Indoor skydiving is an activity which allows you to fly your body inside a vertical wind tunnel. Within indoor skydiving there are many sub-disciplines such as bellyflying (FS), vertical formation skydiving (VFS), freestyle and dynamic flying.
Usually there are two programs to choose from:
Firstly, there is the fun flyer program, which is aimed at first time flyers. Packages for first time flyers include flying between one and nine minutes. The fun flyer program is the perfect way to get a first experience of freefall and body flight. Please note that Tunnel Time does not provide services for first time flyers.
In order to get an in-depth understanding of how to fly your body, we advise buying sport flyers time and book a coach. We recommend learning to fly at a tunnel camp since it is more effective and cost-efficient. The price for time in the tunnel within the sports flyers program is different in each tunnel and can vary between 350 Euro per hour and 900 Euro per hour (coaching not included).
A vertical wind tunnel uses advanced technology to create high wind speeds inside a circulating air flow system in order to artificially recreate the feeling and conditions of free fall when skydiving.
The Indoor skydiving age limit is not very strict. You can start flying in wind tunnel from the age of five. Upper age is not specified and depends on your health and fitness.
There is upper weight limit of 130 kg, but it depends on your body shape.
Not much: sport shoes, a helmet, goggles (if using open-face helmets) and a suit.
The prices vary greatly. You can get a tailor made suit already for 250 Euro, but most renowned companies sell for around 500 Euro. Full-face helmets cost between 250 and 400 Euro.
Wind tunnels are used for all kinds of awesome things that mainly include research about aerodynamics. As a quite recent development, vertical wind tunnels are used for indoor skydiving.
Imagine sticking your head out of your car window while going 200 kilometers per hour. The wind all around you will be so loud, that any word someone says to you will be drowned out by the noise of the wind. In the wind tunnel it is the same. Communication works through hand signs and eye contact.
We advise you to be there an hour before your flying session starts, so that you have time to change clothes and get briefed by your coach. Also, make some time for debriefing after your session.
In the tunnel you fly on a “pillow” of air, that pushes you upwards and lets you fly. You can use and control this airflow by shifting your position to fly and move around. In order to take the first step and learn how to fly, you can book time on a tunnel camp.
Most tunnels have a camera running that records your sessions. After your flight, you can download the recordings and review them at home.