Air sports in Ames can be generally referred to the activities which are carried out while remaining suspended in the air. People in the search of adventures and thrills are usually keener on participating in air sports. Only people with strong hearts can enjoy them. There are various types of air sports in Ames. Some of them are listed below:
Aerobatics are performed mostly by using aircraft, gliders, etc. Pilots who are skilled enough to glide the airplanes in different angles can participate in this air sport. Air shows are mostly done for entertainment. Even competitions are held which are enjoyed by many.
This type of air sport is carried on in a free flying unpowered aircraft which is launched by foot. The pilot sits in a harness and the suspensions are held on the big lone wing. This is a very thrilling air sport and is done for recreation as well as for competition.
The most popular air sport is sky diving or parachuting. In this, the participant directly jumps from an airplane from a high altitude and after falling for some distance, opens the chute and lands on the ground. It is also carried out by groups who make many interesting formations and get judged in competitions.
- Hot Air Ballooning
The most relaxing and safest of all the air sports is hot air ballooning. You don't have to have special skills for enjoying this air sport. It provides a lifetime experience to have a hot air balloon ride. Here also competitions take place and all the colorful hot air balloons up in the air prove to be a wonderful sight.