Red Devils put ParadropVR™ through its paces at iFLY Basingstoke

Filmed at the official press launch of ParadropVR™ at iFLY Basingstoke, members of the British Army Freefall Parachute Regiment Display Team can be seen enjoying virtual reality paragliding attraction, ParadropVR

As the British Army’s Freefall Parachute Regiment Display Team, the Red Devils are all full time serving paratroopers who return to combat duties when required during their posting with the team. Who better to put the new virtual reality paragliding attraction to the test?

The team of adrenaline-junkies flew into iFLY Basingstoke this week and gave ParadropVR™ a resounding thumbs-up.

iFLY Basingstoke General Manager, Tracy Goffin said:

“We’ve been delighted with the feedback from customers since launching ParadropVR™ at our centre. Now visitors can not only try their hand at indoor skydiving but also experience the sensation and freedom of paragliding – all under one roof! 

From nine year old kids to professional canopy flyers – they love the realistic flying experience and the skill-based game offers another layer of fun and competition.”

“As an operator, the spectator experience offered by ParadropVR™ is a big part of the appeal. As soon as visitors see guests on the ride, they want to have a go themselves. The fact you can see exactly what your friends and family are experiencing in virtual reality is a real draw.”

Frontgrid CEO, Matt Wells said:

We’re really grateful to the British Army’s Red Devils Freefall Parachute Display Team for giving up their time to come and fly ParadropVR™. It was great fun to see the guys competing against each other and trying to beat the high score!”

“As the world’s largest indoor skydiving company, it’s been great to work with the team at iFLY and hear the positive feedback from guests. We know from discussions with other leisure operators that there’s growing demand for immersive attractions which offer an active, skill-based experience that encourages repeat play.

We’ve been very encouraged by feedback since launching ParadropVR™ to the market last year, and look forward to announcing several exciting new global locations over the coming months.”