Monday through Friday 2pm - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 10pm
Arrival Time is 45 minutes before the flight. i.e. Arrive 1:15pm for a 2pm flight
- Certified instructors teach you all you need to know - no experience required!
- 12 foot, 1,200 hp, 160 mph re-circulating wind tunnel
- Gear included: helmet, goggles, flight suit, ear plugs, elbow and knee pads
- Great for families, groups, or anyone that wants to feel the skydiving sensation without having to jump from a plane!
No Plane, No Parachute, No Problem! Using a new, state of the art vertical wind tunnel, you can experience the freedom of flight - indoors!
There is no falling sensation; you just float above the trampoline floor with ease. The indoor vertical wind tunnel is used not only by the world's best skydivers to train, but was also designed for the general public to experience the sport of body flight.
With the help of a certified instructor, you will be flying on your own after a brief 20 minute training class. You will learn the basics of body flight and hand signals used in the tunnel.
All gear required for your flight in the tunnel will be provided; helmet, goggles, flight suit, ear plugs, elbow and knee pads.
You will be completely immersed in the world of high adventure skydiving, without ever having to pack a parachute, pull a ripcord, or jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
No experience necessary. Participants must be at least 3 years of age. Under 18 requires parental consent and cannot: weigh more than 250 pounds, have a hard cast or have had a previous shoulder dislocation.
A good test for the shoulder is to place yourself in a doorway, grab the top of the door frame and gradually move forward. If you feel your troubled shoulder at this point, it is suggested that you do not fly.
The entire flight experience lasts about 1.5 - 2 hours. 1 minute in the wind tunnel is equivalent to 1-2 real skydives. Many flyers find that each minute feels much longer, due to the adrenaline involved with flying in a 120 mph wind stream. Most people find 2-4 minutes to be an ideal amount for beginners. Duration options over 4 minutes can be split up among your party however you wish.
12 per group. 1 person in tunnel at a time.
Allowed, there is an observation deck where you will be able to watch the participant's in the tunnel.
This experience is not weather dependent.
What to Wear:
Wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider
How old do you have to be to fly?
Children three years old and up can fly in the tunnel. The staff are trained to provide a safe and fun environment for your friends and loved ones! We DO REQUIRE a waiver to be signed by a parent or legal guardian for anyone under the age of 18.
Are there any health restrictions?
This is so SAFE that virtually anyone that is in reasonable health and fitness CAN FLY! Children three and up and many customers over 90 have flown. Please check the list below to make sure that you qualify.
You can fly as long as you:
* Do not weigh more than 250 lbs.
* Are at least 3 years of age and fit in our gear.
* Are not pregnant
* Have not suffered from a prior shoulder dislocation.
* Are not under the influence of alcohol or non- prescribed drugs.
* Are not wearing a hard cast
A good test for the shoulder is to place yourself in a doorway, grab the top of the door frame and gradually move forward. If you feel your troubled shoulder at this point, it's suggested that you do not fly.
Is it scary?
No, it is NOT scary. There is no feeling of falling and you do not jump into the air. You will feel like you are floating. Following the 20 minute training class, you will gear up and enter the flight chamber with your class. The instructor will be there with you at all times. When it is your turn to fly the instructor will direct you to the flight chamber door. You will lean forward into the air flow and be lifted up with the instructors help. No experience or special skills are required.
Is it safe?
Yes, and a flight instructor is ALWAYS present.
Is it fun and what does it feel like?
Flying in the wind tunnel is fun and exciting. You can learn how to fly your body in many different ways in a safe environment. Each time that you fly you can learn and gain new flying skills. Whether you are training for a competition or just want to fly for fun, you can entertain yourself for hours.
The feeling of flying is like no other. Flying in the wind tunnel is identical to being in freefall.
You do not feel like you are falling, instead you feel like you are floating. You will feel supported by the wind and by changing your body position you can move around the tunnel. It is an amazing feeling and when you try it you will know why the birds sing.
Do I have to jump?
No, you DO NOT jump. The instructor will direct you to the flight chamber door where you will lean into the air flow and be lifted up with the instructors help.
Is it like real skydiving?
The experience is amazingly realistic. It is so realistic that most skydiving teams from around the world train in wind tunnels. Feel free to come by anytime and watch them train in the wind tunnel from the observation area.
Can I get a video of my flight?
You can purchase a video on DVD or VHS of your flight experience. One video will capture your entire flight session, giving you a memory to last a lifetime. If you need additional copies we can provide them for you. We DO NOT allow video cameras or any loose objects in the flight chamber. You can have someone else take video from outside the chamber.
Can I do tricks and flips in the tunnel?
Tricks and flips are done by experienced flyers.
Can I fly with my friends or family members?
You will be part of the same group (flight classes are up to 12 people). Non - experienced flyers are not able to fly with each other. However you will be able to watch each other fly and share in the experience with them. Once you have gained the necessary skills you will be able to fly with other people.
What should I wear?
You will be provided with a flight suit that fits over your normal clothes.
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement. A shirt without a collar will be the most comfortable for you. Please wear sneakers.
What should I expect once I arrive?
Please arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled flight time to allow for check-in and your class prior to flight.
All flyers are required to sign a waiver. If under the age of 18, a waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to the flight. A parent or legal guardian is not required to be present at flight time.
If you would like a DVD or pictures of your flight just let our front desk staff know when you check in.
Meet your instructor
Once everyone in your flight session is signed in you will meet your instructor. Our highly trained staff have been professionally rated and trained to teach new flyers just like you.
You will enter the classroom where an instructor will teach you a short class so that you will know how it all works and what to expect. Your instructor will also demonstrate the basic flying position and answer any questions that you may have.
Lockers and Gear Up
We provide lockers free of charge where you can place jewelry, keys, wallets and any loose items that may fall off of you or out of your pocket. These items are not allowed in the flight chamber due to the damage that they may cause. Locker keys are given to your instructor and he will place it in a key safe until your flight time is over.
Off to the gear counter!
You will then go to the gear counter and the instructor will give you the following items for your flight.
* Flight Suit that fits over your normal clothing
* Pro fly helmet
* Knee and elbow pads
Once your class is geared up and ready you will gather to enter the flight chamber. It is common and exciting to see a class in the tunnel on their last few minutes just before you enter the flight chamber.
Into the Outer Chamber and Flight Chamber
The bell sounds and the doors to the outer chamber open.There are two areas in the flight chamber. There is an outer chamber and a flight chamber. The outer chamber is where you sit and the flight chamber is where you FLY!
As the last group exits the chamber you will enter and take a seat.The outer chamber doors will close and the motors will start. The air speed will come up in just a few seconds. You will soon be FLYING!
The flight instructor will step into the airflow, walking on the steel trampoline net floor. When the instructor is ready he or she will motion for the first flyer to come to the doorway of the flight chamber. Once the flier leans into the airflow they are almost immediately flying!
The flight instructor may have a light grip on the flight suit to help you position your arms and legs for a nice neutral body position. Once you are stable the instructor will let go and you are flying on your own free as a bird. You may then want to try some small movements and learn about body flight. After a minute it's time to exit back into the outer chamber and take a seat.
We know that you will have a big smile now. The rest of your class will all fly and then it will be time for your second flight. At the end of the flying session the flight instructor will show some of their flying skills as the fans power down.
After flying is finished you will return to the gear counter and hand back your gear to your flight instructor. If you ordered a DVD, it will be given to you before you leave.
Feel free to hang out and watch other people flying or browse our gift shop area. Or if you would like to fly some more let us know and we'll get you ready for another session after a quick visit to the front desk.
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