What to expect
At the start of the class, the instructor will introduce himself and the class helpers. You will need to sign a waiver form, and disclose any relevant injuries (you can tell the instructor in confidence if you prefer to)
The class will then be given a warm up and stretching session to ensure you are ready for the action. You will be fitted with a safety lung belt, and shown - on the ground - how to stand on the platform, grasp the bar and jump safely, you will then be talked through the initial swing on a low, static bar, shown how to drop correctly. The helper will demonstrate the move on the real bar.
Next comes the climb up the ladder to the platform. You will be clipped into a safety line as you climb, and be met on the platform by a helper, who will help you off and into the lunge lines.
Now is the moment of truth. You will have to hold onto the structure as you reach out to take the bar that will be given you. Your helper will hold your belt and support you, reminding you of the ground instructions, as you release the structure and reach your second hand out to the bar. A little hop, or step off the platform and you will be swinging through the air high above the ground. You will try to move your body in time with the instructions from the ground, and then after a few swings will be instructed to release the bar at the front end (away from the platform) dropping into the net on your back.
Remember; the first time is to overcome fear; the second time is for fun!
You will go back up and repeat that a couple of times before your instructor will suggest you try something different; maybe a catch, maybe a somersault, maybe a position. Where necessary you will return to the ground to be given more detailed directions.
Do I have to be strong or flexible? Not particularly, so long as you can hang by your arms for 10 seconds or so at a time you will be able to fly.
Is It safe? Absolutely! You are required to wear a safety harness with the instructor manning your safety lines, until you are ready to progress, and of course there have a big, soft net to land in.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a weight limit of 100kg - about 15.5 stone. Unfortunately if you exceed this weight this event is not for you.