.Who said you can’t fly?
Because now days you can. I tried it.
Ifly here in San Antonio collaborated with me to come out and experience a flight with them and some of my other blogger friends. It was by far the most exhilarating experience I have had since I climbed a fourteener in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
First off, I was set up for some training video's and to learn safety standards to be sure I didn’t wreck myself or any of the fly equipment.
But let me paint this picture for you.
This is what they say to me in the video.
Stay flat, head up, relax….uh, what?!!
I can’t walk and chew gum. I thought for sure that I was not going to be able to fly. Or that I was going to slam my face into the clear plastic walls. Because doing all three of those things is surely going to end in disaster.
But it didn’t. It was way easier then I thought. Thomas was our official “fly guide.” He was gentle to let me in on this whirling wind tunnel. How he stayed grounded I have no idea because I was all “limbs up.”
Laying flat and keeping my head up while in “flying arm and leg position” felt pretty natural for the way the wind blew by. Plus with all Thomas’ direction, he made sure that I was at my optimum position for flight. And I was....see my photo below.
This experience is amazing. Flying through the air, circling and weightless. On the second flight I got a little in my head and had a hard time relaxing but I was still able to hold on to the position long enough for Thomas to send me whirling up the tube with him guiding.
It was breathtaking.
Literally breathtaking. I had to catch my breath once I left the tube. It pretty much feels like sticking your head out the window at 65 mph. It’s not hard to breath but it definitely helped to stay relaxed and to breath through my nose. (which you can see by this video that I didn’t do.)
All the ifly staff was great too. I got to chat with them about about their field trips that teach the STEM logistics of the wind tunnel. Plus they have a great little party room for birthdays or corporate parties. What a great way to celebrate with a gift of flight.
You can find all this info here on their website. They have many opportunities for flight. You can even fly if you are already certified as a skydiver.
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I was compensated for my post but the opinions experessed here are all my own.
I straddled the seat. I griped the handles. The attendant came over and pushed down the lap bar. And I lept forward to a garage, reporting for duty, on the next SeaWorld animal rescue team. A dolphin needed rescued!
3, 2, 1…………..Launch!
Headed up and over the first “wave,” this Wave Breaker Rescue Coaster is unlike other coasters I have experienced. Feeling totally exposed, with no harness or enclosed car, makes the feeling of being on a jet ski more surreal. I loved how close to the water I felt, but never actually touching the water or getting wet..
I got whipped around on quick bank turns, fast whoop-de-do’s and serpentine boosts throughout the three minute ride. I loved the way the coaster kept a consistent, fast pace, like I was in a hurry (like my life), while delivering a smoother ride than other coasters I have experienced. Truly a dynamic ride for me and my kids to enjoy. (*Note: must be 48” to ride)
Just like its namesake, Wave Breaker Rescue Coaster was designed to give the rider the same experience a SeaWorld Rescue Team member might have as they rescue various animals out in the ocean. This information was totally new to me. I was unaware how involved SeaWorld is in rescuing animals in the wild. And depending on the animal's issues, they may even get released again.
Sea World delivers a fresh new experience with this type of launch rescue coaster. Spanning 2,600 feet of coaster and reaching speeds of over 40mph, this rescue coaster is nestled between the Great White and Steel Eel coasters, close to the arcade and penguin exhibits. It is the perfect addition to the small coaster family here at SeaWorld San Antonio.
What an honor it was to be partnered with Sea World to help them launch the new ride, Wave Breaker and to enjoy the VIP party Grand Opening. As a blogger here in San Antonio it has been a privilege to experience Sea World at its fullest this year with various special attractions such as, Choo Choo Soul at the Just For Kids weekends this Spring and the Seven Seas Food and Wine tasting a few months ago.
I will be looking forward to the fall for Spook-tacular shows and surprises to come my way. And until then we will keep riding the Wave Breaker and checking out the baby orca.
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