With slight apprehension, the clear doors shut and we entered the fight chamber waiting area at iFLY SF Bay. A slight rumble filled the chamber, and quickly the four 250 horsepower fans roared to life. Forty five minutes prior to this we were being briefed by our expert flight instructor Travis. Chin up, arch our back, keep your arms in front of you, bend your knees, but not too much, and have fun. With the wind ripping through the waiting area, all those instructions escaped your mind. But luckily Travis was there to guide you through it. And any fear was gone in an instant. Arms against your chest, take a step forward into the main chamber and instantaneously I achieved what man has dreamt of for eons. Flight. Pure, unadulterated flight.
And another one of me with the wind rushing by me at 150 miles per hour!
And here are some pictures of the people in my group.
If you ever get a chance to do this, I highly recommend it. It was a thrill to be able to float so freely. The staff and instructors at iFLY SF Bay were absolutely wonderful. If you go, be sure and ask for Travis!!! For more information check out their website at http://www.iflysfbay.com/