BodyFlight Stockholm: the thrill of human flight
Who never ever dreamed about fly? Come on, everybody at some point of your childhood dreamed about to be a super hero and fly over the sky. Then you grow and realize that it's not really possible so you move on, bills, work, etc etc. BUT WAIT A MINUTE, it's actually possible. Believe or not. You can fly (at least inside a wind tunnel!) and it's AMAZING.
This was by far one of the most fun things i've done in life so far, the experience can be thought through and I confess I felt some adrenaline just before entry in the tunnel, but I was very well handled by the staff. You don't need to worry about a thing, they teach you what you need to know in a course before, and you have an instructor by your side in the tube at all times that ensures that you're making progress.
First of all, when you get to the reception you need to sign a paper saying you are healthy, because people with heart problems, pregnant and under 3 years old can not join this activity. Are you reading this? If you have a kid up to 3 years old you MUST TAKE THEY to try it. If I love it being an adult, imagine if I was a kid!
Then you have a mini course with some instructions with what to do, how it's inside there and to get you properly clothes. They have lockers if you have a bag, or phone, whatever you have you can lock it.
You will get a jumpsuit, helmet, glasses and ears protection as the noise it's very loud inside the tube. You just need to follow the instructions and have fun. There is no need to be afraid, you just need to relax and enjoy. You will always have an instructor by your side and there is no possibility to something goes wrong. NONE.
If you want a better description for the experience here it goes a short interview with Elias, instructor of BodyFlight Stockholm:
- Tell me how you enjoy being an body flight instructor and why you ended doing this?
Elias: I started skydiving four years ago, I'm from Örebro and I started skydiving there. At the same time the tunnel opened here and I started to do it, as a visitor only. Then I did about 300 skydiving or so - but the difference between both it's on Skydiving the free fall last for almost one minute and to practice here it's more effective, in a good day you can do like five jumps and here, in the tunnel I can do 100 jumps in one day.
- There is woman who has been instructor too?
Elias: There is a lot, but actually I have no idea why we don't have no woman teaching here at the moment. All around the world there is woman doing it too, everybody can do it.
- Is there any restriction you can be inside the tunnel?
Elias: Not really. I don't know what the World Record is but not too long ago it had a record of someone flying many hours without taking a break.
- Is there more Swedes or tourists who come here?
Elias: I guess more people from Sweden, of course it comes a lot of tourists as wind tunnel is famous, there is in many other countries but actually we have the biggest tunnel in the world.
- I was very surprised kids by 3 years old can come here, how it works?
Elias: Yes, we always have birthday parties here! Most of the kids do it better than adults, because they are very flexible so they learn it faster. When they go inside they already get the right position right way.
Excited to try it?
Check out some pictures from our flight and write below your question, if you have any and I will be happy to answer.
#PubliPost of Love - Dias de Luana was invited for BodyFlight Stockholm and I would like to say all the review it's my own experience and all the content on the blog it's my honest opinion and I just write about experiences I truly like and recommend.
Body Flight Stockholm Bryggerivägen 16B 168 67 Bromma +46 76 868 77 57