FAQs - Proflyer

Frequently Asekd Questions

Does indoor skydiving help for my skydiving training?
In our windtunnel you will experience a realistic freefall simulation.
The bodypositions and movements are exactly the same like in freefall skydiving.
As a special preparation for your AFF, it is possible to train the stable body position, initiating and stopping turns, reading of the altimeter and stable position throughout the pulling sequence.

Also helps AFF-related training to reduce your stress during real freefall. Less stress means more capacity for other tasks and gives more fun to you and your skydiving instructor.

The tunnel is not suited for the AFF-related training of somersaults and practicing stabilation maneuvers. The space in a windtunnel is limited and flying these maneuvers requires experience.

I have 600 jumps and my sit-fly is very good and I can fly stable headown. Is the tunnel fast enough to train sitfly and headown?
In the tunnel we produce a windspeed up to 286 km/h. That is sufficient to fly and train any freefly position.

Can I fly with my own jumpsuit and helmet?
Yes, you can fly with your own jumpsuit and helmet, but not with a camera on the helmet.

What happens when I get out of control?
Even Pro-Flyer are never alone in the tunnel. Experienced instructors are always present in the flightchamber and are trained exactly for that situation. So if you have any problem they can easily assist you.

Is one hour enough to learn sit-fly?
This depends on your previous konwledge and your constitution. After you are able to fly self-controlled the stable belly position, backflying and transitions belly/back, you can start learning sit-flying. To learn that fast, it is necessary to have a coach for windtunnel-specific introduction.

How long is a flying session?
The time in the windtunnel is normally divided into sessions of 2 minutes. On request and with a good constitution it is possible to fly several 2 minutes session at once.

Do I need a helmet and gloves in the tunnel?
For safteyreasons it is necessary to wear a well-fitting helmet in the tunnel. Gloves are not required but we recommend them to prevent skin abrasion. The walls in the flight chamber are not very far away. So it is possible to touch them.

Is it possible to fly with 2 people in the tunnel?
The instructor checks first the flyingskills of each person alone. If the instructor has approved the flyingskills, two person can fly together in the tunnel.

Does the windtunnel always have the same speed?
The speed of the air depends on the weight of the flyer and the flyingpositions. The controller regulates the windspeed depending on the flyer in the tunnel. The windspeed is lower for leight-weighty flyers and faster for heavy-weighty flyers. The windspeed is lower for flying bellyposition and faster for positions like backfly, sitfly and headdown.

I have black-toned goggles. Is the light in the tunnel bright enough to use that goggles or do I need clear goggles?
The flyers should wear clear goggles for training or taking part in a tunnelcamp. The communication between instructor and participant works about eye-contact. This contact is necessary to realize if the participant understands given instructions.

Am I allowed to wear jewelery or my watch during flying in the windtunnel?
That is not possible. The jewelery can get lost because of the high speed of the airflow. That can leads to injuries of the flyer or to damage of the tunneltechnology. So please get rid of all unsecured items and empty all pockets of your clothes before you start flying.

Is tunnelflying very easy or does it take a lot of effort. Does training for shoulder, arms and legs in a health center would help me?
Tunnelflying can take a lot of effort for untrained flyers. Flying in the tunnel claims muscle you do not use in other common sport. Muscletraining of the shoulders, arms and legs is never wrong. In the end for tunnelflying mobility and bodyfeeling and coordination are more important.

Is it possible to get filmed bei a second flyer (like on a tandemjump)?
It is not necessary to have a cameraflyer. A videosystem is integrated in the tunneltechnology. Every tunnelsession is recorded on DVD which can be used for debriefing.