Those who want to fly undoubtedly have plenty of opportunities to do so, and in the most varied ways. However, choosing one that is best for your needs may not be easy. This is why we will help you today to understand the substantial differences between the three most popular flight modes: bungee jumping, parachuting and indoor flying.
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Bungee jumping, also known as “bungee jump”, is a sporting activity that allows you to fly by jumping into the void from a high point, like a bridge, after having been secured to a harness tied to an elastic rope. One end of the rope is usually attached to the person’s ankles, while the other is anchored to the launch point. As a sport, bungee jumping has taken hold in the 1970s, without however being able to ensure the safety standards that are currently available – especially in terms of equipment. To date, those who practice this sport use rigorously approved mountaineering material and specific bungee jumping material.
Bungee jumping is not an activity recommended for those suffering from heart disease, neuropathies, osteo-articular and retinopathic pathologies, epilepsy, pregnancy, shoulder dislocation, disability or has undergone recent trauma or surgery. Normally, even the jump in pairs (or tandem) is not expected, although some organisations allow it. At the same time, the jumps are not favoured in the event of a strong side wind. This activity’s level of safety has been exponentially increased over the years, so that, at present, accidents are very rare eventualities.
As far as the well-known parachuting is concerned, it is an activity that consists of jumping from very high altitudes (about 4,000 metres on average, although there are those who jump even from 1,000 metres), usually from a plane or helicopter, and using a parachute to glide towards the ground, cushioning the landing. Although parachuting has been tested since 1732, it has been since 1980 that we talk about modern parachuting, thanks to the use of the first parachutes with an airfoil, which could increase safety and manageability. As well as for bungee jumping, even for parachuting the level of safety has been significantly increased over the years thanks to the use of increasingly efficient parachutes.
In general, parachuting is not a suggested activity for those who are subjected to drug therapies or to those who have participated in scuba diving in the previous 24 hours; to minors (in some cases the launch at age 16 can however be authorised, if the minor is accompanied by a parent) and to those suffering from diseases such as epilepsy, severe head trauma, dizziness, fainting, states of coma, brain diseases and the system nervous, high blood pressure, heart and lung disease, dislocated shoulder or other limb, recurrent weakness, diabetes, mental illness
Lastly, indoor flying. Aero Gravity is available to a transversal audience, ranging from children aged four and up, to families, adults and people with disabilities with a jewel of technology. It is an eight-metre high crystal cylinder in which an air flow is delivered that reaches speeds of 370 kilometres per hour. In this way, you are supported by the wind, being able to experience the excitement and adrenaline of a proper flight, yet in maximum safety. Each user is always accompanied by one of our expert instructors, so that we deliver the definitive indoor flight experience, both in terms of cutting-edge technology and the emotions it is able to offer.
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