Frequently Asked Questions

What You Need To Know

Ready for flight? Excellent! We are too! Before we put on our jumpsuits, you’ll want to make sure all the i’s have been dotted and t’s, crossed. Please take a moment to read through our frequently asked questions so you’ll be prepared for the best experience!

General Questions

Where are you located?

Paraclete XP is located at 190 Paraclete Dr, Raeford, NC 28376. Our telephone number is (910) 848-2600. We are the premier indoor skydiving facility for Raleigh, NC, Fayetteville and surrounding areas.

What does indoor skydiving cost?

The price of indoor skydiving varies based on the package you choose. Paraclete XP offers 2-minute packages to yearly memberships. The starting price is $64. Please visit our indoor skydiving prices page to review pricing for individuals and groups.

Is There An Indoor Skydiving Weight Limit?

To fly in our wind tunnel, individuals must not weigh over 250lbs. Some exceptions can be made, so please give us a call if you have questions.

Are there any restrictions to flying in the wind tunnel?

We routinely welcome guests as young as three years old! There isn’t a limit on age. Restrictions are based on general fitness and health.

It is important that guests:

  • Are not pregnant
  • Have not had issues with prior shoulder dislocation
  • Are not wearing a cast
  • Do not weigh over 250lbs. Exceptions can be made, so please give us a call about this issue
  • Are at least 3 years of age
  • Are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Do not have a history of neck, back, or heart conditions. Check with your Doctor.
  • Have signed our waiver
What should I wear for my flight?

We recommended that you wear comfortable clothing, such as T-shirts, shorts/pants, and tennis shoes for indoor skydiving. If you have long hair, we recommend bringing a hair tie to keep your hair inside your helmet.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Paraclete XP strongly suggests making a reservation in advance to provide you with the best experience while you’re onsite. This guarantees availability on the day you wish to fly and significantly reduces your wait time. Certain sessions sell out quickly due to increasing demand. To check on availability, view our online reservations.

Please note, it’s important to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your flight time. 

What is your refund policy?

 

Cancellations and “No-Shows”
We run a tight schedule so please be here as suggested: 45 minutes prior to flight time. If you do not show for your flight time you will be charged for the time except if we find someone to fill the time. You can reschedule your flight if you give us more than a 24-hour notice. Under 24-hours and you cannot reschedule unless an admin charge is applied.If you are late…
We hope you arrive on time but in the case that you do not, we may be able to re-schedule but can not guarantee it for the same day.

If we cancel your flight…
In this very rare occasion, we will reschedule your flight when it is convenient to you. The only reason we may cancel a flight is because of unscheduled maintenance, power outage, and anything else out of our control.

Refunds
Paraclete XP SkyVenture does not offer refunds for any reason. If someone wants to fly in place of another, that can easily be done.

What is included with my flight?

Paraclete XP offers a range of packages to choose from. Each package includes:

  • Pre-flight classroom training
  • Flight time in our wind tunnel
  • Flight gear
  • Flight certificate
  • An experienced instructor
Can I fly with my friends or family members?

While it may sound like fun to fly with family and friends at the same time, when it comes to first-time flyers, safety is our top priority. As such, we only allow one flyer at a time (with their instructor) in the flight chamber. Our complimentary 360 observation area allows for excellent viewing where your loved ones and group members can cheer you on as you experience bodyflight! As you progress in your skills, you will have the opportunity to start flying with others.

If I'm not flying, is it acceptable to bring friends to watch?

Yes, spectators are welcome.

About Indoor Skydiving

What Is A Vertical Wind Tunnel?

SkyVenture is a vertical wind tunnel with fans located at the top to draw the air upwards through the flight chamber. You will experience a controlled environment providing you with just the right amount of air flow for the utmost flight enjoyment. Read more about How Indoor Skydiving Works.

What is bodyflight?

In skydiving, different body positions permit an individual to control the way they fall. For example, when in a belly to earth position, extending the legs straight out will permit the individual to fly forward. Bending the legs will permit the individual to fly backward. These ‘flight controls’ include sliding to the left or right, pivoting in position and increasing or decreasing the fall rate. The combination of any of these controls is body flight. Skydivers love flying in a wind tunnel as it allows them to fine tune their controls in a controlled environment.

Many people think skydiving is simply falling to earth followed by the deployment of a parachute and the landing. This is not the case! What individuals do during that free fall is what makes skydiving so much fun! As you’ll learn in indoor skydiving, skydivers are able to control their body flight using different body parts as literal rudders to allow freedom of movement. It’s an incredible sensation!

As individuals improve their body flight skills, joining other skydivers to execute preset routines or “dive flows” is incredibly satisfying. These dive flows allow for the measurement of their execution within a specified amount of time thus creating skydiving competition.

Check out some incredible bodyflight moves from our home team – AntiGravity. 

Can I do tricks and flips in the tunnel?

While it may look easy, doing flips and tricks in the wind tunnel takes a lot of practice! To ensure the safety of our guests, advanced maneuvers are reserved for experienced flyers only. During your first flight, depending on your comfort level, you may have the opportunity to try turns, move up, down, front and back. WARNING: Once you get a taste of flying, you will probably want to do it again and again. Take advantage of our repeat flyer package and elevate yourself to the next level of tunnel flying!  

What's indoor skydiving like?

People typically describe the feeling of indoor skydiving like something between flying and floating. It’s similar to the feeling you get in free fall when you go skydiving. Your instructor will assist you at all times to ensure that you maintain a stable body position.

Is Indoor Skydiving Scary?

Indoor skydiving is not scary at all. To begin, you will simply lean forward from the door, until you are supported by the airflow and you will be in flight! You will not experience any sensations of falling or jumping and your experienced instructor will guide you every step of the way.

Is Indoor Skydiving Safe?

Indoor skydiving is a very safe sport. Before you fly, you will go through a safety briefing so you know what to expect and how to maintain proper body position in the tunnel. Risks are typically limited to minor bumps or scrapes with tunnel walls which you can prevent by wearing elbow and knee pads (if you wish). Your flight instructor will also be within arm’s reach through your entire flight to provide guidance and help you navigate bodyflight. Read more on Is Indoor Skydiving Safe.

How Dangerous is Indoor Skydiving?

Indoor skydiving isn’t without risk. Injury can occur when flying and that usually comes from bumping into the walls. The risk is relatively low as we have small children from age 3 able to fly without injury. Flight instructors do accompany flyers in the tunnel to help with body position and controllability.

How long does indoor skydiving last?

Most flight sessions are broken up into two-minute increments. This doesn’t sound like very much time, but once you experience indoor skydiving, you’ll realize that it’s an amazing workout and will tire you quickly. The most well-trained flyers train in two minute increments. Flying for much longer does cause fatigue and can increase the chance of injury.

Let me start by saying "What a freakin BLAST" Dalton & Selwyn you two are the coolest. One of the funnest experiences ever. Adreneline at it"s best..... Wish you guys the very best. I had no idea it would b this intense, seeing the Army Knights practicing right before we went in was cool as hell. I will definitely be back...

Robert Mazuka