Introduction to Indoor Skydiving from Red Letter Days
Availability: At least one weekday and one weekend date every month throughout the year. The centres close Christmas Day but operate on bank holidays. Weather: The tunnel is indoors and isn't affected by the weather. Duration: Expect to be onsite for around one and a half hours, including 20 min safety briefing, kit issue (15 mins), two 60 second body flying sessions and a full debrief. The time given is your report time, please check in no more than five minutes before. Numbers On Day: Your training may be shared in a group of up to 12. Your flights are held on a one-to-one basis with just you and your fully-qualified instructor in the wind tunnel. Spectators: Facilities at Xscape (Milton Keynes) and the Chill Factore (Manchester) are excellent and make for a good family day out. 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 you don't wear suitable footwear you'll be required to hire and wear trainers. Jumpsuit and other equipment is provided. Lockers 1 pound (refundable). Guidelines: Restrictions: Min age 4. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Max weight 18st. Anyone who's reasonably fit, including people with disabilities, 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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The wind tunnel is a 120 mph wall of air, easily strong enough to support human weight, creating the sensation of freefall without the need to jump out of a plane. Start off with a safety briefing from an instructor before being kitted out with a specialist flight suit. Then step into the wind tunnel with the instructor and get lifted into the air for two incredible 60 second sessions of body flying. As a comparison - during a skydive from 10,000 feet, expect to experience around 30 seconds of freefall. For some lucky participants, the instructor will jump on the flow and show off some astonishing acrobatics. The flying session will end with a debrief - also get a DVD of the flight to take home.