INDOOR SKYDIVING DISCIPLINES

 

Formation Skydiving
From your first flight with us, you will be introduced to the basic formation skydiving techniques. It’s the most popular discipline worldwide and something that all skydivers should have a good understanding of before pursuing alternative disciplines.
Flyers usually compete in teams of 4 or 8, which we can easily accommodate in our 16.5ft tunnel and must complete a set number of formations in a given time. Contact us to arrange a coach, they will help you find teammates and get you ready for competitions. Please check our calendar for details of international tunnel camps, competitions and events.

We recommend flyers to bring their own weight belts although we do have a small number for hire. We will also have a large outdoor creeper area for teams to use, please ask our staff if you require use of the creepers. Team video debriefing stations are also available.

Freefly, Freestyle and Dynamic
Freefly and Freestyle are known as artistic skydiving disciplines. Flyers use both horizontal and vertical flying axis and choreograph a flowing routine. Freefly teams are usually made up of two performers and a camera flyer (if in the sky), whereas Freestyle is just one performer. A new discipline to emerge from Europe is Dynamic 4-way, at the moment it’s a tunnel only discipline with 4 very experienced flyers producing some jaw-dropping routines.
Freefly will take some time to master. Before you can sit-fly and fly head-down your instructor will ask you to learn to back-fly, this is the basic recovery position needed. Even if you can freefly in the sky, it will take some time to re-adjust and pick up the same skills in the tunnel.

The freefly progression is as follows:
  * Belly Flying
  * Back Flying
  * Walking
  * Sit-flying
  * Transitions
  * Head Down

At each level of progression you will work on:
  * Body position
  * Fast and slow fall
  * Forward and backwards movement
  * Turns
  * Side-sliding and carving
  * Grips
  * Super positioning

Our coaches are available most days, and it is recommend to engage one to guide you through the levels.
You will also need to request any specialist spotting at least 7 days prior to your flight. Check the IBA transitions chart to see what level instructor you require.

 

Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS)
Vertical Formation Skydiving is also a fairly new discipline in the history of skydiving. VFS gained momentum as more teams had access to vertical wind tunnels for training. This high wind speed discipline requires very advanced flying techniques from all four team members. Team members fly in a vertical position, either head down or head up and transition between the two. The aim is to complete as many given formations in a set period of time.

Recently a 2-way VFS dive pool has emerged, allowing intermediate flyers to compete. Our scrambles competitions are the perfect intro to finding a teammate or meeting new friends to fly with. You will need to be able to fly-sit at high speed, and have some experience in taking docks.

Look out for tunnel camps with international tunnel coaches. These will sell out fast!