A flight for all the family in a 120mph wind tunnel
Suitable for ages 5 or over - safety brief and flight suits provided
It's an unbelievable sensation
Take your flight at either Basingstoke, Milton Keynes or Manchester
Wind tunnels were originally used to test aerodynamics. Then someone had the idea of flipping one upright, jumping into the airflow and body flying was born. The 120mph wall of air is easily strong enough to support your weight, so you can freefall without jumping from a plane. Start with a safety brief from an instructor before being kitted out with specialist flight suits. Then step into the wind tunnel with your instructor, where you'll be lifted into the air for an incredible 10 minutes of body flying, shared between the family. (A skydive from 10,000 feet has around 30 seconds of freefall!) The instructor may even show some astonishing freefall acrobatics.
Seven days a week throughout the year. The centre is closed on Christmas Day but operates on bank holidays.
Two adults (over 18) to accompany up to three children (aged 4 - 18). Maximum weight 18 stone each. Anyone who's reasonably fit, can fly. If pregnant, have heart, back or neck problems or have ever dislocated a shoulder, you can't fly.
The tunnel is indoors and isn't affected by the weather.
Expect to be on-site for around one and a half hours, including a 20 minute safety briefing, kit issue (15 minutes), 10 separate 60 second body flying sessions and a full debrief. The 10 flying sessions can be divided however you wish.
Numbers on the Day
This experience is especially designed for family groups of up to five people.Training may be shared in a group of up to 12. Each flight is 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 £1.
The time given is your report time, please check in no more than five minutes before.