Boy Scout Troop 27 of Durham had a once in a lifetime experience at the IFLY indoor skydiving center in Yonkers, NY recently. The young people on the trip included Savino Civitillo, Cameron Cook, Andrew Fazzone-Chettiar, Makayla Fazzone-Chettiar, Andrew Foster, Quinn Kursawe, Evan Whittaker and Teagan Whittaker.
When the scouts arrived at the IFLY center they got to talk with a skydiver and scientist who showed them the different variables that go into determining how to get a perfect skydive. The sky chamber is powered by two 500 horsepower wind turbines that propel the flyer in the air.
For comparison, a 2018 Honda Ridgeline truck has only 280 horsepower.
The scouts learned that different body positions can change the surface area of your body, which can make you go higher or lower. After this was over the group went to their next session of flight training where they learned how to properly fly.
The scouts were finally ready to go.
They suited up in baggy suits and flight helmets and entered the flight chamber. One by one the scouts and adults traveled in to have their one minute of fun. They were assisted by a flight instructor who helped them to stay in the proper position and have the best experience possible.
The IFLY indoor skydiving experience is great for first-time flyers or for experts that just want some extra practice.
If any young person would like to join Troop 27 to join in fun activities like this, contact Jason Sokol at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eric Infeld at email@example.com.
← Submitted by Andrew Foster, Troop 27
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