Red Bull Stratos – Our Skydiving Experience at iFly Singapore!
Hello and happy Monday, chewy chewy friends! I was invited to attend an event Red Bull Stratos – Mission to the Edge of Space at iFly Singapore on Saturday afternoon and what can I say? Indoor skydiving was such an exhilarating experience for me! :D
I totally jumped for joy when I received the invitation because it was not long ago when I mentioned in one of my blog posts that I would totally love to try skydiving at iFly Singapore. Didn’t expect my wish to come true so soon! Yay! :P
We saw a group of four male skydivers in the wind tunnel. I’m guessing that they were training for some kinda competition. They looked really cool doing all those stunts!
All bloggers had to register for the media event at the Skyloft rooftop bar and restaurant on level 5 and sit through a presentation thereafter.
Part of the view from Skyloft. Too bad I don’t own any wide angle lens :P
To cut the long story short, Red Bull helps athletes realize their dreams and potential. This mission called Red Bull Stratos will take renowned athlete Felix Baumgartner to at least 120,000 feet above the earth, to the very edge of Space.
Felix will attempt a stratospheric free fall jump – the longest in the history of man – and hopefully will become the first human to break the speed of sound with his own body. Red Bull Stratos will attempt to make history and deliver valuable learnings for medical and scientific advancement that will aid the exploration of space in future years. Upon hearing about this awesome and magnificent Red Bull Stratos mission, I have got full respect and admiration for Felix Baumgartner and of course, Red Bull.
Everyone can watch the mission live when it happens! The target date is 9th October, Tuesday at around 8pm. However, the final day selected for a launch attempt will be determined by perfect weather conditions. The live mission HD broadcast stream will last between 3 to 4.5 hours, depending on weather conditions during balloon ascent and include an English language narrator. Find out more at the end of this post! :)
Here’s a little teaser!
Haven’t you heard that Red Bull gives you wings? Yeeeeehah! :P
After the interesting and engaging presentation given by Cheryl, Red Bull’s Communications Manager, we were all raring to fly! Before we proceeded to the training room, we were made to watch a short clip at the waiting area which kinda reminded me of Cartoon Network. LOL.
Our instructor was Danny and he taught us some essential hand signals that we needed to be able to recognize while in the Flight Chamber. I thought of scuba diving instantly, simply because we can’t talk while in the water and in this case, we wouldn’t be able to hear each other with all that noise going on in the Flight Chamber! I miss scuba diving!
Good thing I had fellow blogger, Charleen from www.gninethree.com to accompany me! I didn’t know anyone there.. #foreveralone :(
All of us had the chance to go through all hand signals prior the actual skydive.
A shot with Charleen before we suited up! :D
Whoohoo! My heart was thumping with excitement at the thought of being able to skydive in the wind tunnel within the next few minutes!
Everyone had to put on goggles, ear plugs and helmet because the noise in the wind tunnel would be kinda deafening. We couldn’t really hear each other talking after we had our helmets on and had to raise our voices. LOL.
No no no.. This hand sign isn’t ‘Call Me’. It’s ‘Relax’!
We weren’t allowed to bring in our phones and cameras so some of the photos below were taken from the photo-viewing screens after our skydive. Not supposed to take photos of our photos but… shhhh :P
Ok now this and the remaining flying shots were taken by the event photographer :D
All bloggers were entitled to 2 skydives under the supervision and guidance of Danny. Very shiok!
In case you are wondering, 2 skydives are priced at a range from $69 to $89 for adults, depending on super off-peak, off-peak and normal periods.
A big thank you to Red Bull and SPRG for the invitation!
The countdown begins! Please come back to watch how Felix Baumgartner make incredible history!
Official Red Bull Stratos Mission Website
Official Red Bull Stratos Blog