What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!Wednesday October 22
We’ve all heard "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas". However, skydiving is certainly one adventure that you will want to share with all your friends. The adrenalin rush of gambling does not compare to the sheer thrill leaping out of airplane thousands of feet above the ground. Whether you’re a first–timer or seasoned vet, Las Vegas has many great places to skydive both outdoors and indoors.
If you’re not fond of heights but have always wanted to feel the thrill of skydiving, try indoor skydiving. Vegas Indoor Skydiving has a vertical wind tunnel surrounded by padded walls and a trampoline bottom that allows for a free–fall simulation like no other. Indoor skydiving is cheaper, safer and less time–consuming than an actually skydiving, so if you’re in a rush for a rush, this may be the best option.
If you’re a first–time skydiver or someone who is not certified, tandem skydiving is the safest option available. . During this jump, you will be connected by a harness to a certified instructor. They do literally everything for you, from controlling your angle of descent to deploying the parachute and guiding you to a safe landing in the drop zone. Tandem skydiving training usually lasts between a half hour and two hours, depending on the skydive company, and covers the basic skills of body position on the initial leap, the proper body arch during the free fall and, in some cases, how to steer the parachute after deployment. The most popular locations in the Las Vegas area are Vegas Extreme Skydiving, Sin City Skydiving, Las Vegas Skydiving and Las Vegas Skydiving Center.
The number one attraction to skydiving in the Las Vegas area is the sheer beauty of the landscape below. The view from the plane is as beautiful as any aerial tour and the 9 minute parachute descend is the perfect way to view area’s unbelievable landscape. Sights that can be seen are the Vegas Strip, Red Rock National Park, Mt. Charleston, Hoover Dam and the Colorado River.
Most skydiving locations jump from heights ranging from 10,000 to 15,000. Your free–fall speed will reach a terminal velocity ranging from 120 to 140 mph and lasts about a minute.
When you get bored with gambling, magicians and tigers, other cool things to do in Las Vegas are ATVing, golfing, paintball, cart racing and indoor gun ranges.