How many times have we wondered if we could fly? How envious we humans are of birds, butterflies, and airplanes?
Disappointingly enough, gravity and the human anatomy come between us and our desire to soar high in the sky. But luckily on the other hands, human beings have invented several devices and methods that can fulfill our dream to be flying together with all the other aerial creatures.
Extreme sports such as paragliding, skydiving, ballooning and bungee jumping are some ways of realizing this apparently impossible dream. These aerial activities are essential for our personal growth. These activities satisfy human thirst for thrill and adventure and infuse our lives with excitement thereby, allowing us as escape from our mundane existences. Although these endeavors come with a lot of uncertainty and risk, they end up rendering their pursuers with a sense of accomplishment and self-discovery.
These sports are a wonderful way of bringing us together with nature. It pushes us out of our comfort zone and making us perform extraordinary tasks. Flying together with your teammates or friends or family actually improves bonding.
Not only are these the highest level of physical activity, but can also eliminate the fear of heights and flying also called Acrophobia and Acrophobia. Through these sports, you can fly together with all your emotional baggage only to discover something new by the time you come to the ground.
Here are six aerial sports that everyone should experience before dying:
Bungee jumping is an extreme air based sport which involves leaping from a tall platform. The jumping platform can be both fixed objects such as towers, bridges or buildings, or movable objects such as a helicopter or a hot air balloon. A cord connected to the jump platform is attached to the jumper. The whole thrill is in the free fall. It is considered the best sport for adrenaline lovers. Macau Tower in China is the highest bungee jumping site in the world.
Skydiving is an aerial sport in which a diver jumps out of an aircraft and performs acrobatic manoeuvres before slowly landing to the ground with the help of a parachute. It is also called parachuting. Skydiving is an activity which can be done both individually or in a group. Saint Barbara, California is one of the best places in the world for skydivers.
Paragliding is closest we can come to experience what birds do. It is an adventure sport in which a wide wing-shaped canopy is attached to a person's body with a help of a harness in order for them to glide through the air. A Paraglider is a slow aircraft and is flown with the help of gravity, wind and pilot's muscle power. Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique is considered one of the best places for paragliding experience.