1. Where can I learn to fly?
There are a variety of suitable locations world wide to help you experience the thrill of flying in a vertical wind tunnel.
Many of them offer training for beginners and advanced students. Some facilities simply offer a brief encounter with the wind where you are held over/inside of the column of air with instructors at your sides. Please refer to the Wind Tunnel page for more information on the locations we feature here at the Bodyflight Network.
2. How can I get a portable facility to my location?
In most cases its simply a matter of having a suitable location and the venue and budget to accommodate a portable
Many charge per location, figuring in cost of travel, duration of stay, and many overhead costs we won't get in to, but some are for rent at reasonable 'corporate' rates. In order to find one for your location, please visit www.bodyflightconcepts.com and select Services.
3. Will the Wind Tunnel help my freefall skills?
It is undoubtably a quality tool in improving the quality of your freefall.
If you just do the math, you realize that you can fly thousands of hours in a wind tunnel but only a fraction of that if you do it skydiving. In essence, you could become a master bodyflier in the tunnel, but bodyflight is only 1/3 of the challenge of skydiving. Canopy skills, and awareness are also skills you must master. Once you know how to fly with confidence, you will be left with the awareness needed to become an excellent skydiver.
4. Where can I buy one of these?
There are many companies who offer the ability to build a V.W.T. for you. "Custom Design", "State of the
Art" "Hyper" & "Xtreme" are words thrown around in today's marketing wars. New companies, some with experience & some without, get their start every day.
We have created this Bodyflight Network in order to present you with the most comprehensive information available in today's market. We believe that information, honesty and good business are the keys to success. You can find a great many tunnels for comparison, and for our personal recommendations visit www.BodyflightConcepts.com Bodyflight Network's Sister Site for New & Used Vertical Wind Tunnel Sales.
5. Do you sell Bodyflight Facilities?
Not here at Bodyflight Network. Visit Bodyflight Concepts at www.bodyflightconcepts.com for sales information on portable and stationary vertical wind tunnels. We have a very small and growing client base of industry participants both new and experienced. Collectively we have consulted on dozens of facilities World Wide beginning in the 1980's and continue to participate in the growth of this sport.
6. How can I get my business listed on www.bodyflight.net?
Getting listed on our site is a simple for Wind Tunnels. Join Bodyflight Network as a tunnel owner by registering here. If your not a VWT but have a business related to VWT's please visit our Directory and signup to have your link included free of charge. If you have a business other than a Vertical Wind Tunnel and would like to add your site to ours, please visit our advertising opportunities page.
7. I'm looking for a tunnel NOT listed on your site.
Most likely the tunnel you are looking for doesn't exist. Many times facilities are advertise that never come
to existence. Otherwise, perhaps no one in our network are aware of the facility, and they have made no contacts in the industry yet.
If your looking for a tunnel that is not capable of sustaining
human flight we recommend: http://observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/aero/tunnel/tunnel_main.
If your looking for a tunnel that is no longer operational and not listed on our site visit www.verticalwind.com/directory.htm
8. What is a "Tunnelrat"?
A Tunnelrat is an individual who flys in vertical wind tunnels, AND is NOT limited to performing well in only 1 or 2 types of
facilities. A bonafide Tunnelrat can visit ANY vertical wind tunnel and perform the same maneuvers, no matter what type of tunnel, and no matter the quality of the airstream. A Tunnelrat, continually
challenges his or her skills in a variety of environments, trying different suits, different wind tunnels and ultimately has a well rounded mind-set about bodyflight.