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Chris Erskine | Sky diving without the plane
Chris Erskine | Sky diving without the plane

It's a bird, it's a plane — no, it's just a columnist looking for another literary tour de force, in this case indoor sky diving, which seems a contradiction, but thanks to technology you could now theoretically sky dive in your own home. Or, till that moment, at Universal City Walk, where this wind tunnel is a main attraction, right there on the midway, just past the movie theaters and the giant, overfed guitar. "What'll they think of next?" is a legitimate reaction. As is, "How do I keep the 170 mph winds out of my britches?" Well, the flight suit helps, though I won't promise a few breezy moments. All of us can use a little airing out...

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