Birthdays should be celebrated with friends and fun. Big birthdays should be celebrated on an even grander scale! I turned 40 a couple of years back and have many friends celebrating theirs currently. My lovely friend Donna at Little Lily Pad has devised a bucket list of things to do for 40th birthday. Her list was pretty impressive and she sent it to friends to see what they would take on with her.
I was hoping for a get smashed somewhere or something luxurious but no I found myself in an unflattering jumpsuit with ear plugs in!
Last week I headed to iFly World in Basingstoke to enjoy two flights indoor skydiving. Now skydiving has always been on my own bucket list but I am not great with heights. I have worried about whether I would be able to jump and actually enjoy it. Now I really REALLY want to do it.
iFly was a brilliant experience and my vlog probably tells it better than words alone.
I felt totally at ease with our instructor and our experience. We were talked through the experience, the first stage is watching a short video of what to expect and we were shown the three basic hand signs that we would be using. It is loud in the wind tunnel. Then it was time to don our very flattering jumpsuits, googles, ear plugs and helmets.
We then sat in a little waiting area. Flights are either 1 min or 2 mins depending on what you had booked. We had opted for 2 x 2min flights.
The instructor is brilliant and put you into position and stays with you the whole time. On our second flights we decided to experience the high fly which was breathtaking and exhilarating at the same time.
The whole experience lasted an hour and I would love to do it again. After the flight you are able to buy photos and the video of your flights. I was really pleasantly surprised that these were not too expensive to add on. A family pack costs £25 and that provides you with all the images and the vlog.
It was ace to spend the day with Donna ticking off another thing in her birthday list and I’d definitely recommend indoor skydiving as part of a list of things to do for 40th birthday.
If you are looking to set yourself a list of challenges like Donna has you will enjoy my FREE PRINTABLE on 40 Things To Do for a 40th Birthday