Airkix Indoor Skydiving
Airkix Indoor Skydiving
Indoor Skydiving is not something that ever appealed to me. Now, that might have something to do with never wanting to jump out of a airplane, or the fact that I’m not great with heights. But ask the boys if they would like to have a go at indoor skydiving, and you’ve got yourself a different story.
Harrison is a bit of a YouTube Fan, and like most people that use it, he has his favourite channels. Of course, it goes without saying that he is under our supervision whilst watching his favourite channels (you just never know).
Anyway, one day, the children that he watches went indoor skydiving. And after watching the same few episodes a hundred times over, (as he does) that was it, he was hooked. It wasn’t long before we got the inevitable question, “Can I have a go at that?”
Out of the two boys, whilst Joshua stands on the side of caution, Harrison has always been the one to want to try new things. However, as we’ve discovered over the years, when the time comes, it’s Joshua that steps forward while Harrison sits back and watches.
Airkix Indoor Skydiving - About
Since we had no idea where our nearest Indoor Skydiving centre was, we turned to our trusted friend Google, for a little help. After a bit of research, watching YouTube videos and reading reviews, we decided to go with Airkix Indoor Skydiving. By luck, it turned out that our nearest Airkix Indoor Skydiving Centre is in Basingstoke, which is only an hour away from where we live.
We found booking on the website a little confusing, and because we hadn’t done this before, we just thought it was us. So, staying on the side of caution, I decided to call them the following morning and book by phone. Once the guy on the phone had explained the procedure, things became a lot clearer.
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Airkix Indoor Skydiving - Prices
The price of the booking included half an hour of tuition (including a twenty minute video) and two, one minute sessions. Yes, you did read that right, two, one minute sessions!
Now, when we first heard that this was all the boys were getting, we thought this was a bit expensive. However, as they explained on the phone, this was the boys first turn. It was important for them to learn and listen to the instructor as to what they needed to do.
Turning up, getting changed, and being tutored in the wind tunnel may have been my vision of what was going to happen, but that was never on the agenda. And what’s more, once I’d seen the whole experience for the first time, it made sense.
So, how much will an Airkix experience cost?
There are quite a few packages, deals and offers, so as you can imagine, prices will relate to the package you choose. Their prices are also based on peak and off peak times, so please check your details are correct before paying your balance. Payment is required up front and is non-returnable.
To find out what offer will best suit you by clicking on any of the packages below.
Airkix Indoor Skydiving Package – Kix Start Package
This is the ideal package for those wishing to give indoor skydiving a go for the very first time. A great introductory offer. Price includes online discount and start from just £29.99 for this package.Book Now
Airkix Indoor Skydiving Package – Air Born Package
4 flights, equivalent to 3 x 12,000 feet skydives
If you’re feeling adventurous, then why not just ‘go for it?’ With this deal, you’ll get longer in the tunnel. You could even double up and have two longer sessions. Price includes online discount and starts from just £69.99.Book Now
Airkix Indoor Skydiving Package – Family Package
With a minimum age of 3, and a maximum age of 103, there’s no excuse not to get the whole family involved. It makes for a great family day out. Price includes online discount and starts from just £159.99.Book Now
Airkix Indoor Skydiving Package – Shairkix Package
If you’re feeling nervous, or want to ‘buddy up’ with somebody, then this package is for you. You can choose to go solo or double up, it’s up to you. Price includes online discount and starts from just £104.99.Book Now
Airkix Indoor Skydiving Package – Group Deals
This is great if you’re looking to something different for your child’s party, stag do or even just a good old fashioned ‘Boys Night Out.’ All in all, a great experience. Price includes online discount and will vary according to size.Book Now
Airkix Indoor Skydiving - Extras
As you know, businesses that are successful at marketing, will always offer extras, otherwise known in the retail trade as ‘add-ons.’ And Airkix are no different. In fact, we spent more on the day than what we did previous to our trip. But trust me, it was worth it.
Some of the extras that Airkix offered included…
- An extra go once your turn is up – For us, it was money well spent, because it wasn’t until their go that they were able to fly solo – all be it a full five seconds.
- Full tunnel experience – At the end of your session, the instructor will ask if you want to go the full height of the tunnel, under his/her supervision. As it was Harrison’s birthday, he was offered this for free but declined saying he would be scared! Those that did take the offer, came out saying how fantastic it was.
- Downloadable photo – If you go Indoor Skydiving with a friend that is sitting down and watching, I have no doubt they will be taking photos of the funny expressions that appear on your face. However, if all of your party is skydiving, then Airkix will take care of your photo moments.
- DVD of your Indoor Skydiving experience – The ultimate take home trophy of your day. Although I did use my phone on the day, as you can see from the video below, my camera is nowhere near the same quality as the DVD.
There are many other offers available from Airkix, but as with all these things, you’re better off waiting to see what offer suits you. Some, such as the photo or DVD, are included within the original price of your package.
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Airkix Indoor Skydiving - Video
This is a video of the additional flight that was added on at the end. As you can see, Joshua was just getting the hang of it. Hopefully, when we go back back next time, he’ll be able to fly solo for a bit longer.
Oh! You’ve got to watch it to the end, no high fives, just a well deserved cuddle!
Airkix Indoor Skydiving - What the boys thought
Although I have written this post, as I mentioned before, I didn’t actually take part. For a truthful opinion of what they thought, it’s over to the boys…
You’ll need to pop back later, once I’ve managed to get them to sit still.
Why instructors dread asking young children questions
Instructor – “Any questions?”
Harrison – Puts his hand up.
Instructor – Points to Harrison and says (for the umpteen time), “Yes, Harrison?”
Harrison – “If we flap our arms hard enough, will we be able to fly high like a bird?”
Instructor – “No, Harrison. I’ll have hold of you at all times, whilst you’re in the tunnel.”
Harrison – “That’s good because I don’t want to fly high like a bird.”
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Airkix Indoor Skydiving - What you'll need
All of the equipment that was needed for the boys Indoor Skydiving experience was provided by Airkix. However, before we were able to book, there were two conditions…
The first being, that those taking part had not suffered any shoulder injuries, including a dislocation.
Secondly, the boys had to make sure they wore lace up shoes on the day, no Velcro allowed! After explaining to the guy we were booking with that the boys did not own a pair of shoes that had laces, he told us that Airkix offer spare lace-up shoes for their customers.
Airkix Indoor Skydiving - Where's my nearest Airkix centre?
There are three Airkix centres across the UK and these can be found at…
Airkix Indoor Skydiving – Basingstoke
Basingstoke Leisure Park,
Hampshire. RG22 6PG
Tel: 01256 305295
Airkix Indoor Skydiving – Manchester
Trafford Quays Leisure Village
9 Trafford Way
Tel: 0161 359 3867
Airkix Indoor Skydiving – Milton Keynes
Airkix Indoor Skydiving
602 Marlborough Gate
Central Milton Keynes
Tel: 01908 247770
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