For skydiving practice – and for loads of fun!
Ever wondered what it would feel like to fly? Not sure if you’re up to leaping out of an aeroplane yet? Well now you can get to experience the thrill and exhilaration of free fall in a safe environment without the need of a parachute! Try out the new sport of Indoor Skydiving at one of Britain’s indoor vertical skydiving wind tunnels.
There are UK indoor skydiving centres located in Basingstoke, M. Keynes, Manchester and Bedford. The skydiving simulator consists of a series of very powerful fans which create a column of air that is strong enough to support your weight, thus giving you the sensation of floating. It is totally safe and includes a wire mesh which stops you from getting anywhere near the fans.
After just a 30 minute briefing, you can experience the dream of flight and try out some great aerial manoeuvres! Your family and friends will be able to share your experience and cheer you on from the viewing gallery.
Everyone loves indoor skydiving! We know because our very own Stuart is a qualified instructor for the indoor wind tunnels. as well as being an expert outdoor skydive instructor. He loves to skydive and he’s helped loads of folks have a marvellous time, both in the wind tunnel and in the sky!
Indoor skydiving is just like the real thing, so much so that all serious competitive skydivers use the tunnel to refine their techniques and to stay sharp. The introduction of skydiving wind tunnels into this country has helped to strengthen Britain’s ranking at world level, culminating with the British Women’s 4-way Skydiving Team winning medals at the World Championships since 1999, taking home the gold on 5 occasions!
What to expect:
Training is simple, taking just 30 minutes and covers the following:
- Basic body position
- Entering and exiting the skydiving simulator
- Signals used to communicate
- Short video
You will be given a jumpsuit, helmet, goggles and ear plugs.
Then you walk with your instructor to the chamber where you will wait your turn to fly.
When it’s your turn, remember to smile for the cameras and wave to your family and friends outside.
After your flight you will receive a certificate and get the chance to purchase any photos you like.
Get a head start or practice between levels
Why not practice your stable free fall position, and boost your confidence either before or during your accelerated free fall course? Tunnel flying has helped many AFF students to progress through each of the levels comfortably, reducing the need for jumps to be repeated.
We would advise that you book a minimum of 20-30 minutes to practice your stable body position, heading and hover control as well as master 90° and 360° turns needed for levels 4 and 5. Contact us for details **DETAILS**
We can also cater for big groups including corporate team building days, stag and hen parties. **CONTACT**
Points to note:
Age – There are no age restrictions although we suggest that children need to be at least 5 years to fully enjoy the experience. As long as we have a helmet small enough to fit your head, you can fly! Children under the age of 18 will require written consent from their parent or legal guardian to allow them to fly. Indoor skydiving makes a fabulous birthday gift!!
Weight limit – The maximum weight allowed is 18 stone (114kg).
Experience – No previous indoor skydiving experience is required and
Fitness – you do not have to be particularly fit to take part in this experience.
Medical conditions – If you have any of the following conditions, then you should not fly: pregnancy, back problems, history of dislocations, freshly stitched wounds, heart conditions, osteoporosis, bone illnesses, if you are under the influence of alcohol or non-prescribed drugs.
Memories! – Your flight will be captured on DVD plus stills photos will also be taken. You will have the opportunity to purchase these from reception after your flight. Don’t forget to smile!
Arrival – Arrive 1 hour prior to the flight time to allow you to complete the booking in process and to be on time for your flight training.
Booking – On booking your flight package, you will be sent a confirmation letter plus gift voucher which can then be used to book your chosen date and flight time. The voucher will be valid for 9 months from the date of purchase.
Availability – Each venue is open every day of the year with the exception of Christmas Day.
Because we’re super-friendly people who want to give you the most fun for the least cash 😀 The Skydive Company can create a bespoke package for your indoor skydiving experience at a lower rate than you can get by booking direct with the indoor skydiving centres. Just tell us what you’d like and we’ll make it happen!
Yes! Book through us and it’ll cost you less!
The easiest way to book is by clicking on the button below and completing the details. We’ll contact you personally to sort out your fab deal!.