There is another brand in the Brazilian indoor skydiving innovation market. The US brand iFLY Indoor Skydiving innovation arrived in Brazil in the first half of 2016 right during the biggest crisis in the country in recent years, with facilities in Sao Paulo and Brasilia, showing that some sectors are developing despite the difficulties.
At the same time, the Brazilian brand Wind up Indoor Skydiving reality also felt the evolution of this market with increased sales for the training of beginner, intermediate, and advanced skydivers. Many journalists call it a parachute simulator or only a parachute simulator, although they are not the correct denominations. These are free-fall simulator wind tunnels that operate in different market segments.
The entire Wind up project is designed to offer a lower-cost alternative to individual flights to popularize and expand indoor skydiving and training possibilities. Operating in the Brazilian market since 2012, Wind up has helped in the formation and improvement of thousands of skydivers, as well as made thousands of fun flights, fulfilling the dream of flying many people.
Skydiving Reality Packages
Aiming at lower operating costs, the Windup flight chamber has a diameter of 9.5 feet, while the iFLY has a larger 12-foot camera, justifying price differences. In a 9.5-foot camera, you can have fun and do all the evolution of individual skydiving innovation training from belly fly to box, back fly, sit fly to head flight down Wind up’s national project. Lean infrastructure also contributes to differentiated pricing.
The following is a comparative table with some individual Wind up and iFLY fun packages. As a reference, in a 12,000-foot parachute jump, the free-fall time is 45 seconds on average. On iFLY 2 Flights, the flight minute costs $ 148.50, while on Wind Up Gaining Wings, the minute costs $ 52 for adults and $ 26 for children.
Skydiving Innovation Windups
Wind up is a portable and modular device, the best in its class in the world. It is the result of years of research and development carried out by Brazilian engineers, masters, and doctors. It was selected and supported by reputable research funding institutions such as FAPESP, CNPq, and FINEP.
Its portability reduces the implementation costs and thus the prices for the customers since it does not require and civil works. It also has the highest wind speeds and lowest noise levels in the portable category. Thus Wind up has already performed at the National Skydiving reality Center in Boituva-SP. Shopping Tamboré in Barueri-SP, Shopping D in São Paulo Capital, and is currently in Vila Mariana.
It should also be demystified that equipment with turbines on the top making “suction” wind is better. This myth loses its meaning in recirculated wind tunnels where the turbines simultaneously suck and push the wind regardless of their position in the ducts. It is a myth from early versions of equipment that had turbines just below the flight region, generating highly turbulent wind.