WHAT IS INDOOR SKYDIVING?
An Exciting Activity for All Ages
Indoor Skydiving is the simulation of true freefall conditions in a Vertical Wind Tunnel. It’s where the dream of pure human flight becomes a reality in a 100% safe environment. The number of Wind Tunnels around the world is 191 and it’s growing every day. Everybody – from 3 to 103 yrs old – can make a first flight just for fun or start bodyflight as a new exciting sport. Find the closest locations to you or watch some videos to find out more. Most of the Wind Tunnels around the world are surrounded by amenities, shopping centres and beautiful attractions so that a day spent at the Wind Tunnel is always a day full of enjoyment for you and your family.
A brief History of Indoor Skydiving
The Indoor Skydiving community has grown notably since its origins in the early 1980’s with a few aircraft-propeller-driven machines around the world providing the opportunity for eager skydivers to improve their skills in the wind. A new chapter for Indoor Skydiving was written in 1998 with the opening of Skyventure Orlando and the introduction of an enclosed 12-foot diameter flight chamber with smooth wall-to-wall airflow that was a more accurate representation of freefall. Initially wind tunnel training was focused on belly flying training but rapidly grew into advancing more body flight techniques. Fast forward to the recent years, the sport has seen amazing growth! With official FAI recognition, the creation of new disciplines and an ever expanding community the future of Indoor Skydiving looks bright!
The Sport of Indoor Skydiving
The invention of modern wind tunnels has given skydivers a consistent and practical way to develop and hone skills that usually require jumping from a plane. Additionally, the increase in availability of wind tunnels has created a whole new genre of sport – bodyflight. It is one of the most exciting and fastest growing sports in the world.