Originally used for testing out the aerodynamics of cars, wind tunnels also make for a truly thrilling body flying experience. With wind speeds of 120 mph, the tunnel conjures up the sensation of freefall without a plane in sight. Kick off with a full safety briefing, don a specialist flight suit and step into the tunnel. With an expert indoor skydiving instructor on hand to give help and guidance throughout, hover for two exhilarating sessions of body flying. In some instances, the instructor will hop onto the airflow with the flyer to demonstrate some impressive freestyle aerobatic moves. Peter Pan, eat your heart out.
Availability: Available all year round except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. On weekends, bank holidays and weekdays during school holidays, availability is before 11am and after 7pm. Weather: The tunnel is indoors and isn’t affected by the weather. Duration: Expect to be on-site for around one and a half hours, including a 20 minute safety briefing, kit issue (15 minutes), two 60 second body flying sessions each and a full debrief. Numbers On Day: Training may be shared in a group of up to 12. All flights are held on a one-to-one basis in the wind tunnel with a fully qualified instructor – you won’t jump together, but will watch each other’s flights from the gallery. Spectators: Facilities are excellent and make for a good family outing. Spectators can watch the action from the free viewing gallery. Dress Code: No jewellery or collared shirts. Please wear tight-fitting lace-up trainers (not boots). If suitable footwear isn’t worn, it is compulsory to hire trainers from the venue. Jumpsuits and other equipment are provided. Lockers £1. Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age 4. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight is 18 stone. Anyone who’s reasonably fit can fly. If you’re pregnant, have heart, back or neck problems or have ever dislocated a shoulder, you can’t fly. Other Info:
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