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Extensis Europe "Blown Away" by Christmas Party!

Friday December 16th, 2011 by Extensis

The Extensis Europe Team were blown away by their Christmas activity this year – literally!

As the weather was a bit chilly, it was decided that we would go indoor skydiving… Despite being chronically nervous about anything I’m not completely in control of (seriously, I didn’t learn to drive until I was 28), I went along to give it a go on Wednesday. I can honestly say that a good time was had by all and I really, really enjoyed myself!

After being given an introduction to skydiving, including body positions and the hand signals instructors use to help you, the team changed into our jumpsuits and donned goggles and helmets and headed to the wind tunnel….

Taking turns, we spent one and a half minutes each in the tunnel with the instructor, which doesn’t seem long but when you’re inside that tunnel it seems forever! The experts make it look so easy but in fact just holding the flying pose was quite a challenge for us first timers. Some people were naturals (Nigel!), some not so much (myself and JP!) Plus, I experienced a “wardrobe malfunction” as my helmet flew off the first time I entered the wind tunnel – whoops!

After about thirty seconds of getting used to it, indoor skydiving really is awesome – as long as you keep the right body position, relax and have fun. Once my first turn had ended I was itching to get back in for another go.

Having completed two sessions each, we were all a tad windswept, so we got changed out of our flightsuits and headed to a nearby restaurant for a festive feast and some general hilarity with some stand-up comedians.

Luckily there were not too many fuzzy heads in the morning!

Merry Christmas to all from the Extensis UK team!