Wind tunnels were originally used for testing the aerodynamics of cars, but we’ve since discovered they provide a singularly thrilling body flying experience. Thanks to wind speeds of up to 120 mph, the tunnel creates the feeling of freefall without the need for a plane. Start off with a full safety briefing, before donning a special flight suit and entering the tunnel. An indoor skydiving instructor is on hand to offer help and guidance. Hover in the air for two 60-second sessions of flying. For some brave participants, the instructor will join the flyer on the airflow to show off some freestyle aerobatic manoeuvres. There’s nothing else quite like indoor skydiving.
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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