Union City, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2008
Team Future, the world's youngest skydiving team, will be practicing their skills in San Francisco Bay areas only indoor skydiving wind tunnel, iFlySFBay (http://iflysfbay.com), located in Union City. This champion skydiving pair, are siblings, brother and sister, and will be in training daily, for the next week, beginning this Thursday, February 21st. Kayla Tinucci (age 11) and Justin Tinucci (age 9) have moved their training from their home town in Colorado, in order to practice at the newest "state of the art" wind tunnel at iFlySFBay. The young duo will be polishing up their routines and perfecting synchronized maneuvers in the wind tunnel, to prepare for the upcoming, international World Challenge Competition, taking place March 29-30th, in Bedford, UK. Kayla and Justin both Bronze and Silver medal winners, earned, fresh off their first ever competition, last October, in the Gauntlet Throw down Competition in the iflyArizona wind tunnel, are hoping to become the youngest Gold Medal winners in skydiving wind tunnel competition history. Kayla and Justin have national sponsors, their own web site (they compete as Team-Future) and an enthusiastic following of inspired kids and enthralled adults. All of Team Future's practice and competition takes place in wind tunnels. Drop zones in the United States require jumpers to be 18 years old, so Kayla and Justin do not officially jump from airplanes yet. However, the wind tunnel does duplicate the atmosphere of a "free fall" from an airplane, thus allowing people to perfect skydiving skills without actually having to jump from an airplane.
Kayla and Justin have been skydiving in the wind tunnels since 2006. They have been written about and celebrated in the Wall Street Journal, and also featured on National Television. They have had many hours of "tunnel time" together and as individuals. Kayla and Justin have been able to rapidly develop their skydiving/freefall skills since each minute of tunnel time is equivalent to approximately one jump from an airplane. They practice VRW, Freefly, and 4 way RW, though they would really identify themselves as "freeflyers". The advantage of practicing in a wind tunnel is that it is possible to master many "jumps" worth of skill in one ten to twenty minute session, without having to worry about your landing, parachute etc! Kayla and Justin both have the equivalent skill of someone who has thousands of jumps.
The kids both fly "head down" and they are perhaps the world's youngest people ever to accomplish this. They can also do most of the transitions into head down, including back flips, front flips and cartwheels.
The goal of Team Future is to help gain recognition for skydiving for young flyers and encourage other kids to try it out! Team Future hopes to help this sport grow and gain more attention over the coming years. The kids hope to prove that they can fly just as well as adults, even though they can't jump from airplanes. They will be competing in more tunnel competitions worldwide in the coming months. IFlySFBay.com welcomes them, to their brand new facilities. The practice, and training sessions are open to the public and all are invited to watch, learn or schedule their own flight time with the flight instructors at iFlySFBay. Kayla and Justin will be available for interviews and autographs. More information about them including their bios can be viewed on their own web site, team-future.net.
The brand new seven million dollar iFlySFBay, wind tunnel that the duo will use for their training for the upcoming World Challenge, is the only wind tunnel of its kind in the San Francisco Bay area. There are only 12 similar tunnels in the world. The multi-patented wind tunnels are specially built for flight training for seasoned skydivers as well as designed for safe access by the public, with initial flights that are accompanied by personalized instruction, given by nationally certified skydivers. IFlySFBay is the newest vertical human flight wind tunnel that simulates skydiving flight. Indoor Skydiving can now be experienced by everyone, from three to ninety-three.
Bay area enthusiast flyers can purchase flight time at IFlySFBay's newly built skydiving tunnel in Union City, right off the Freeway on Niles-Alvarado Road. IFlySFBay.com hopes introduce those who always fancied or dreamed about flying, an experience that simulates the free flight of skydiving, safely supervised on the ground. Everyone can experience the same exhilaration, in a safe environment, in full view of family and friends.
IFlySFBay.com is a vertical wind tunnel, where they bring the wind to you! IFlySFBay.com is the state of the art, vertical wind tunnel with ergonomic advanced facilities that enhance the flight experience, flight gear (flight suit, goggles, and safety helmet) are provided. IFlySFBay wind tunnel flyers float on a cushion of air within feet of your instructor. By studying the same body movements that skydivers use, flyers can learn to perform aerobatic maneuvers and, with experience, even fly in groups! The tunnel simulates the real experience of skydiving, and many national team skydiving members practice their routines at IFlySFBay, prior to actual airplane jumps.
Beginners who might be apprehensive about airplanes and parachutes or a fear of heights will find that IFly is the perfect place to experience human flight, without all the risk. Flyers fly safely within a few feet of the floor, and will have expert instruction right by their side, for their entire session. The mission at iFlySFBay is to replicate the exhilaration of flying, as well as to insure a unique one of a kind experience for everyone, in a safe, environment.
To make your reservations please contact them at tel: (510) 489-IFLY • (510) 489-4359 • fax: (510) 868-3391 or on the internet at info @ iFlySFBay.com or stop by they are located just off the 880 Freeway at 31310 Alvarado-Niles Rd. • Union City, CA 94587IFly SF Bay • 31310 Alvarado-Niles Rd. • Union City, CA 94587
For further information please contact: Mark Brett (510)547-2358
PIC Kayla and Justin Tinucci, during flight training, inside the wind tunnel. iflySFBay's Computerized sensors, record the wind velocity at 125 MPH.
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