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Newbie  (C License)

Aug 11, 2005, 6:47 AM
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Membership 80 - is this yearly membership? Do you have to become a member? What are the benefits of membership if it's not compulsory?

30 mins = 320, so a little over 10.50/min. Is this the largest bulk package that will be on offer? Will we be able to purchase blocks of an hour at a time at a further reduction?

Can 2 flyers "share" the tunnel for instance? So, let's say we have a 2 way team who want to fly together - can they still get 30 mins for 320 with both of them flying? If this is possible, will there be any restrictions with how many people can fly in the tunnel?

Thanks!

PS any further word on the end of August opening?


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Paulipod  (B 1234)

Aug 11, 2005, 8:28 AM
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Hi,

In reply to:
Membership 80 - is this yearly membership? Do you have to become a member? What are the benefits of membership if it's not compulsory?

Membership is a one off thing - and you need to have flown with us at least an hour before you can join. There are alot of benefits to membership... cheaper flights / invitational events / cost DVD recording to name but a few....

In reply to:
30 mins = 320, so a little over 10.50/min. Is this the largest bulk package that will be on offer? Will we be able to purchase blocks of an hour at a time at a further reduction?

No - we offer anything from 1 to 10 hours as a bulk purchase. Prices decrease based on volume with 600 per hour as our initial starting point... the more you buy the cheaper you fly! Wink

In reply to:
Can 2 flyers "share" the tunnel for instance? So, let's say we have a 2 way team who want to fly together - can they still get 30 mins for 320 with both of them flying? If this is possible, will there be any restrictions with how many people can fly in the tunnel?

Yes - the more people you get in there the cheaper / more fun you are likely to have! the only restriction is safety based so all flyers need to demonstrate competence before flying with others or larger formations - much like the sky really.

Hope this helps Smile


Newbie  (C License)

Aug 11, 2005, 8:32 AM
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Excellent, thanks for the prompt reply.


damion75  (D 102144)

Aug 11, 2005, 8:42 AM
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Beats the hell out of Aerokart... and you don't have to go to France! Tongue

Quick query, does the booking have to be by an individual or can a team do it? ie. If one guy books an hour (at 600) and then all four members fly (having previously proved competence) either in pairs or as a four, would that be allowed?CrazySmile

Cheers!


Paulipod  (B 1234)

Aug 11, 2005, 2:15 PM
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In reply to:
Quick query, does the booking have to be by an individual or can a team do it? ie. If one guy books an hour (at 600) and then all four members fly (having previously proved competence) either in pairs or as a four, would that be allowed?

You book the time - you do what you like with it! - so should you want 12 friends to fly... thats OK!
(provided they are not first time flyers and require initial instruction and kit etc!Tongue)

Smile


vibeke  (C 2015)

Aug 15, 2005, 6:49 AM
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Whats bulk price for 10 hours?
Is there deals for eg. 30 hours, shared among a few teams that train together during a few camps, over the season?


Paulipod  (B 1234)

Aug 15, 2005, 7:36 AM
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Whats bulk price for 10 hours?

Offpeak is Mon-Fri 9-5pm for 10 hours 420 per hour Peak time 510 per hour for a 10 hour booking.



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mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Aug 17, 2005, 4:07 AM
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Are you still planning to run through the night for at an off-off-peak rate or do the ecconomics not work out like that?


Paulipod  (B 1234)

Aug 17, 2005, 5:59 AM
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In reply to:
Are you still planning to run through the night for at an off-off-peak rate or do the ecconomics not work out like that?

Despite the electricity being slightly cheaper at nights - this trades off with unsocial hours / staff cost etc so if demand is high we could look to extend... but unlikely it would make a big difference to pricing.

Smile


Newbie  (C License)

Aug 17, 2005, 7:32 AM
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Completely off topic here, but i was just cycling past Liverpool Street station and some guy in a black 4x4 truck pulled up next to me...with a freaking Bodyflight sticker stuck in the back window of his cab!

I pulled up next to the truck but it had blacked out windows and i couldn't see in easily but i didn't recognise the guy from what little i saw.

Just thought iwould let you know the marketing campaign appears to be working!


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Aug 17, 2005, 8:40 AM
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Cheers - I thought that might be the way it worked out.


Zoter

Aug 18, 2005, 4:19 AM
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Paul.....have you got any Freefly 'programmes' in the offing yet ? or do we have to bring our 'own' coach....
I like the sound of the block rates......


Paulipod  (B 1234)

Aug 18, 2005, 5:52 AM
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In reply to:
Paul.....have you got any Freefly 'programmes' in the offing yet ? or do we have to bring our 'own' coach....
I like the sound of the block rates......

We have some awesome freefly coaches on staff - and have also spoken about external coaching with alot of the best known competitors globally. We are arranging training camps and dates at the moment and will publish these in the coming weeks.

Our own team includes Michi Sadner, Rob Silver and Bernd who all can do the business when it comes to freefly training.

... or of course you can bring your own WinkLaugh


PurpleBadger

Aug 18, 2005, 10:27 AM
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Quote:
PS any further word on the end of August opening?

paul you seem to be avoiding this question Sly


Paulipod  (B 1234)

Aug 18, 2005, 11:12 AM
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LOL !

Not at all... must have missed it in the clutch of other questions...

I would have answered because we are not a million miles off. Our final delivery arrived yesterday - the bearing part to connect our propeller. Today we have installed this and are in the process of clearing out the tunnel ready for the wind to blow (it has to be clean or it could hurt a little!). Final strands going into our sprung net.. and a touch of last minute paint as we take our maintenance platform out the bottom.

Given this we have sceduled our first switch on with our colleages from Switzerland arriving here on Monday morning...

If all goes to plan - and we have not too much tweaking etc we need about 2 weeks of general tidyup before we let people in.

WinkTongueCool


Newbie  (C License)

Aug 19, 2005, 2:03 AM
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Wow good luck on Monday, and please post up how it all goes (if everything goes to plan and you switch on on monday, of course)

Good luck!Smile


daniel_owen_uk  (Student)

Aug 19, 2005, 2:53 AM
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Yep good luck for monday, oh and update the website with pics Wink


PurpleBadger

Aug 19, 2005, 7:57 AM
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woohoo Smile anyone up for some 8way? two weeks on monday 0900-1000... Wink


deaffreeflyer  (C 102376)

Aug 19, 2005, 9:13 AM
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Can I check something with you? I wonder if I bought a hour block (600). After a hour in the tunnel, I might want to buy one more hour for other time. Will the price go down a bit or stay at same 600 as before? Or do I have to buy 2 hours or more to get the price down?


Paulipod  (B 1234)

Aug 19, 2005, 2:54 PM
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Bulk discounts are given at the time of purchase so you would need to buy hours together....

If you just turned up and flew an hour - then the next hour was available and you flew that too you may have a discussion with reception at the time, after all its not about nit picking! lol

Wink


Stumpy  (C 104288)

Aug 22, 2005, 4:53 AM
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Well!!!???? Does it work?!?!?

Enquiring minds want to know!!!


daniel_owen_uk  (Student)

Aug 22, 2005, 8:08 AM
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Quote:
Today we are testing the whole shebang for the first time!

Very shortly, the motor will be started and well see our propeller spin.

More from me later!

Bev

on email

Ouuuhhhhh she's a tease!!


Newbie  (C License)

Aug 22, 2005, 9:32 AM
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Can you guys please post up some video? Maybe of the first "test flight"? That would be cool!


LawnDart21  (D License)

Aug 22, 2005, 1:09 PM
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I have a question, I typed 640 (GBP) into a currency converter (320 per half hour * 2) and it came up as $1,152.60 given current currency rates.

That means that for an hour of flight BodyflightUK would cost $1,152.60 US dollars. Skyventure Orlando lists an hour (peak) as $630, almost half the cost of the UK tunnel.

I know our economies are not scaled with each other, but that just strikes me a very disproportionate price difference. Over here $1150 isnt really pocket money for most of us.


skreamer

Aug 22, 2005, 1:40 PM
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Maybe the price of petrol will put it in context. We pay just over $6 per gallon, I heard my American friends complaining recently when the US price went over $2,50 per gallon.

Same with jump tickets, the average price for a jump in the UK is between $35 and $40.


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