Questions About the Experience
Is it safe?
Our unique design with its wall-to-wall air column, along with our certified and highly-trained instructors, allows you to safely enjoy your flight session.
Your flight instructor is with you through your entire flight experience regardless of your level of experience.
How long is a flight?
Each flight within the wind tunnel last 60 seconds. When jumping out of an airplane, the free fall portion last approx. 45 seconds. If you reserve a package that contains 2 flights, you will have 2 turns in the wind tunnel with an instructor lasting 60 seconds each. Some of our packages include double-length flights which last double the time at a reduced cost. The entire iFLY first-time flyer experience takes approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes from start to finish.
Is it hard to breathe?
Not at all. It is the same as if you stick your head out a car window while driving. All you feel is a wind in your face. Just breathe normally, either through your mouth or your nose.
Is it scary?
Generally it is not considered scary; there is no jumping, no falling and no experience is needed. You simply float on a column of air. There is no sensation of falling or anything that would make you feel motion sickness.
Who can fly?
There’s no experience requirement, so beginners, intermediates and experts can all fly. Flyers can be as young as 3 years of age. There is no upper age limit. All flyers must be in good health and physical condition. Those less than 6 feet tall must weigh less than 230 pounds, and those over 6 feet must weigh less than 250 pounds. Children under 18 years of age need to have a parent or guardian to sign their waiver. If you have a prior shoulder dislocation or back or neck problems you should not fly. Also, several iFLY locations are wheelchair accessible and can fly people with physical disabilities. Pregnant women should not fly.
Can I fly with my friends or family members?
We generally fly with several people in each session. Your friends and family will be part of the same group however you will fly one at a time in the flight chamber one-on-one with your instructor. Once you have gained more flight experience then you will be able to fly with others of the same skill level in the tunnel. If someone chooses to come to watch, they are welcome to accompany you thoughout your exerience and can watch from the observation area.
What time should I get there?
First-time flyers should arrive 1 hour before the time you booked to fly. That gives you the time to check in, complete your waiver if you didn’t do it online, attend the training session and change into your flight gear. Return flyers should arrive about 1/2 hour before your scheduled flight time.
What should I wear?
Please wear well-fitting, lace-up sneakers, or running shoes. Other shoes are not suitable. Wear casual clothes, preferably pants and a shirt with no collar. You won’t have to change out of these clothes—you put your flight suit on over your street clothes.
Why do I need to wear a flight suit?
The instructors are trained to grasp the handles of your flight suit should you need any assistance during your flight experience.
Can I do tricks and flips in the tunnel?
iFLY’s first concern is for your safety in the flight chamber so the tricks or flips are done by experienced flyers only. Some flyers are able to do turns, move up and down, and front to back during their first flight. Be sure to ask your instructor how to advance your flight skills.
Will I need to take off my watch and jewelry?
Yes. You should remove any items that might flap around or become loose, such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, rings, and hair accessories. In addition, you should remove everything from your pockets. We do have lockers for your use, but we recommend that you leave anything valuable at home as we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen property.
Can I wear my glasses?
Yes. We have larger goggles that fit over eyeglasses.
Do I have to do the training session?
All first-time flyers are required to take the training class. You’ll get a lot of important and helpful information as well as some pre-flight practice of your flying position. If you’ve flown with us once within the last three months, you don’t have to do the training session again and can book a flight as a Return Flyer.
Questions About Reservations & Booking
Do I need to make a reservation?
We suggest that you make a flight reservation in advance. Due to the popularity of indoor skydiving, some sessions sell out well in advance.
What is included with my flight?
iFLY offers various packages but each First-Time Flyer package includes your training session, use of all the flight gear, your flight time in the tunnel, hands on personal assistance from your instructor and a personalized flight certificate.
Can I complete my waiver online?
Yes. There’s an option to complete your waiver online during checkout. There’s also an option to forward a waiver to friends who might be flying with you.
The family package is for 1-5 people. What if my family has 6 people in it?
That’s no problem! We can add another person to your family package. Please contact us to arrange it.
Can I add more children to my birthday party package?
Again, no problem. Birthday parties at iFLY are unforgettable experiences, and we’ll do everything we can to get all your child’s friends airborne! Please contact us to arrange the party your child will remember forever.
What about a really large group–say 50 to 100 people?
Yes! We fly groups of up to 100 people. Enjoy special perks and pricing when you bring your family reunion, staff, association or other large group to iFLY. We’ll help you with all the details, from planning to catering. Please contact us to get started.
Questions about the Sport of Indoor Skydiving
What is a wind tunnel?
A wind tunnel, in this case, a vertical wind tunnel, is the machine that produces the column of air you float on in the flight chamber. It has fans at the top with the purpose of drawing the air up past you. You experience a controlled environment providing you just the right amount of air flow for the utmost flight enjoyment. See our Geek Info page for more details on the technology behind vertical wind tunnels.
What is the sport of indoor skydiving?
Competitive indoor skydiving, also known as bodyflight, shares many of the disciplines of competitive skydiving, such as formation skydiving and freestyle skydiving. Generally, athletes compete to successfully complete a certain number of maneuvers in an allotted amount of time. Athletes can compete as teams, working to complete maneuvers and grips, or as individuals. Each performance is recorded and judged by a panel of experts. If you’re interested, our instructors can help you improve your flying skills and take you to the next level of indoor skydiving. More Info
Are there any flying tutorials?
Yes, there are. The International Bodyflight Association (IBA) has some excellent video tutorials. The IBA is the association that trains and accredits our instructors.
What is the meaning of life?
Sorry, can’t help you there. Except to say that you should definitely have fun at iFLY during it.
Do you work with charities?
Yes. iFly is committed to each of the communities in which we are located. We love being able to share the joy of flight, and to helping out where we can. Please contact us below for more information.
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