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Flyaway Indoor Skydiving – Pigeon Forge

Explore and Soar at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving: Pigeon Forge
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The Bottom Line:

We have all dreamed of soaring through the sky, free as birds. Thankfully, this thrill is attainable in a safe manner when you book an experience with Flyaway Indoor Skydiving in Pigeon Forge. Check body flight off your bucket list with this unique and fun activity. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Situated in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Flyaway Indoor Skydiving gives you the ability to safely try the thrilling sport of skydiving, all in a controlled environment. Within the confines of the 21-foot tall vertical wind tunnel, you will feel what it’s like to experience the effect of 120 mph winds, as you would when skydiving out of a plane.

The sport of body flight is one that many people want to try but they find themselves hesitant to attempt. After all, looking out of a plane and being told to jump can be a bit scary. Additionally, it isn’t without its risks no matter how safe the company is. However, at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving, you can experience the thrill that goes along with this sport. Without any of the risks. This gives you the chance to check body flight off your bucket list.

Although this can be a one-time type of adventure that allows you to experience the immense adrenaline that comes from the sport of body flight. This facility is a great place to learn the nuances of the sport, and come back again and again until you are a seasoned pro. There are several Flyaway Indoor Skydiving Packages that are designed with that end goal in mind.

Have experienced tandem skydiving out of a plane and want to try your hand at solo jumping without the risk? This facility allows you to get your first solo dive in, safely before you take your skills to the air. Of course, you can be a complete novice as well and enjoy your visit at Flyaway. Every indoor skydiving experience begins with a 20-minute training session that is followed up by 15 minutes of equipment preparation.

Flyaway is open to just about any age and ability. Though they do recommend guests who want to try skydiving be in good physical condition and meet their height and weight guidelines. That being said, all minors under the age of 18 will be accompanied to class by a guardian or parent. All parents or guardians must be at least 21 years of age.

Small children who want to skydive have to weigh at least 40 pounds and be mature enough to follow instructions. Men should be a max of 230 pounds, and women cannot weigh over 200 pounds to participate. The weight guidelines are not put in place for safety purposes. Instead, they are based on creating a high-quality flight experience. For that reason, there is some leeway in terms of whether or not you can participate if you don’t meet these restrictions. However, Flyaway won’t be able to guarantee the quality of your flight if you don’t meet these standards.

The entire experience of a flight includes the aforementioned training and equipment preparation. Which lasts 20 minutes and 15 minutes respectively. Then, each actual experience inside the tunnel itself will last three minutes per person with groups of five sharing 15 minutes. Walk-ins are accepted, with classes starting every thirty minutes on the hour and half hour. However, Flyaway does recommend making reservations, especially during popular holidays.

In addition to going as a family, couple, or even solo. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving in Pigeon Forge is also an excellent place to have a party or enjoy a group activity. The group discounts that can be applied if you have at least 10 or more participants. Group sessions should typically include one hour and 15 minutes per the first 10 participants. Then another hour for each additional ten flyers. There is an observation point where non-flyers can watch others experience the thrill of flight.

Insider Tips:
-If you are unsure if a particular time is busy for Flyaway, keep this in mind. Pigeon Forge is a family vacation destination, so if school systems are out, chances are, they are busy. It’s probably wise to make a reservation.
-Because of group rates and the activity itself, Flyaway makes a great group experience for events like family reunions or for scouts or youth groups.
-In addition to the fun experience itself, you can take home a t-shirt and/or video of your experience.