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    Survivor guide: Indoor skydive

    Indoor skydiving has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is an exhilarating adrenaline rush and it’s easy to see why it has become such a favoured activity, particularly for couples and stag dos. Indoor skydiving is definitely a safer alternative than an actual sky dive, removing the dangers of falling, and can be great fun even for those with a fear of heights who still wish to experience the thrill of skydiving, but being indoors and subjected to the force of an industrial fan still has its dangers. Here, Accident Advice Helpline publishes the essential survivor’s guide for indoor skydiving and how to avoid a slip, trip or fall.

    Before entering the wind tunnel

    Before entering the wind tunnel, you will normally be required to sign an indemnity waiver. This does not mean, however, that in the event of an accident that you will be completely precluded from making a public liability claim.

    Once you have signed the indemnity waiver, you will then be given the necessary equipment needed including a helmet, goggles and other protective safety wear.

    Once you’ve donned your safety gear, then it’s time to hear the safety instructions on how to avoid an accident during your indoor skydive. Pay particular attention to the safety instructions and don’t be afraid to ask to have any points clarified before beginning your skydive.

    In the wind tunnel

    An important piece of information to note for those who are afraid of heights is the fact that you will not have to jump at any stage. You will enter the wind tunnel through an adjoining door which may be a few inches off the ground but you will never be required to jump during an indoor skydive.

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    It is also important to note, that in the unlikely event of a power failure, you won’t suddenly plummet towards the ground. The air pressure will gradually decrease and you will glide softly to the floor.

    In the wind tunnel, normally a maximum of 2 people plus an instructor will be allowed at any one time. You may see groups of professionals of up to 8 in a wind tunnel, but this is only after extensive training.

    Things to avoid

    You should avoid indoor skydiving when pregnant. It is not possible to prescribe a maximum weight for entering the wind tunnel as it will depend on a number of factors. Indoor skydiving is designed so that nearly anyone can take part and even if you suffer from a disability this may not stop you from enjoying the thrill ride of a skydive!

    Date Published: January 29, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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