This particular post is going to consist mostly of a video, as there really isn't a whole lot that can be SAID about this adventure, it has to be SHOWN.
A few weeks back Troy and I went to iFly, an indoor skydiving joint in Orlando. Check it out at: http://www.iflyorlando.com/ifly-indoor-skydiving
iFly simulates sky diving (without a parachute) by shooting air in a vertical wind tunnel at speeds up to 150 mph. It does feel a lot like skydiving though it isn't QUITE the same experience.
I actually did go skydiving earlier in the summer, but just haven't had a chance to edit the video for that one yet. That will be coming before too long though, I promise!
We paid for two 1 minute flights each. That might make it seem like in 4 minutes Troy and I would be on our merry way, but the way it worked was that we didn't get to go twice in a row, rather we were in a group of about 14 people and had to wait for everyone in our group to go once before we could go our second time. There were a couple of very small children flying (I believe the younger limit to enter the wind tunnel is 3 years old) and it was quite entertaining watching them fly! They were certainly braver than I was at that age.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience skydiving without actually having to go skydiving. Scaredy cats, this is for you! This is probably the closest you will ever get to the experience, and you are completely safe the entire time, especially when compared to free falling from 10,000 feet!
Check out my flight experience on this 5-minute video (oh, and be sure to stay tuned for the instructors turn at the end... awesome stuff going on there)