Vegas Indoor Skydiving was one of America’s first indoor skydiving facilities, built in 1982 right in the heart of the Strip. The wind tunnel, which blows air up to 120 miles per hour, has a mesh trampoline bottom and padded sides, creating a safe environment for novices and experienced fliers to simulate skydiving without an airplane or parachute.
Like celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, and Ozzy Osbourne, three past fliers, you’ll start your session with a short safety tutorial. Then you’ll be outfitted with a flight suit, goggles, and helmet and hit the wind tunnel for a 3-minute controlled flight—which is 5–6 times longer than the average duration of an outdoor skydive.
At 1,149 feet, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the country. Its views of Sin City are unparalleled?360-degree vistas from indoor and outdoor observation decks?which explains why readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal named it the Best Place to View the City in 2010?14.
The thrill rides on the outdoor observation deck are some of the most extreme in the world. You can go bungee jumping, ride a tilt-a-whirl at speeds of up to 3 Gs, and plummet on a free fall ride, all at 1,081 feet above the ground. Afterward, grab a bite to eat at the Top of the World restaurant or a signature cocktail at the tallest bar in Las Vegas, preferably with the tallest man in Las Vegas, Tall Kyle.
The skilled pilots and instructors at Las Vegas Glider Rides have accompanied more than 6,000 passengers on flights over Nevada’s scenic desert landscapes. After they’re towed aloft behind planes via 200-foot cables, glider passengers cut loose and set sail for a leisure trip, flying lesson, or acrobatic thrill ride with a seasoned glider pilot. Flyers can also memorialize their trips with an edited 7.5-minute video featuring preshot wing and tail angles and in-cockpit footage of impromptu aerial drag races with passing pterodactyls.
Jetpack America's certified flight instructors teach their customers to walk on water and hover in midair without an airplane or saddled carp. The secret to each of these superhuman feats is the state-of-the-art design of the revolutionary water jetpack. Its twin water nozzles blast high-pressure beams of ocean water, elevating you up to 30 feet in the air, where you can maneuver through figure-eight turns and three-dimensional movements. In addition to their dual control arms, Jetlev's flying machines can be set up with up to three high-definition video cameras, which, for an extra fee, capture each moment of weightlessness or create video resum?s to send to superhero justice leagues. Flyers can opt for a standard video package, which includes one angle of the flight shot from a nearby jet ski, or the premium package, which combines footage from the jet ski with shots from two other cameras mounted to the jetpack's shoulder mount and control-arm mount.
Staffed by some of the most experienced instructors in Nevada, Las Vegas Skydiving shortens bucket lists with thrilling, but safe dives from up to 10,000 feet. For first timers, the company offers tandem dives, during which instructor and student free-fall for 60-seconds, before soaking up lengthy canopy rides and even getting a chance to steer the parachute with their hands or mind.