The IBA's Commitment to Safety

Tunnel Safety is a COLLECTIVE responsibility. Play your part and be accountable for YOUR actions.

Our number one priority is safety, and we are committed to supporting wind tunnel operators, instructors, coaches, and flyers in all IBA affiliated tunnels by providing tools that, where possible, help to maintain the highest levels of safety within the industry.

Safety is the foundation upon which a successful operation is built, and it must not be compromised or ignored. The IBA standards and associated procedures are set out within the training programs and supporting documents, which where relevant, are available to you through your personal log-in. When followed, these procedures, along with the high level of training delivered to instructors, help operators to create the safest possible environment for their customers. We continue to support this goal with ongoing advice on all aspects of safety, including training solutions designed to mitigate risk.

While the management of safety is a function of leadership, the delivery and maintenance of safety is a team effort. The whole community has a role within the “safety team” and success is dependent upon all our behaviours during routine tunnel operations. Your commitment is to know your role, your responsibilities, and your limitations and how you can support the team effort.

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The IBA's Commitment to Safety

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The IBA distinguishes between the sport of indoor skydiving (engaged in by patrons with IBA accounts seeking approval of flight skills though the IBA's Flight Progression System) and recreational flying (engaged in by entertainment customers who do not intend to pursue approval of skills). While indoor skydiving is safe for all ages, the inherent risk of the activity is necessarily greater for those engaging in the sport of indoor skydiving, particularly as they progress through more sophisticated maneuvers.