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Indoor Skydiving: United States: Paraclete XP SkyVenture
Average Rating:5

Wind Tunnel Summary | Reviews

190 Paraclete Drive
Raeford, North Carolina
United States

1-888-4759386  (7932 Hits)

Height: 51 feet
Diameter: 16 feet

Tunnel Type:

Age Restrictions:
Participants must be at least 2 years old.

Trading Hours:
Weekdays: 09:00 - 19:00
Weekends: 09:00 - 23:00


5 Minutes: 96 USD
10 Minutes: 192 USD
15 Minutes: 287 USD
30 Minutes: 575 USD
60 Minutes: 1150 USD
Training packages from 63 USD.


A vertical wind tunnel moves air upwards in a vertical column. Itís mostly for purposes of recreation, but also serves as a valuable training device for skydivers and the military.
SkyVenture simply put is flying; you will soar on a column of air inside a vertical wind tunnel. SkyVenture is the world leader and most experienced company when it comes to vertical wind tunnels. SkyVenture has superior technology and is unique with multiple fans located at the top of the flight chamber which produces a wall-to-wall airflow that is smooth and fun to fly in. The combination of totally controllable air flow and our professional instructors makes for the most exciting flight experience in a wind tunnel possible.

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Rated by: kylebenesh on Apr 28 2014 8:47AM

Overall, awesome place to go. 
Pros: Staff is very friendly, nice facility,
Cons: $$$ much higher than other tunnels

My only complaint was that the instructor made me spend my first 7.5 minutes on the bottom of the tunnel and wouldn't turn the wind speed up so I could actually fly and feel the feedback. If I wanted to dirt dive, I'd go outside and do that first. All that got me was some bruises, scrapes, and about 100 bucks wasted. Once I got into my second block with another instructor it was much better and the instruction was great. Zoltan really spent time to make sure I was learning and was happy with everything.

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Rated by: danielcroft on Apr 18 2014 12:24PM

16' tunnel with great instructors 
Pros: 16', Instructors are incredible, 16'
Cons: Reaford, cost

When you're ready to move onto the next level with your D4W, this is the place to do it. The instructors are incredibly good and also great people. The staff at the tunnel are fun and encouraging. It's like the mecca of tunnel in the US for team training whether that's FS or VFS, you can actually work yourselves without pointing at the walls. Great place, great peeps.

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Rated by: kevinhaddon on Apr 16 2014 8:34PM

Pros: Size matters. Incredible Skilled Staff. Showers in the bathrooms. Air Conditioned.
Cons: Hitting the Walls

Was an XP member for nearly two years. Epic coaching from the staff, learned an incredible amount and built lasting friendships with phenomenal flyers.

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