What flying means to me - Al Hodgson

The first wind tunnel I ever flew in was Skyventure Orlando, I was on a skydiving trip with some friends, jumping at two drop zones in Florida, DeLand and Zephyr Hills. We were excited to try out this vertical wind tunnel thing that we'd heard of, and to see what all the fuss was about. People were saying that the future of skydiving will be different if these contraptions ever catch on, so we had to check it out for ourselves.

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Changing Lives: Glen and Al

For those of us who work in the business, the capacity of indoor skydiving to change lives is an endless source of inspiration. It’s a joy when we get to share that inspiration through national media, as was the case when BBC Breakfast’s sports reporter, Mike Bushell came to meet our great friends Glan Mills and Al Hodgson at iFLY Basingstoke recently.

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Innovation in the wind tunnel: How we created this year's Christmas radio advert

Let’s face it, conveying the sheer exhilaration of Indoor Skydiving via photo or video isn’t the toughest of challenges. Sure, there’s a whole bunch of things to get right; great lighting, a wide smile, rippling skin, a thumbs up and of course a subject soaring gracefully above the cable net floor. Nail those, and it’s safe to say the viewer will know that a visit to iFLY is fun, fun, fun!

But what happens when your medium is sound only?

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Changing Lives: Ben's story

This is a story about the 9 year old Freestyle Flyer Ben Lammon, and how flying changed his life.

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The thrill of opening a new tunnel

I’ve always found the whole new tunnel journey to be an exciting one, but the last few days before opening are particularly exhilarating. In just 5 days we go from an active construction site, to open for business.

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