Frequently asked questions and their answers about bodyflying
Who can participate in bodyflying?
If you can answer the following questions with YES, you can fly with us:
– You are older than 4 years.
– You weigh no more than 120 kg (265 lbs).
– You have never had a dislocated shoulder.
– You are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
– You are not pregnant.
In the case of acute injuries or chronic illnesses, please always consult your doctor before planning your flight.
Is bodyflying safe?
Yes, bodyflying in the wind tunnel is absolutely safe!
Every indoor skydiving participant receives a detailed briefing before they can fly. During the flight, you will be constantly accompanied by two experienced instructors. A flight instructor supports you in the airstream and ensures your safety. The flight controller monitors each of your movements from the control room next to the flight chamber and adjusts the speed of the airflow individually.
Before joining our company, each of our instructors has undergone a rigorous training program in accordance with European standards and is a certified wind tunnel instructor.
How long does one bodyflying flight last?
Each flight usually lasts two minutes and corresponds to the freefall time of two parachute jumps from a height of 4000 meters!
You can choose how often or how long you want to fly in our shop.
If you have booked a larger group package, we will divide the flight time fairly between all participants.
For example: Five of you share our family pack with 20 minutes flight time. Each participant flies for 4 minutes – we divide this time into two flights of 2 minutes each.
Can I fly in the windtunnel with my friends at the same time?
Unfortunately not. As a beginner, every flyer gets the full attention of the instructor, who ensures your safety. In addition, the wind speed is individually adapted to your body. It takes some practice to fly together with other people in the windtunnel. For experienced proflyers, our windtunnel offers space for up to 6 flyers.
How much time should I plan for?
Allow 1.5 to 2 hours for your experience on site.
Please arrive one hour before your planned flight to complete registration. The briefing begins half an hour before your flight. You will then be in the windtunnel for a maximum of 30 minutes and take turns with other participants from your group until everyone has flown their booked time.
In the meantime, your companions can make themselves comfortable in the spectator area and we will provide them with hot and cold drinks.
What’s included in the price?
Each of our beginner packages includes
– a personal briefing with your instructor
– all rental equipment including flight suit, helmet, goggles and ear plugs
– your individual flight time
– a demonstration flight by the instructor at the end of the session
– and a personalized certificate with your personal wind speed.
What should I wear to fly?
Wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in and that fit underneath the flight suit. Comfortable jeans or leggings with a T-shirt are ideal. It is important that you wear lace-up shoes so that you don’t lose them!
May I film and take photographs myself?
All accompanying persons who are not actively taking part in bodyflying are allowed to take as many photos and videos from outside through the glass until the memory card is full. Please respect the personal rights of the other participants and only take photos of your friends and family!
Unfortunately, for safety reasons, no loose objects may be taken into the antechamber of the wind tunnel – including smartphones and action cams.
Take a companion with you or simply choose our photo and video package so that you can go home with a lasting memory. We film your flight from 3 camera angles and take photos of your best smile with a professional camera. The pictures and videos will be available for you to download from our media kiosk for 30 days after your flight!
How high can I fly?
Our flight chamber is the highest in Germany with 19 meters! For safety reasons, beginners do not fly higher than 3 – 4 meters at the beginning and always under the supervision of an instructor. If the flying position allows it, there is the possibility to experience the so-called taxi-flight at a height of up to 10 meters together with the instructor. Proflyers who can safely control their body in the wind at the highest wind speed can also fly to the very top on their own.
How similar is bodyflying to skydiving?
Bodyflying simulates a parachute jump from an airplane. As soon as you enter the wind tunnel, you experience the free fall that usually only skydivers can feel. The feeling of flying is exactly the same – except that the temperatures in the wind tunnel are pleasantly warm all year round.
Most skydivers use our facility to become more confident in freefall, learn to control their bodies more precisely or try out new flying positions. The greatest added value of bodyflying or indoor skydiving is the almost infinite flight time, which massively increases the learning success. While a parachute jump from 4000 meters takes only 50 – 60 seconds, flyers can simulate up to 15 parachute jumps within half an hour. And professionals even several times a day!