A Great Day Out for Southport families at Airkix Skydiving Manchester May 20th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments A Great Day Out for Southport families at Airkix Skydiving Manchester Airkix is the ideal venue for a unique and exciting day out with the kids or corporate parties Indoor Skydiving is a thrilling experience for all who take part! Who Can Fly? Anyone with reasonable health & fitness can fly but do check the list of criteria here http://www.airkix.com/about-airkix/who-can-fly.aspx before you book. If you are concerned about any of the criteria, just contact us for a chat, we’ll do everything we can to help you fly. Obviously anyone with a history of neck, back, heart or shoulder dislocation problems should seek advice from their doctor before flying. Under eighteens will also require signed permission from a parent or guardian. It’s flying! Imagine a wind tunnel that could be used for testing the aerodynamics of an F1 racing car, turn it upright, gently lean into the airflow and you are skydiving. The easiest way to see what we are talking about is to watch one of the Airkix Flix. You’ll get the idea really fast. The idea of flying indoors was first tried by the American Military in 1964. In 1982 A couple of vertical wind tunnels opened in Tennessee and Las Vegas and the first SkyVenture tunnel opened in Orlando, Florida in 1998. It has been operating there ever since with fantastic success and reliability. Airkix MK is the seventh tunnel to be manufactured by SkyVenture and the first in Europe and Airkix Manchester is the 17th and second respectively. HOW DOES IT WORK? Airkix works simply and safely. The tunnel circulates air into a flight chamber. To enter the tunnel you simply stand in the open doorway and lean forward. You will feel your legs lifted from under you as you assume a horizontal flying position. Congratulations, you are now flying! The instructor will help you get into a neutral flying position before teaching you the basic moves. Movements including going up and down, forwards, backwards, sideways and turning are all simple and easy to master and you will soon be learning new tricks! To book please visit their website www.airkix.com 9 Trafford Way Urmston, Manchester M41 7JA TEL: 0845 331 6549 Related Comments comments!