Review by Darren Leftwich
As close to flying without wings as you can get. Tom was a great instructor
09 January 2014
Do you want to experience the thrill of flying through the air without having to jump out of a plane? Now you can with this Indoor Skydiving Experience at Bodyflight. You’ll feel the sensation of freefalling as you hover in a tunnel with winds of up to 180mph keeping your body airborne. Let Bodyflight’s skilled instructors guide you as you step into the blast of wind that will raise your body into the air and keep it there. It’s an incredible feeling to be suspended in mid-air in an indoor environment, safe from the fear of daunting heights.
Built in 1950 and originally used by the Ministry of Defence to understand aerodynamics, this wind tunnel was brought back into use in 2005 as the world’s largest skydiving tunnel and the first in the UK. Professional skydivers come from all over the world to train at this incredible facility, and now so will you.
On arrival and after checking in, you will attend a short instruction class on skydiving techniques and a short video briefing to teach you some skills. Then it's off to the ‘kit up’ area to collect your flight gear, including flight suit, helmet, earplugs and goggles.
You and your group will then enter the tunnel area for your sky diving experience. You will each enter the wind tunnel with your instructor for two flights of around 1 minute each - that's about the same fall time as three tandem skydives. Your family and friends will be able to watch you as you master winds of up to 180mph in the tunnel and learn how to fly.
Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue
This experience is available on selected dates throughout the year. Please contact the centre when booking for updated availability.
We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance for weekdays and three - four months for weekends to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow approximately 2 hours on site. Your arrival time will be at least 1 hour before your flight time.
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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Bedfordshire - Milton Ernest
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