A giant new wind tunnel is coming to White Marsh, and for once it’s not for government research (as far as we know). Instead, it’s there to help the average person feel like you’re jumping out of a plane, without any of the attendant parachute malfunction risks.
The IFLY indoor skydiving center is expected to open in 2016 in a 6,000 sq. ft. space at The Avenue in White Marsh. It’ll be the first of its kind in Maryland, according to a press release.
Here’s a bit about how indoor skydiving works, straight from IFLY:
Following a brief training session, fliers are outfitted in a flight suit, helmet and flight goggles before entering a vertical wind tunnel with a certified instructor. Fliers do not jump or fall, but simply lean into the wind tunnel and float on the column of air while learning basic flying skills. With additional training, fliers can progress to group flying and advanced aerial maneuvers to further enjoy the sport of indoor skydiving.
As for the mad rush of a real free-fall at a scorching 125 mph, we’ll have to wait and see.
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