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My name is Tammy and I've been blogging for over a decade now. I work full-time in my dream company while juggling love, life, this cute blog and a blogger's community called The Butterfly Project. People often tell me that I'm a wonder woman, but in reality - if it's something you love, you can do wonders.

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  • AirRider 1 Utama Review


    curious about indoor skydiving?

    AirRider is an Australian leisure branded indoor skydiving centre in 1 Utama E which simulates the sensation of freefalling from a plane but without wearing a parachute and having to do it for real. It's the 1st indoor skydiving experience inside a mall in not only Malaysia but also in all of Asia Pacific!  I guess you're all wondering how this is made possible...Well you enter a vertical wind tunnel, (exact same ones used by military and professional skydivers during training) which is a large glass tunnel that extends upwards with powerful electric fans at the top. When these are operating, air is drawn up through the tunnel measuring 12 ft diameter 10 m high, creating a cushion of air that you can fly on. The amount of airflow is precisely controlled to ensure that it matches the experience level of the air rider. The base of the chamber is a trampoline floor of aircraft-quality stainless steel with wind speeds up to 250 km/h.

    welcome to AirRider 1 Utama

    the wind tunnel with wind speeds up to 250km/h

    What is the sport of Indoor Skydiving? 
    Indoor Skydiving was originally developed to allow experienced skydivers to train, whatever the weather. These days however, it has soared in popularity around the world and become an adventure sport in its own right.

    Is it Safe?
    Yes safety is top priority they have certified and highly-trained instructors who are with you at all times during your flight to give you guidance and reassurance. I felt safe throughout my flights although I was a little nervous as well as excited when it was my turn to enter the vertical wind tunnel.

    How old do you have to be and who can fly? 
    For ages 3-93! So just about everyone can fly no upper age limit as long as you're in good health and physical condition. If you've had a previous shoulder dislocation, back, neck or heart problems it's advisable to contact staff before booking to discuss your suitability. Weight limit is 105kg. Children under 18 years of age need to have a parent or guardian's signature on their waiver.

    How long is a Flight?
    Each flight within the wind tunnel lasts for 50 secs, which is actually more free fall time than a skydive from 14,000 ft! The standard flight package includes 2 flights and you can also choose to add additional flights to your packages. The whole experience normally takes approximately 1.5 hrs, depending on your group size and how many flights you are taking.

    How much?
    1st time flyer - from Rm89 for 2 flights (Rm45 per flight) The more flights you buy the cheaper price per flight so there's a discount for buying flights in bulk. 

    You can also choose group/party packages which start from Rm399 for 10 flights (shared by up to 5 people) 

    Return Flyer package starts from Rm79 for 2 flights a little cheaper so kind of like a loyalty reward

    click to view how it feels!

    check-in, training, suit up here

    My AirRider Experience

    fly time & go again

    During the opening event I had the privilege of being 1 of the 1st members of the public to try AirRider's Indoor Skydiving. First of all, we were introduced to our instructor who took us into a room to watch a training video in order to prepare us for the basics of beginner skydiving.  After about 10-15 mins we got suited up and after signing our waivers, we were lead into the waiting area to be seated ready to enter the vertical wind tunnel. Soon it was my turn and as soon as you enter you can feel an immense amount of air pressure I imagine like being in a gale force wind! There are railings to hold onto so when you're ready the instructor helps you in holds you and positions you correctly before he lets go of you and away you go floating in the air flying like a bird! Such a surreal exciting and exhilarating experience I never wanted it to end! You can't compare the experience to anything else unless I guess you have already skydived from a plane before. Definitely worth it although the only downside is that the flight experience is a little short it's over just as you're getting into it. If only it could last a little bit longer but I guess you can go as many times as you like if you can afford it.

    AirRider is situated on level 2 Promenade of 1 Utama with a free viewing gallery and seating arena.

    AirRider Malaysia
    2nd floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,
    Lot SS601, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
    Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,
    Selangor, Malaysia.

    Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

    web: https://airrider.my
    fb: fb.com/AirRiderKL
    tel: +603 77285588

    written by Baby G, photographed by Tammy

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