You will be greeted at reception, where you will need to sign in and complete the necessary paperwork. Then you will be taken into a classroom for a briefing by one of the experienced instructors. This will include learning hand signals and the safety procedures for your time in the wind tunnel.
Then you’ll move to the kit-up area where you will be given your helmet, goggles, ear plugs, flight suit and (if required) trainers for your feet.
Your group will then go through to the wind tunnel ante-chamber where you will watch the people in the previous group finish their session.
Then, when it becomes your turn to fly, you take your place in the doorway. The instructor will stand in front of you and, when it is time, give you the signal and if necessary, assist you to lean forward into the airflow.
The instructor will take hold of your flight suit and hold onto you. YOU ARE NOW FLYING!
The solo wind tunnel skydiving gift experience is split into two flights of 1 minute 15 seconds each.
When your first skydive is over, the instructor will take you to the exit door. You will then rejoin your group and await your second skydive. Everyone in the group takes it in turn to fly with the instructor until you have all been wind tunnel skydiving!
Then it’s off with your flight suit and time to enjoy the Bar & Grill.
How long does it take?
The wind tunnel Skydiving Solo Experience includes two flights of 1 minute 15 seconds each. Please allow 2 hours for this activity.
When can I try it?
This activity can be booked Wednesday through to Sunday, throughout the year.
What should I wear/bring?
We provide the flight suit, goggles, ear plugs and helmet. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. You must wear trainers on your feet. Do not wear clothes with a collar - it really hurts when it flaps in your face at 120mph!
Can I book for children?
This activity is suitable for five years and over. However, under-18s need to have a parent present to provide consent.
I’m booking for someone who needs a carer. Is that a problem?
Carers are welcome at all gift experiences. For more details of what the carer place involves, please see our Questions and Answers page.
Can my family/friends come and watch me flying?
Family, friends and carers are all welcome to come and watch, at no charge.
- If you suffer from back problems, have had a Dislocated shoulder in the past, Freshly stitched wounds, Osteoporosis/ bone illnesses,or Heart problems, it is advisable to speak to your doctor prior to flying.
- This activity is not suitable for pregnant women.
- For safety reasons there is a maximum weight of 19 stone (120kg).
iCAN Experiences looks for the best facilities to host our activities for people with disabilities and this location is no exception. It is well equipped for disabled access.
The entrance from the car park is free from steps and has well-maintained tarmac and concrete paving. There are no steps to negotiate throughout the ground floor of the building.
The building has three floors, all of which are accessible by a lift which has plenty of space to manoeuvre a wheelchair.
There is no dedicated disabled parking, but there is ample parking on site, so finding a suitable parking space will not be a problem. In the unlikely event that you are unable to find a suitable space, the staff will gladly make sure you get one.
There are unisex disabled-access toilets on every floor of the building and there is a dedicated disabled toilet on the ground floor.
There is good wheelchair access throughout the building. However, the archway through to the flight chamber is very narrow, so many wheelchairs may not fit through. Assistance can be given to help customers through the short archway which is approximately 3 metres in length.
Assistance dogs are welcome; you will need to bring your own water bowl, etc. Due to the noise from the wind tunnel, assistance dogs are best left in the reception area, there is somewhere to secure them. There is a grass area outside the building which can be used to “spend” an assistance dog if necessary.
The Wind Tunnel Skydiving experience is suitable for people with the following disabilities:
- Hard of hearing / Deaf
- Restricted – Arm*
- Restricted – Leg*
- Visually Impaired
* We just want to highlight that the wind tunnel does generate wind speeds up to 120mph, so it may be necessary for your instructor to help maintain control of your Arms and Legs during your flight.
If your disability is not mentioned here but you’re interested in trying the Wind Tunnel Skydiving Experience, please do give us a call as we may well be able to accommodate other disabilities.