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.
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.
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.