WINDLAB Indoor Skydiving is the simulation of an actual outdoor skydive at 14,000 feet. It is the hottest thrill ride and sport flying into Asia. Our first indoor skydiving facility in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Everyone who has dreamed of flying can come to one of the World's largest shopping mall - 1 Utama, and experience the thrill of flight.
The all-glass paneled circular wind tunnel creates a cushion of air in a 12-foot diameter 32-foot high flight chamber where the flyer enters onto a cushion of air and becomes airborne, all within the reach of a qualified instructor. The base of the chamber is a trampoline floor of aircraft-quality stainless steel and with wind speeds of up to 250 km/h, active flyers can easily and safely perform aerobatic maneuvers. Spectators can watch this exuberating sport from a free viewing gallery and seating area.
The technology behind WINDLAB Indoor Skydiving is the vertical wind tunnel (VWT). Vertical wind tunnels have been used for years by the military and professional skydivers as a way to train without having to go up in airplanes. A wind tunnel creates a cushion of air in an enclosed space (a flight chamber) on which people can float. A modern-day wind tunnel, like the ones we use at WINDLAB, creates a stable, safe, wall-to-wall airflow that makes it impossible to fall off the column of air.
The flight chamber is the enclosed section of the tunnel that you step into to fly. The floor of the flight chamber is a trampoline floor of aircraft-quality stainless steel. After you enter the flight chamber, our tunnel operator slowly brings the wind speed up until you and your instructor are airborne. WINDLAB Kuala Lumpur has a 12 foot diameter, 10 meter high flight chamber.
The fans are capable of windspeeds of approximately 250km/h. The tunnel operator controls the windspeed based on the flyer’s weight and skill level. This means, of course, that children are not flown at anywhere near top windspeed.
The wind is generated from above, not below, the flight chamber. Powerful, high-efficiency axial fans are mounted in the return air leg of the tunnel—the optimum location for safety and efficiency. In most of the models WINDLAB uses, the wind is channeled and directed down the sides of the tunnel, underneath the flight chamber, and then up through the floor of the flight chamber, lifting flyers into the air. The air then travels through the top of the flight chamber, and the cycle begins again.
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Want to learn more about the science behind wind tunnel technology. Take learning to new heights with the WINDLAB School Education Programme. Spark your students' interest with captivating experiments focused on gravity, mass and velocity using real life experiments/demonstrations in the wind.
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