and other risks, but want to try free fall..
Do I want to try wind tunnel flight again? I want to, but I’m unlikely to do it, it’s a little expensive for me at the moment. Although it seems that there are still wind tunnels in Moscow, in addition to the freezone, and since there is competition, one can hope for a reduction in prices. I'm still thinking about the bungee, but something's scary.