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View Poll Results: Would you be interested in trying Bodyflying
yes, keen to give it a try 1 7.69%
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Old 26.02.2007, 17:25
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Bodyflying (a.k.a. indoor skydiving)

Anyone tried bodyflying? What were your thoughts? I thought it was hysterical especially if you are with a fun group of people.

Anyone not tried it but would like to? If there is a decent amount of interest then I could arrange an EF bodyflying event?

It's in Rumlang, near Zurich airport.
www.bodyflying.ch
p.s. There is also an indoor climbing wall for those interested.
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Re: Bodyflying?

Is this bodyflying?
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Old 26.02.2007, 17:38
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Re: Bodyflying?

uuuum?? Nice?!?!

No this is wearing a silly suit and being blown...let me rephrase...flown about by a giant hairdrier silly!
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Re: Bodyflying?

Reading the website : weight limit 95kg so no heavy people. I have visions of diced-expat, as they fall through the turbine.

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Old 26.02.2007, 18:06
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Re: Bodyflying?

I looked at this a while back, but was surprised to find that the cost was almost the same as actual skydives.

Still there is an advantage in that it is easy for people who aren't qualified skydivers to enjoy the experience without having to do all the learning and then face the initial fear of jumping out of a perfectly good plane...
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Old 26.02.2007, 18:17
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Re: Bodyflying?

It does look like fun, but its not the kind of thing you can hire for your local fete:

Be aware that a BodyFlying facility is a major investment financing the project is more demanding than anything else you will need a lot of own or venture capital to be able to finance the facility.
We get contacted for freefall simulators from all over the world and therefore have to concentrate on the serious requests. It only makes sense to go further with the idea to install a vertical wind tunnel if you are able to finance a (multi) million dollar project.


Its probably reassuringly expensive

dave

Tourist-attraction all year-version, high power (incl. skydiving-training), 1 4 people in the air
approx. 2'500'000.00

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I looked at this a while back, but was surprised to find that the cost was almost the same as actual skydives.

Still there is an advantage in that it is easy for people who aren't qualified skydivers to enjoy the experience without having to do all the learning and then face the initial fear of jumping out of a perfectly good plane...
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Old 26.02.2007, 18:23
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Re: Bodyflying?

Makes a great kids party although they did seem to need the help of the instructor to hold them down - timings seem to be rather flexible, so we were glad to have taken snacks and official photos seemed a naff idea, but were far better than our own snaps.
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Body Flying in Zurich

Yes, my wife and went here on Saturday. What a blast! Anyone into skydiving or wishing to feel the wind blow you upwards over the roof, the place is well recommended, but shoulders and backs should be in good condition, it is pretty fun.
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Re: Body Flying in Zurich

Cool, thanks for the link. May have a go at that.

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Re: Bodyflying? [Zurich]

I know this thread is ancient, but I was actually interested in doing this in the next month or two (sky diving right now is miserable in the winter, at least IMO), so I was wondering if 4 other people are interested in it?

If I get a group of 5 (me included), I would save a lot of money:

Group prices
On weekdays in the afternoon


  • Single lesson: 1 flightlesson, durability approx. 1 hours, CHF 300.00
  • Double lesson: 2 flights per person the same day, approx. 2 hours, CHF 460.00
  • Sport lesson: 3 flights per person the same day, approx. 2 hours, CHF 610.00
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Single persons

  • Single lesson: 1 flightlesson, durability approx. 1 hours, CHF 100.00
  • Double lesson: 2 flights for 1 person the same day, approx. 2 hours, CHF 135.00
  • Sport lesson: 3 flights for 1 person the same day, approx. 2 hours, CHF 170.00
  • Day course: 5 flights for 1 person the same day, approx. 4 hours, CHF 280.00 (inkl. DVD)
PM me or something if you think this is cool and might want to join in. It's the same place listed above in the old posts.
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Re: Bodyflying (a.k.a. indoor skydiving)

I tried this in the UK with these guys:

http://www.bodyflight.co.uk/

I think the Bedford one is the largest indoor facility of it's kind (I think it used to be an ex-military training facility).

It's good fun and I would definitely recommend, but it's not cheap - around 120 for 10minutes of flight time.
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Re: Bodyflying (a.k.a. indoor skydiving)

Sylgirl, sent u a PM. I'm interested if the offer is still there. Anyone else interested as well?
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Re: Bodyflying (a.k.a. indoor skydiving)

Might be interested in the future. Keep me in the loop if you do this.

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