FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Interested in Indoor Skydiving, but have questions? We’ve compiled answers to our guests most commonly asked questions below.  

We encourage you to have a look through the indoor skydiving FAQs below prior to your visit. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, contact us – we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have! 

Absolutely. The Indoor skydiving simulator is safe and FUN for First Time Flyers of ALL ages. You can start indoor skydiving right away! We offer a First Time Flyer Course that includes flight training and flight gear. You can always add more flights to your first experience.
During a first flight experience you will be guided by an instructor
through all the necessary classroom information, given your flight gear,
and taken into the wind tunnel. Once in the tunnel, your instructor
provides a safe 1-on-1 flying experience, guiding and teaching you how to
fly your body. Once you have flown, your next flight will be less guided
as you begin to grasp the concepts behind safely flying your body. Higher
levels of learning are normally done with a Tunnel Coach/Instructor and
organized learning events are take place on a regular basis.
Flyers of nearly every age can fly. We recommend 3 years old as a minimum,
but each tunnel has their own rules. The only real limitations preventing
people from flying are weight limits and shoulder dislocations. Countless
handicapped and physically challenged flyers have safely flown with the
help of our experienced instructors.
Each Flight package differs, prices will range from $59-$79-$99 per
person. Check with our online prices for party packages, group rates, and
special Promotional Deals which may be time sensitive.
Flight time per person will vary on flight package purchased. Most
packages offer first time flight packages ranging from 2-8 minutes per
person.
Traditional free fall time for a real skydive is roughly 60 seconds
long. Flight packages normally begin with two minutes of flight time and
go up from there. For those who are in average or above average physical shape, more
flight time will make for a better experience. Like any other sport, the
more you fly, the more you will learn.
The time it takes for the entire experience will vary based on the
number of flyers in your group. Signing in will take 10 to 20 minutes with a
30 minute class and roughly 10 minutes to gear up. You will be assigned to a
block of flight time. Blocks can be from 2 to 30 minutes long depending on
group size and the number of flyers in your block. Blocks of first timer
groups do not exceed 30 minutes.  A safe bet is to plan for an hour for
your entire group’s experience.
Indoor skydiving can be dangerous without the proper training. Our
location will include a safety and training briefing before your flight.
This orientation will explain the proper body position, and how to
communicate with the instructor once you are in the tunnel. There is time
allotted to get suited up in all the necessary equipment, and afterward,
you will rotate with other flyers who have also purchased flying time.
We welcome ages as young as 3 years old to 103. Age limits aren’t
typically in place, as long as the flyer meets all of the physical
requirements, they can fly!
Maximum Weight Limit

Weight limits are set in place for the safety of the flyer and
the instructor. The flight instructor’s main job is to keep everyone safe,
which at times, could require spotting and catching. We ask that you do
not exceed 270-lbs

Minimum Weight Limit

Wind speeds are manually controlled by our
facility. Therefore, there is not a weight minimum. Smaller flyers are not
in danger of receiving too much wind for their body size.

Flyers should be in decent physical shape to fly. There will be a
significant amount of wind on your shoulders. It is recommended that participants with weak
shoulders or prior shoulder dislocations do not fly. Your
body will be in an arched position with your hips forwards. Participants with back issues
that prevent this body position should avoid flying. Any other serious
health issues should be cleared by a physician prior to flying. Check with an
instructor for restrictions before booking a flight.

Past Injuries 
As a beginning flyer, you will fly your body lying flat on your belly.
This means, that the front surface of your body supports your weight. Your
shoulders experience the most strain when flying. Nearly all tunnel
locations will have a warning stating that if you have had a past shoulder
dislocation, it is recommended that you do not fly. Any other past injuries
that may be re-injured by slightly bumping or twisting of your body could
also be problematic.

Special Cases
If you have a special case such as being paralyzed or an amputee – don’t
be deterred! There have been many participants with physical difficulties
who have experienced the joys of flying. As long as it is deemed safe for
all parties involved, you can fly!
Not sure? Call or visit us.

If you are uncertain if your situation will allow you to fly or not, the
best option is to call us at 1-844-4TUNNEL . Being upfront and honest will allow the instructors to make an
educated decision based on your and the instructor’s safety. If they are
unable to make a decision over the phone, you may be asked to visit the
tunnel to speak with an instructor in person.

Indoor skydiving is operated in a controlled setting that provides a
safe experience for everyone. With any activity, there will always be
potential risks involved. However, because all the variables are
controlled, the risk of injury is minimal.
There will always be an instructor inside the flight chamber for safety
purposes. Once you become an experienced flyer and are able to perform
movements safely on your own, you will be given more freedom. Until you
reach a professional status, there will always be an instructor in the
door for spotting purposes.
In time you can learn how to do flips and tricks on your own. For the
first time, you will remain in a belly to earth body position. If you are
doing well on your own, some instructors may assist you in certain
maneuvers, however, you will not have the necessary control to safely
perform advanced tricks and flips your first time flying.
Our facility will provide students with equipment. Jumpsuits, helmets,
goggles, and earplugs are the primary tools needed to fly. Suits will
usually be baggy, creating drag and lift for the beginner flyer, and most
helmets provided will be an open face model that requires goggles to
protect the eyes. Option to rent a full face helmet for $10 can be
purchased at front counter when signing in or in our gear-up area.
Jumpsuits will be worn over your street clothing. Comfortable,
non-restrictive clothing should be worn with secure, lace-up shoes that
cover your toes. Flyers with long hair should secure it back in a low
ponytail at the base of the hair line.
Perris Indoor Skydiving is recreating the freefall portion of a skydive
with our wind flow. Skydivers from around the world use wind tunnels as
training facilities for the real thing because the feeling of freefall is
so similar.
Differences From Outdoor Skydiving
Indoor skydiving gets its name from the thrill-seeking sport of skydiving,
but the similarities between the two are actually very few. A vertical
wind tunnel creates the needed vertical wind flow for indoor skydiving.
This simulates the conditions found in freefall without the need to jump
from a great height. Because the wind tunnel environment is very
controlled compared to the traditional freefall of a skydive, a wider
range of flyers can take part in the experience.
Skydiving, being an outdoor activity, is seasonal and even during favorable
seasons, conditions such as wind, rain, or snow can cancel your plans
to jump. Indoor skydiving is amazing because in most cases it removes
weather from the picture. This means that no matter the outside weather,
the wind tunnel is a comfortable place to fly.
The free fall portion of a normal skydive from 13,000 feet lasts between 45-60 seconds. Typical
first-time indoor skydiving flights last between 2 and 10 minutes, giving
you much more flying time than a traditional skydive. The ready access to
much larger amounts of time gives you a chance to safely learn how to
control your body.
More than a Thrill Ride!
While most people associate skydiving with a thrill or bucket list
activity, indoor skydiving is much more than that! Because people of all
ages can fly, and fly as much as they like, indoor skydiving is becoming a
worldwide sport. As of 2014, indoor skydiving was even recognized by the
World Air Sports Federation (FAI) and now FAI competitions are taking
place around the world.
For safety purposes, all new flyers will fly one at a time with a
qualified instructor. We offer programs that teach you the proper body
position so that you can eventually fly with other people, friends, and
family.
With indoor skydiving, flyers can experience the fun of a skydive
without jumping off of, or into anything. You will simply lean onto a
column of air from the entry door in a standing position, and begin to
fly.
A common misconception is that you feel a roller coaster/butterflies in
your stomach effect/feeling. You won’t get that from an indoor skydiving
experience. That happens by starting at 0-MPH and then quickly
accelerating. With indoor skydiving, you are literally leaning into a
column of air and maintaining position.
First-time flight experiences are typically flown within arm’s reach of
the instructor. This will allow them to communicate with you, ensure
safety, and teach you how to fly your body in the proper position. Once
you learn how to maneuver on your own, you can go as far as the flight
chamber allows. For “Highflys”, the instructor will also fly with
students, allowing you to fly higher than normal at no additional charge.
A highfly is commonly referred to as the BEST part or the ‘grand finale’
of a first-time indoor skydiving experience.
There will be an instructor there to guide you in and out of the
tunnel. This is not a tandem, you will not be attached to anyone or
anything. The whole goal is to teach each person how to fly their own
body. Once the instructor feels that you are in a safe and stable body
position, they will let go and you will be flying on your own.
Spectator areas are set up in our indoor facility. The glass chamber
allows spectators to view the entire flying session.
Once you enter into the wind, you will not be able to speak or
communicate with the instructor using words. Therefore, the instructors
will use a series of hand signals that indicate different corrections to
your body position. Instructors will also be communicating with the person
who is controlling the wind speed, requesting certain speeds for different
purposes.
Flying should not impair your breathing abilities. However, there will
be a significant amount of wind blowing in your face. Some flyers claim it
is hard to breathe, but are often times holding their breath. Relaxing and
remembering to breathe will eliminate any discomfort. Full face helmet
rentals eliminate this sensation.
Lift involves surface area. The more surface area you present to the
wind, the slower you will fall. The less surface area you have, the faster
you will fall. Beginners are in a belly to earth body position, presenting
more surface area allows them to fall slower off of the net. Instructors
will typically stand allowing them to fall faster, so they can guide the
student.
The availability will vary greatly depending on the time of day and whether it is a weekday or weekend. It is always a safe bet to make a reservation in advance to ensure that you will be able to fly. We are happy to
accommodate walk-in customers depending on time availabilities for the
day as well.
Yes! Indoor skydiving has become its own entity outside of traditional
skydiving. There are numerous disciplines to choose from that are judged
based on different criteria. Check out “Wind Games” in Google search for
more information and videos.
Yes, but they pull you up rather than push you up. The first tunnels
had large fans or props that would push you up from underneath. This led
to flying in turbulent and unstable air. Our tunnel incorporates a
balanced five motor system that is located at the top of the flight
chamber that pulls you up.
Everyone will progress at different rates. Learning how to fly is a
long journey that requires practice, consistency, time, and coaching.
Although indoor skydiving can help progress your skills for the sky,
our outdoor skydiving facility has separate Tandem and AFF programs in
place. These programs require jumping with a certified skydiving
instructor before you are able to jump completely solo or with a group of
friends. Visit the Skydive Perris Skydiving School page to learn more about learning to skydive outside.
When participating in a tandem skydive, the instructor who is attached
to you is doing most, if not all of the work. While indoor skydiving, you
are flying your body 100% on your own. You will need to learn the proper
body positions and skills before you are able to fly on your own.
We offer a variety of other activities. Guests can visit our on-site restaurant, the Bombshelter Bar & Grill, go tandem skydiving, lounge by our resort-style pool, or visit our gear store. Skydive Perris also regularly hosts skydiving events and competitions which are open to the public for viewing. Visit the Skydive Perris Calendar of Events for more details.
That’s a big YES! See our Parties and Groups  page for more details and pricing or give us a call toll free 1-844-4-TUNNEL or
1-951-940-4290  and one of our courteous and knowledgeable staff will be
more than happy to help you with any questions you might have.
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Mon: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tues: CLOSED (Large Groups by Appt Only)
Wed: CLOSED (Large Groups by Appt Only)
Thur: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Sat-Sun: 8:00AM – 6:00PM

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