Paraclete XP SkyVenture

Open to the Public
5
5 of 5 stars - 4 Review(s)
190 Paraclete Drive
Raeford, 28376 USAMap

Mon - Thurs: 9am to 7pm
Fri - Sat: 9am to 11pm
Sun: 9am to 7pm

16.4ft (5m) Recirculating
iFLY Tunnel Systems (SkyVenture) Wind Tunnel
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Paraclete XP SkyVenture Overview


Paraclete XP SkyVenture is a 16.4-foot (5 m) recirculating wind tunnel that opened in 2008. Although this indoor skydiving tunnel is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, it is currently the closest site for indoor skydiving to the Raleigh-Durham area, along with any destination along the Carolina coast. (So if you’re on spring break and looking for indoor skydiving in Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, or anywhere else in the eastern Carolinas, Paraclete XP is your best bet.)

The Paraclete XP wind tunnel, at 56-feet-tall, is arguably the largest and most powerful wind tunnel in the United States, with four total fans working to put out a combined 2,164 horsepower. This tunnel was the first 16-foot wind tunnel to open in the USA, and for many years was the only indoor skydiving North Carolina opportunity, until iFLY Charlotte opened in 2019.

Paraclete XP is a multi-faceted company. In addition to operating the wind tunnel, which is technically located in Raeford, just outside of Fayetteville, they run a traditional skydiving dropzone (Skydive Paraclete XP), three military-surveyed dropzones, and lease a fleet of six turboprop aircraft. Paraclete skydiving offerings also include a variety of military free-fall (MFF) training courses, such as static line training, canopy control courses, Jumpmaster courses, HAHO/HALO Jumps, and Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) instructor training.

Paraclete XP SkyVenture Flyer Information


Indoor Skydiving Gear & Training

You will be provided with all the equipment you need. This includes a jumpsuit, helmet, goggles and earplugs. Check out our Gear Guide if you’re interested in taking your own equipment with you.

Facility Offerings

  • Group/Event Hosting
  • Party Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
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    Age Limit

    Flyers must be at least 2 years old.

    Weight Limit

    250 lbs max

    You should not fly if you are pregnant or have previous shoulder dislocations.

    More Questions About Flying?

    Please read our FAQs

    The Indoor Skydiving Experience

    The entire first time flight experiences take roughly 1-2 hours. After arriving and checking in, you take part in a personalized training session before gearing up to fly. During your flights your instructor teaches you to fly your body. You take turns flying one at a time with other first time flyers.

    Pricing

    First Time Flyers:
    2 Minutes: $64
    3 Minutes: $109
    10 Minutes: $247

    Group Rates:
    Buddy Plan - Two People, 3 Minutes Each: $178
    Family Plan - 2 to 5 People, 10 Minutes Total: $295

    For first time flights we recommend between 2 and 6 minutes of flight time per person. This gives you enough time to understand the basics of flying your body and is plenty of time for a great experience. For more pricing information, read our pricing article.

    Wind Tunnel Information


    Instructor Rating System

    Manufacturer

    Tunnel Type

    Recirculating

    Open Since

    2008

    Flight Chamber Style

    Round Wall-to-Wall

    Flight Chamber Diameter

    16.4ft (5m)

    Flight Chamber Height

    N/A

    Top Wind Speed

    N/A

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    Paraclete XP SkyVenture Reviews

    Average rating of 5 from 4 review(s).

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    Great experience!
    Nickname:
    Review Date: January 28, 2022
    5/5 Stars

    I took my 19-year-old son to see what it would feel like flying indoors compared to skydiving from a plane, which I loved. I also wanted my son to be able to do this in a safe environment to make his nervous dad happy. It's been on our bucket lists for years.
    This place is the real deal. Teams of professionals were practicing formats in between first flyers (me being one of them). Our instructor (David) was professional, friendly, made us feel comfortable, made sure we were safe and that we had a great experience. The wind tunnel is wider than other places and is 50 ft high so you have more room to play and to settle into the feel of the wind. It was a 4-hour total drive, so I hoped it would be worth it. It was. I highly recommend choosing this location. It's not about the money for them...it's about the passion of sharing an experience outside our daily so-called boxes with others in a safe and fun environment. Thanks everyone! I can finally cross this one off of my bucket list with a smile on my face!
    With Gratitude,
    Christine and son Evan.


    Great experience!
    Nickname:
    Review Date: August 16, 2021
    5/5 Stars

    I took my 19-year-old son to see what it would feel like flying indoors compared to skydiving from a plane, which I loved. I also wanted my son to be able to do this in a safe environment to make his nervous dad happy. It's been on our bucket lists for years.
    This place is the real deal. Teams of professionals were practicing formats in between first flyers (me being one of them). Our instructor (David) was professional, friendly, made us feel comfortable, made sure we were safe and that we had a great experience. The wind tunnel is wider than other places and is 50 ft high so you have more room to play and to settle into the feel of the wind. It was a 4-hour total drive, so I hoped it would be worth it. It was. I highly recommend choosing this location. It's not about the money for them...it's about the passion of sharing an experience outside our daily so-called boxes with others in a safe and fun environment. Thanks everyone! I can finally cross this one off of my bucket list with a smile on my face!
    With Gratitude,
    Christine and son Evan.


    First timer
    Nickname:
    Review Date: March 26, 2017
    5/5 Stars

    Fantastic experience, instructor David was great. We will definitely be back for more tunnel time.


    Cool tunnel!
    Nickname:
    Review Date: January 1, 2015
    4/5 Stars

    I flew several hours at XP and loved the tunnel! The staff was great, the tunnel is run very well and the building has lots of space to hang out and debreif. The only complaint was the wind got choppy at high wind speeds.


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