Filmed at the official press launch of ParadropVR™ at iFLY indoor skydiving in Basingstoke, UK – members of the British Army Freefall Parachute Regiment Display Team can be seen enjoying virtual reality paragliding attraction, ParadropVR.
As the British Army’s Freefall Parachute Regiment Display Team, the Red Devils are all full time serving paratroopers who return to combat duties when required during their posting with the team.
The team of adrenaline-junkies flew into iFLY Basingstoke and gave ParadropVR™ a resounding thumbs-up.
Frontgrid CEO, Matt Wells said: “We’re really grateful to the British Army’s Red Devils Freefall Parachute Display Team for giving up their time to come and fly ParadropVR™. It was great fun to see the guys competing against each other and trying to beat the high score”
iFLY Basingstoke General Manager, Tracy Goffin said: “We’ve been delighted with the feedback from customers since launching ParadropVR™ at our centre. Now visitors can not only try their hand at indoor skydiving but also experience the sensation and freedom of paragliding – all under one roof!
From nine year old kids to professional canopy flyers – they love the realistic flying experience and the skill-based game offers another layer of fun and competition.”
ParadropVR™ is a trademark of global adventure leisure and attractions specialists Frontgrid Ltd (Frontgrid.co.uk). The premium virtual reality attraction simulates flying a paraglider, combining self-controlled physical movement, free roam virtual reality content and a skill-based game to encourage repeat visitation.
Following an agreement with the world’s largest indoor skydiving company iFLY, a two unit installation of ParadropVR™ launched at iFLY Basingstoke in November 2018. Positioned as an extension to iFLY’s existing indoor skydiving offering, ParadropVR™ gives guests of all ages and abilities an opportunity to experience the thrill of paragliding in a safe and controlled environment.
The installation at iFLY Basingstoke has been fully customised and branded to provide a holistic brand experience to iFLY guests, including a leader board and spectator seating area.
iFLY guests can book the virtual reality paragliding experience online via the website, or purchase as an up-sell on the day. iFLY has also recently launched a package offer for parties and events, which it is promoting to schools and groups.
The world-first ParadropVR™ installation launched at Universe Science Park in Denmark in spring 2018, with subsequent installations at Merlin Entertainments’ The Bear Grylls Adventure and iFLY Basingstoke launching later in the year.
Last updated on 6 Mar 2019