In a word, indoor skydiving is flying! If you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing the freedom that skydivers have had for decades, then indoor skydiving is absolutely for you!
Technology has finally advanced enough to where you no longer have to march towards the big door of an airplane and step out into the atmosphere to earn your flying stripes. No planes and no parachutes, here!
Indoor skydiving involves a vertical chamber (imagine a massive silo with windows) that has the most powerful fans you’ve ever seen, blowing lots of air into the tunnel from below. All you have to do is lean into the airflow and take flight! If you’re interested in the SkyVenture technology behind this engineering marvel, read more about how our wind tunnel works.
If you’re ready to give indoor skydiving a try, there’s no better place to experience the thrill of flight than Paraclete XP. With one of the largest wind tunnels in the world, we’ve been providing world-class indoor skydiving in Fayetteville, NC since 2008.
This is the best part… nearly anyone! When jumping from an airplane, individuals must be at least 18 years of age. This isn’t the case with indoor skydiving. We routinely host entire families starting at age 3 through 93 and beyond! Participants need to be in generally good health with a reasonable fitness level to experience indoor skydiving. Please note, there is a weight restriction of 250 pounds (if you weigh more than 250 lbs, please contact us directly as exceptions can be made under specific circumstances).
Indoor skydiving isn’t like anything you’ve experienced before, so there will be some training involved. We don’t want anyone to feel rushed, so it’s important you arrive 45 minutes prior to your scheduled flight time! Once arriving, you’ll get checked in and complete some light paperwork. From there, it’s off to the classroom to learn the basics of body flight and how to be stable in the wind tunnel! At the completion of training, it will be time for gear up! You’ll put on an awesome jumpsuit, a helmet and goggles. If you’ve got long hair, plan to bring a hair tie as hair has a tendency to blow everywhere in our life-sized blow dryer!
Once geared up, you’ll follow us to the chamber. Many people are often concerned about how to enter the tunnel… it’s as easy as falling forward. Not much to it! You’ll have a flight instructor accompany you in the tunnel who will assist with the correct body position (using hand signals) so that you can optimize your surface area and stay afloat.
Sound fun? It absolutely is!
Paraclete XP is located in Raeford, NC exactly 30 minutes due west of Fayetteville, NC. Hop on 401 from Fayetteville and you’ll be with us in no time! For specific directions, visit our directions page to get a clear picture of where we are in relation to you!
We are open from Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm. Making reservations can easily be done via our online reservations page or by calling us at (910) 848-2600.
Paraclete XP is the largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel in the United States. Because of this, we routinely host guests seeking the thrill of indoor skydiving near Fayetteville NC, Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, all over South Carolina and Georgia. We hope you’ll consider us for your next flying adventure! Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
All participants of Paraclete XP SkyVenture are required to sign a waiver form. All minors under the age of 18 must have parental consent signed by each individual's parent. Please download, sign and present on the day of your appointment.
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On our way to the US Open we passed the indoor skydiving facility. The next day was my husbands 71st birthday and he decided that's what he wanted to do for his birthday. It was for us to do together...., I was apprehensive but far be it for me to spoil his birthday. I read all your reviews and checked their safety first. What a pleasant surprise. I loved it. It is for all ages and better then jumping out of an airplane.... Just plain fun!!!