Skydiving in a tunnel

PUBLISHED: 12:38 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:22 26 October 2009

Skydiving in a tunnel

Skydiving in a tunnel

SOME scout troops choose to specialise in different activities such as water-based or air-based ones. Members of 2nd Little Heath Air Scouts went on an air activity with a difference when they tried out skydiving at the Bodyflight complex near Bedford.

SOME scout troops choose to specialise in different activities such as water-based or air-based ones.

Members of 2nd Little Heath Air Scouts went on an air activity with a difference when they tried out skydiving at the Bodyflight complex near Bedford.

This consists of a giant wind tunnel with fans blowing enough air out so it is capable of sustaining human weight.

This allowed us to simulate skydiving without the hassle, expense (and scaryness!) of jumping out a plane.

As the photo shows, some of the young people were very successful in managing to hold their position in the airflow and experience what skydiving is really like.

The next air activity will be towards the end of March when scouts plan on going gliding near Cambridge.

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