Windtunnel fun for those ready for a proper adrenaline rush!
Who'd have thought that jumping in what is essentially a vertical wind tunnel, could be such a laugh? These Airkix activities will see you donning a proper professional wing suit, helmet and transparent goggles before taking the intrepid leap into the forced air…and the sensations are truly amazing.
The tunnel itself is actually quite small in diameter, but is very high, with a perspex surround so spectators can check out all the action (and believe us it's very entertaining as you can't help pulling funny grimaces!). As you look down into it from the 'doorway' you'll see what appears to be netting across the base. Beginners to this sport will start the session by lying down on the net and as the fans start up, you will be lifted into the air.
If, when you're at the venue, you're lucky enough to see some of the seasoned regulars (each centre has clubs and even freestyle teams) you'll be amazed as they simply run and jump straight into the airstream. And the synchronised tricks they pull are incredible.
Those who have never tried this sort of madcap activity before will love the feeling of near weightlessness as the wind almost literally blows you away. Don't worry, you won't be going anywhere too far, as the instructors are alway on hand to re-position you if necessary!