Frequently Asked Questions Beginners

What is the minimum age to fly in the wind tunnel?

It is possible to start indoor skydiving from as early as 4 years old. Our instructors are trained to accompany you throughout the flight time in a completely safe environment, allowing you to enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary experience with friends and family.

Are there any restrictions concerning health issues?

Anyone who is in good physical health can fly in the wind tunnel. We invite you to look at the flying criteria before booking a flight time. If you have any questions concerning the flying criteria, don't hesitate to contact us and we will help you in the best way possible so that you can fly.

Is it safe?

A lot of people wonder if they can be drawn into the motors, fall into darkness or be drawn up to the top of the flight chamber. We assure you that this is not possible. This experience is totally safe and during the entire flight time and you will have an instructor by your side.

Is it scary?

No, indoor free-fall simulation is not scary. You don't have to jump or fall because Bodyflight is more like floating than falling. You will be prepared for what will happen in the flight chamber since you complete 30 minutes of pre-flight training with an instructor. Your instructor is there to guide you through out your entire flight and you will also have a lot of time to ask questions.

Is it fun?

Indoor free-fall simulation is fun ….and exciting! It is possible to learn how to fly in many different ways in a safe environment. Each time you fly, you are able to learn new techniques and perfect your skills. Whether you come to SkyVenture Montreal to discover the basics of flying or to train for competitions, you will always have fun.

How does it feel to fly?

The feeling associated with flying is unique. Flying in a vertical wind tunnel can be compared to the free-fall portion of a skydiving jump. You don’t have the feeling of falling; it is more like  you are floating. You will be lifted by the air flow in the flight chamber and once in a stable position, you will be able to move around in the flight chamber. After just a few minutes, you will finally understand why birds sing!

Can I fly with friends or family members?

You will naturally be part of the same group. However, if you are flying for the first time, it is not possible to be together in the actual flight chamber. Once you have developed sufficient skills to fly with other people, it will be possible to come as a group and fly all together.

 For more information on programs to learn how to fly with others, visit our page on the Bodyflight Academy.

Can I do flips and tricks in the flight chamber?

It is possible to do tricks in the flight chamber. You can fly head down, sitting or even on your back, but you will need to have acquired a certain skill level to be able to do so. We do offer a training program as well as training camps to allow you to perfect your skills and obtain different experience levels.

Can I get a video of my session?

Yes, it is possible to get a video of your session. We also offer the possibility of purchasing photos, which can be printed or sent by email. It is not permitted to bring a camera (GoPro, cell phone or any type of camera) inside the flight chamber however you may invite a friend to come film you from outside the chamber.

What are your operating hours?

Customer service is open Monday to Friday, from 10 AM to 10 PM and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 AM to 10 PM. To find out about our flight hours, visit our CONTACT US page.

How much time should I estimate for my visit?

For your first experience, plan for 2 to 2.5 hours in total.

Do I need to jump from a platform?

No, you don't need to jump from anywhere. Your instructor will direct you toward the flight chamber door and you will simply have to lean in and the wind flow will automatically support you.

Does indoor free falling resemble what skydivers do?

SkyVenture Montreal can replicate almost perfectly the free-fall portion of a skydiver's jump. In fact, it so closely resembles what skydivers do and feel at 13 500 feet in the air, that all the teams train for their competitions in vertical wind tunnels around the world. SkyVenture is also the training centre for the paratroopers from the Department of National Defense.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, we highly recommend that you book your time in advance. Our schedule is often fully booked many weeks in advance. This prevents us from being able to book walk-ins on the spot.

Do you sell gift certificates?

Yes, we sell Flight Passes (gift certificates). You simply need to access the online store or call us at (514) 524-4000. It is important to know that Flight Passes are not refundable but that they are transferable from one person to another.

What should I wear?

We supply a fly suit and all the necessary equipment, including safety goggles (which allow you to wear your glasses or contact lenses), a helmet and earplugs. On the day of your flight session, it’s important to wear comfortable clothes. We recommend:
  • A t-shirt with no collar (Not a polo type shirt)
  • Athletic pants or shorts
  • Socks
  • Running shoes with laces
  • If you have long hair, bring an good elastic and a hair brush so you don’t leave us looking like an 80’s rock star!
*Make sure that you have a valid government issued ID with photo

What should I expect when I arrive on-site?

You can find all this information on the Discover and Plan Your Visit pages.

Why do you take the complete payment upon reservation?

We sometimes receive up to 300 people per day and our schedule is often booked several weeks in advance. By taking the complete payment, we ensure that a precise schedule is available for other reservations. It also allows you to arrive on site with peace of mind and allows you to enjoy the experience thoroughly.

If I buy my packages online, can I reserve right away?

We process online orders within 24 hours. We recommend that you wait until the following day to call us. On the other hand, it is possible to find the information quickly on our Web portal and book your time slot immediately while waiting for your order to be approved.

We are two adults with a young child who cannot fly. Can anyone watch our child during the activity?

We are not able to mind children during your flight sessions. We suggest that you reserve in two separate groups. We can permit you to have your training session together and when it is time to fly, one person can go with a group and the other person can go with another group. This allows each parent to stay with the child outside the fly chamber and watch while the other parent flies and vice versa.

How long does a flight last?

Each flight is 60 seconds in length (which is the freefall portion of a skydive).

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