Originally the wind tunnel was designed for parachutists to train, but anyone who would like to try out flying once and has the courage, can feel the feeling of free fall – in indoor skydiving . With up to 280 km / h the wind flows into the flight channel, which the professionals use to perform feats and reach heights of up to 15 meters.
What is indoor skydiving?
Coming from skydiving, indoor skydiving has evolved from being a parachutist’s training facility to becoming an independent sport. Flying a human body in a vertical wind tunnel, solely by virtue of the vertical air flow generated, is a new, innovative sport that is becoming increasingly popular.
In the indoor skydiving sport, you can experience free fall with wind speeds of up to 280 km / h in a glass flight channel – comparable to a parachute jump from 4,000 m altitude. Modern systems can individually adjust the air speed depending on the body weight of the skydiver. Tensioning the body and using arms and legs can affect the power of the airflow and move the body in different directions. Basic figures of Skydivings include the up and Abschweben, the sideways movement in all four horizontal axes, as well as right and left turns.
Last year WINDOBONA opened the first indoor wind tunnel in Austria in the Vienna Prater .