Coaching, Camps & Events

Coaching

We know how addictive flying is, join us and become an Airkix Addix.

We hope that once you have flown the first time you will be tempted to return to firstly complete the ten basic levels of flight before moving onto to more complex flying.

At Airkix, we will help you every step of the way but it's up to you how fast and efficient you wish to make it. Our instructors are always on hand to help although their first duty is to the safety and enjoyment of all customers.

For faster or specific progression you may wish to use a coach, this is someone who is dedicated to your progression. A coach will work specifically with you and a session includes a full briefing, working with you in the tunnel and a debrief using footage.

We have special cheaper prices for returning flyers. You can book online, or call:

  • Basingstoke on 01256 305 294 
  • Manchester on 0161 359 3864
  • Milton Keynes on 01908 247 773

or email us skydive@airkix.com and we'll help you progress with your flying.

Instructor at Airkix

AV Equipment

We are well equipped at all 3 locations to assist all your coaching needs.

You will find:

  • Tunnel playback screens with 2 minute delay for instant feedback
  • Team rooms equipped with video playback systems
  • Multiple session DVD recording is also available
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Coaches

At Airkix, we have an awesome roster of coaches available in all skydiving disciplines, including world and national champions, past and present.

Don’t forget our own highly qualified staff who can coach anything you wish to achieve in the tunnel.

You may also wish to bring a coach with you (who will need to be checked by Airkix) or you could join a tunnel camp.

Instructor hand signals at Airkix

Prices

Coaching prices vary depending on;

  • Who the coach is
  • How many of you are being coached
  • How long the sessions are
  • Whether you are part of a Tunnel Camp
  • Etc etc!

For further information contact:


Airkix coaching

In our short history we have helped produce World champions in Freefly and FS and our instructors are in high demand because they are quite simply the best (well they do work hundreds of hours every year in the tunnel)!

Coaching is available (at relatively short notice) with Airkix Instructors and they are capable of taking you to World class level in any discipline.

For further information contact:

For faster or specific progression you may wish to use a coach, this is someone who is dedicated to your progression. A coach will work specifically with you and a session includes a full briefing, working with you in the tunnel and a video debrief.

Introduction

The first step toward the goal of total freedom in the air is intensive coaching. Our coaches can help you with training concepts that come from years of teaching and flying experience. Regardless of your flying abilities, working individually with a coach creates a learning environment in which you can be safely challenged to push your limits and raise your awareness. All positions of free flight can be worked on in the tunnel, from belly flying, to head up and head down.

The beauty of learning in the tunnel is that it allows you to focus on building a basic relationship with the air, free of normal skydive distractions, 'looking bad', not being there, break off, deployment, canopy flying, landing, etc.

Your tunnel time will be videoed throughout and the footage will be available for debriefing and on DVD.

Example progression

Please be aware that tunnel flying is different to skydiving and whilst that may seem obvious it does have greater ramifications for Freeflyers than Flat flyers.

Firstly, we move around more in early freefly and this can be difficult to control as new positions and manoeuvres are tried in a tunnel.

Secondly, back-flying is required as standard position from which many transitions are made to and from. This will need learning and it is important to note that having no rig makes a significant difference.

So, please do not expect to simply translate skydives to minutes and expect to be carving around your buddies in no time at all. New skills take time and it will significantly improve the preciseness of your three dimensional flying on future skydives.

Who's it for?

Here's the good news. Coaching is for anyone and everyone from novice flyer to experienced head-down star.

Typical curriculum

The free fly progression is as follows:

  • Belly Flying
  • Back Flying
  • Vertical Flying (stand/walking and sit-flying)
  • Transitions
  • Head Down

At each level of progression you will work on:

  • Body position
  • Fall-rate control
  • Forward and backwards movement
  • Turns
  • Side-sliding
  • Grips
  • Super positioning
Lady at Airkix

Camps

Want to turbo-charge your learning?

At Airkix we only work with FS and Freefly coaches of the highest level. Their services include full briefing and debriefing using our state of the art systems and DVD footage, which is available for purchase if required.

Forthcoming camps


Check back soon for more Camps.


General freefly information

Please keep in mind that we follow a Freefly progression where certain skills have to be demonstrated before moving on to the next level.

Briefly described they are: belly-fly, back-fly, walking, sit-fly, transitions and finally head-down.

If you are ready to start flying on your head and you have progressed through all the other levels, please let us know when you book your flights so we will have a qualified safety instructor available for you.

For further information specific to Milton Keynes call us on 01908 247773/2 or email skydivemk@airkix.com
For further information specific to Manchester call us on 0161 3593863/4 or email skydivemcr@airkix.com

Events

Airkix and our coaches run regular events in every flying discipline at all three of our fabulous tunnels. They are great learning platforms and social occasions, here are some of the most frequent.


FS Scrambles

New announcement: The legendary FS Scrambles Competition returns to Manchester.

Friday 4th March 2016

At just £35 per person (for 10 minutes tunnel time), this has to be the best value and most enjoyable tunnel time you’ll ever fly! So get ready for a sensational evening of fun, friendly and action packed mayhem - not to be missed!

FS Scrambles at Airkix

More information…

FS Scrambles include;

  • Pre-event brief from your dedicated host – John Mciver
  • 6 rounds of friendly competition including practice & novelty round
  • Minimum 10 minutes’ tunnel time per person
  • Competition prizes up for grabs!

On the day;

  • John will draw the teams at random at approx 6:30pm
    - We always ensure an even spread of ability from rookie to pro!
  • Briefing commences at approx 7pm followed by flights promptly at 8pm (times confirmed upon booking)
  • You will compete as part of the same team throughout the competition
    - Please note, flying often continues past 11pm at Manchester

Other need to know stuff

Scrambles welcomes a vast mix of flyers with varying degrees of ability and experience – that’s part of the fun, right? Please note however, that although knowledge and experience of the 4-Way dive pool is not essential, we do ask that participants are versed in group flat flying in a wind tunnel.

If you’re unsure whether you’re at the level required, don’t worry, contact us on 0845 331 6549 before registering and we’ll happily discuss your flying experience. Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Register now for FS Scrambles at Manchester

Register now

FS Scrambles at Airkix

FLIGHT NIGHT

Available at Airkix Manchester

If you're over 18 and looking for a more personalised approach to flying in a fun and friendly environment with other like-minded flyers, then Flight Night is for you.

For just £49.99, you'll receive five flights plus free in-flight coaching (including pre-brief and de-brief) from some of our most experienced instructors.

Book in Manchester

More information…

What's more, we'll track your improvements using the International Bodyflight Association progression system and when your skills are up to it, we'll get you flying in groups, meaning even better value for money.

MEETING DATES

Flight Night will be running on Monday nights at Manchester. Report time is 6.30pm for a 7.30pm flight time. We advise that you book early to avoid disappointment as spaces fill up fast.

THE SMALL PRINT

  • Flyers must be over 18 years old.
  • Each flight represents approximately a 12,000 ft skydive.
  • Standard no-show, refund and cancellations policy applies.
  • Flight Night coach may change at short notice.
  • Participants must have flown at Airkix at least once before.
  • Vouchers are not available for this experience.
FLIGHT NIGHT at Airkix

KIDZ CLUB

Created especially for youngsters who have flown with us within the last 3 months. Kidz Club offers children the opportunity to fly with and be taught by a World Champion skydiver or top-rated instructor.

Each child will enjoy 5 fun-filled flights, with free coaching, making this the coolest club in town.

The kids will meet at the tunnel, undergo a pre-brief tailored by the instructor and fly with a big smile (while learning new skills). The session ends with a full post-flight debrief.

Book in Basingstoke

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More information…

The coaching is free; you just pay for the tunnel time. The kids will meet at the tunnel, do a stretch and pre-brief, fly with a big smile (while learning new skills), and finally de-brief with video.

MEETING DATES

Kidz Club will be running on Monday and Wednesday nights at all locations. Report time is 5.30pm for a 6.30pm flight time. We advise that you book early to avoid disappointment as spaces fill up fast.

KIDS WILL LEARN

  • Being a team-player.
  • Increased body awareness.
  • Proper stretching.
  • Setting realistic goals (and the technique to achieve them).
  • Flying with others.
  • Creating routines.

We'll work with the kids on advanced flight maneuvers as well as having them fly together. Kidz Club introduces fun choreography and fun flight games & exercises that speed up the learning curve.

Kidz Club costs just £29.99 for 5 sensational flights. Depending on skill level and choreography the kids can potentially end up flying up to the equivalent of 15 flights as they use all available time and will progress to flying together.

THE SMALL PRINT

  • Flyers must have flown within the last three months.
  • Must be 16 years or younger.
  • A maximum of six flyers per class.
  • Must arrive on time to ensure sufficient time for briefing.
  • Vouchers not available for this club.
KIDZ CLUB at Airkix

What next?

Ready to go indoor skydiving? See Pro-­Flyer Prices or Buy Bulk Tunnel Time.