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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.
Any Important Stuff
Minimum age is four. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight 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.
At least one weekday and one weekend date every month throughout the year. The centres close Christmas Day but operate on bank holidays.
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 and a full debrief.
Numbers On The 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.
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.
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 Â£1.
With iFLY at either Basingstoke, Milton Keynes or Manchester.
It is vital to arrive no later than the allocated time printed on your booking letter. Actual flights occur up to one hour after the allocated booked time to allow for an essential safety briefing before stepping into the tunnel.
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