Skydiving is not an approved sport in Singapore, because of airspace restrictions. This does not deter skydivers and would-be skydivers from finding ways to thrill to their sport. Skydiving associations based in Singapore offer classes in neighboring airspace to get around Singapore’s restrictions. An annual festival celebrates this high flying sport with displays of professional skydiving. There are opportunities to feel the exhilaration of skydiving through a simulation process in Singapore, and to purchase skydiving jumpsuits for use elsewhere.
Skydiving is prohibited in Singapore airspace, so skydivers go elsewhere.
iFly Singapore (iflysingapore.com) is a vertical wind tunnel that offers freefall simulation for skydiving enthusiasts and an adrenaline rush for everyone who always wanted to know what it is like to fly. iFly Singapore is situated on Sentosa Island Resort, near the resort’s Siloso Beach. It is part of the SkyVenture global franchise that offers this thrilling attraction worldwide. Up to 20 flyers can participate at one time, at a flying height of 56.5 feet, the equivalent of close to five stories. A transparent flight chamber provides unparalleled views of Siloso Beach and the South China Sea beyond. The wind tunnel features patented wall-to-wall airflow and multiple overhead fans. SkyVenture implements the International Bodyflight Association’s (IBA) safety and training rules system.
Jump on Singapore Festival
In August every year, Singaporeans and visitors alike have the opportunity to enjoy the Jump on Singapore Festival (asiarooms.com). This is a spectacular skydiving festival featuring professional skydivers who perform exciting stunts at heights of 12,000 feet and above. The venue is Marina Bay. Action sports enthusiasts also take part with tandem jumps from aircraft flying at a height of about four kilometers (around 13,000 feet) above the city skyline. This two-day festival also includes musical entertainment on the ground.
SkyDive Singapore (skydivesingapore.com) is a group of professional skydivers based in Singapore. The group offers training to students who want to learn to skydive, and provides this training at the drop zone of the student’s choice. Classes are available at Segamat in neighboring Malaysia or in Udon Thani, Thailand. SkyDive Singapore provides courses for the United States Parachute Association (USPA) Coach, Static-Line and Tandem rating. Courses for the manufacturers tandem rating for United Parachute Technologies (Vector/Sigma) are also available. Expired rating holders are also welcome to undergo re-currency training.
Although skydiving has no official place in Singapore itself, a wide range of skydiving recreational and competition jumpsuits is available for purchase by Singapore-based skydivers. Singapore is among the markets that have an authorized dealer for skydiving jumpsuits designed and manufactured by Body Sport USA (bodysportusa.com). The company specializes in jumpsuits for military, rescue and movie production purposes. Skydivers have a choice of comp suits, crater suits, free fly suits and free fly pants, with the option to add camera wings. Body Suit USA designs and builds double zipper and single zipper jumpsuits for military and para-military purposes.
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