Wind tunnels have been used for years to test the aerodynamics of cars. Then some bright spark came up with the idea of flipping one upright and jumping into the airflow - and body flying was born. The wind tunnel is a 120mph wall of air, easily strong enough to support your weight, so that you can experience freefall without the need to jump out of a plane. You'll start off with a safety briefing from your instructor before being kitted out with your specialist flight suit. Then step into the wind tunnel with your instructor, where you'll be lifted into the air for two incredible 60 second sessions of body flying. As a comparison, during a skydive from 10,000 feet, you would experience around 30 seconds of freefall. If you're lucky, your instructor will jump on the flow and show you some astonishing freefall acrobatics. Your flying session will end with a debrief, and you'll also get a DVD of your flight to take home.
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Participant Guidelines: Min age 5. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Max weight 18st. Anyone who's reasonably fit, including people with disabilities, can fly. If you're pregnant, have heart, back or neck problems or have ever dislocated a shoulder you can't fly.
Weather: The tunnel is indoors and isn't affected by the weather.
Duration: Expect to be at the venue for around an hour, including a 20 minute safety briefing, kit issue (15 minutes), two 60 second body flying sessions and a full debrief.
Numbers On Day: Your briefing will be in a group of up to 12 people. Your jump will be held on a one-to-one basis with just you and your fully-qualified instructor in the wind tunnel.
Spectators: Spectators are welcome and can watch the all action from the free viewing gallery. Facilities at the venue are excellent and make for a good family visit.
Dress Code: Wear tight-fitting lace-up trainers (not boots). Please don't wear a shirt with a collar. If you don't wear suitable footwear you'll be required to hire and wear trainers. A jump suit and all other equipment will be provided.
Availability: Runs most days throughout the year. The centre is closed on Christmas Day but operates on bank holidays.
Other Info: This experience is always subject to weight restrictions, please call the venue at least two weeks before your jump to confirm your details. The time given is your report time, please check in no more than five minutes before.