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Exploring the Different Disciplines of Indoor Skydiving

Indoor skydiving is a diverse and exhilarating sport, offering various disciplines for flyers of all skill levels. At Tunnel School, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive training in these disciplines, ensuring our flyers are well-versed and proficient in their chosen area. Let's dive into the core disciplines of indoor skydiving and how Tunnel School prepares you for each.

Freestyle Flying

What is Freestyle Flying?

Freestyle indoor skydiving is a form of artistic flying where the flyer performs a routine consisting of acrobatic maneuvers and movements. It’s judged on technical difficulty, execution, and presentation.

How Tunnel School Prepares You:

  • Technical Training: Our courses cover the basics to advanced maneuvers, ensuring a strong foundation in the technical aspects of freestyle flying.

  • Artistic Development: We encourage creativity and individual expression, guiding flyers to develop their unique style.

  • Competition Readiness: For those aiming for competitive freestyle, we provide specific training focusing on routines, scoring systems, and performance under pressure.

Explore the art of Freestyle Indoor Skydiving with Tunnel School's expert training in acrobatic maneuvers, artistic expression, and competition readiness.
Freestyle Indoor Skydiving: Artistry and Technique | Tunnel School Blog

Dynamic Flying (D2W and D4W)

Dynamic flying is a disciplines that combines fluid aerobatics with precision and speed. It's divided into two main parts:

Categories Dynamic 4 way (D4W), Dynamic 2 way (D2W) and solo speed - indicates the number of flyers in a team

1. Speed Round

  • What It Entails: In speed rounds, teams or solo flyers complete a pre-determined sequence of moves as quickly as possible. The focus is on executing these moves with both speed and accuracy.

  • Tunnel School's Training Approach:

  • High-Speed Maneuvers: We emphasize training in high-speed flying, essential for mastering the sequences in speed rounds.

  • Precision Flying: Our courses focus on precise and controlled movements, vital for efficiently completing the sequences.

  • Time Trials and Drills: Flyers undergo time trials and repetitive drills to enhance their speed and reduce their time in completing sequences.

2. Free Round

  • What It Entails: The free round is where flyers showcase their creativity and flying skills in a choreographed routine. Unlike the speed round, the free round is judged on artistic expression, technical difficulty, and execution rather than time.

  • Tunnel School's Training Approach:

  • Choreography Skills: We help flyers in designing and perfecting their routines, focusing on creativity and fluidity.

  • Technical Skill Development: Advanced flying techniques are taught to enhance the technical aspects of the routine.

  • Artistic Expression: Emphasis is placed on how flyers present their routine, including elements like music synchronization and performance flair.

Discover the thrill of Dynamic Flying in categories D2W and D4W. Learn about speed rounds and creative free rounds with Tunnel School's comprehensive training. indoor skydivers executing a synchronized aerobatic routine in a Dynamic 2-Way and  Dynamic 4-Way Flying discipline, showcasing precision and agility in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel at Tunnel School.
Dynamic Flying in Wind Tunnels: Speed and Creativity | Tunnel School Blog

Formation Skydiving (FS)

What is Formation Skydiving?

FS involves a group of flyers creating predetermined formations in the air. It requires precise timing, coordination, and spatial awareness.

How Tunnel School Prepares You:

  • Group Dynamics: Our courses include training on working effectively as a team, a vital skill in FS.

  • Formation Techniques: We teach the techniques to build and transition between formations smoothly.

  • Communication Skills: Effective communication is key in FS, and our training emphasizes this aspect, ensuring seamless in-air interactions.

Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS)

What is Vertical Formation Skydiving?

VFS is a variation of formation skydiving but performed in a vertical orientation. It combines elements of freeflying and FS, requiring a high skill level.

How Tunnel School Prepares You:

  • Vertical Skills: We focus on developing strong sit flying and head down skills, the foundation of VFS.

  • Complex Formations: Training includes building more complex formations and transitions, unique to VFS.

  • Advanced Teamwork: Given the complexity of VFS, we emphasize advanced teamwork and coordination.

ertical Formation Skydiving (VFS) demystified: Learn about the unique challenges and techniques in VFS, from vertical skills to complex formations and teamwork.
Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS): Advanced Skills and Strategies | Tunnel School Blog

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