Work set to start on skydiving simulator in Bahrain
Manama, March 26, 2014
Work is due to start on a skydiving simulator, which will open in Bahrain next year.
It is described as the tallest skydiving tunnel in the world with windspeeds reaching up to 290kmph, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
Bahrain-based Samhaan Holding Company is behind the project near the Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir.
A spokesman said the technology was already in place and construction of the building would begin soon.
"The height of glass flight chamber will be 12 metres with a width of 4.3m," said the spokesman.
"Our company signed an agreement with Aerodium, a Europe-based and highly specialised company in building wind tunnels all over the world, and has approved Mohamed Salahuddin Consulting Engineering Bureau (MSCEB) as design and supervision consultant."
He said the wind tunnel, which simulates the experience of skydiving, would open its doors to the public next March.
"Indoor skydiving is equipped with advanced safety technology, which is suitable for all age groups, attracting amateurs and experienced fliers," added the spokesman.
"Indoor skydiving specialists will be present to educate visitors and train them how to fly."
The project also includes facilities such as a restaurant and cafes, merchandising outlet and a multipurpose hall. - TradeArabia News Service