EVER WANTED TO EXPERIENCE THE RUSH OF SKYDIVING WITHOUT ACTUALLY FALLING TOWARDS THE HARD GROUND AS 200KM/H? IFLY GETS IT.
Ahhhh… Skydiving. It’s that sport that looks so amazing on TV but when you consider the theory, it just doesn’t make sense. Firstly, you have to jump from a moving plane. A. Moving. Plane. This is all levels of wrong. Then there’s the fact that you are falling towards a hard surface at 200km/h. And it’s supposed to be enjoyable. And in all this craziness, your lifeline is actually a sheet of thin fabric and some cords, shoved in a backpack? Wrong, wrong, wrong.
I know. There are definitely loads of clever people around who love to skydive and do it regularly. But the even clever-er people at iFly Indoor Skydiving are catering to the rest of us adventure seekers who prefer to keep our thrill level at “vanilla”.
iFLY offers all the exhilaration of skydiving but you do it inside a mega glass tube, in a building, on the ground, at Surfer’s Paradise. Phew. There’s no parachute, no jumping out of planes but also nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and a massive wind generator… and an incredible adrenaline rush!
iFLY explains the experience as akin to feeling like a real life, crime- hero. And I can personally attest to that. With my adventure-seeking family in tow, including big burly hubby and two mini flyers, aged 11 and 9, we donned flight suits, goggles and helmets and put our bodies on the line (well, we actually put our bodies into the wind) all in the name of journalism. We couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable, friendly and easy-going instructor in Dom. With 500 actual sky dives under his belt and experience in the iFLY wind tunnel that dates back years to the facility’s opening, he was more than capable of keeping us newbies feeling confident and looking the goods while
flying. And, once the briefing session is complete, ‘flying’ is a simple matter of leaning into the wind inside the giant glass tunnel and letting the column of air lift you up and float you effortlessly into ‘flight’ – all within reach of your instructor.
As you can imagine, it’s a state-of- the-art, fully controlled, ultra-safe environment. And the all-round viewing platform lets you share the magic with family and friends, who will gasp as you fly like someone out of a movie. Indoor skydiving is both an exhilarating experience and a highly addictive sport. The best bit? It is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. So it suits the whole family. And, iFLY offers flight times that are longer
than an outdoor skydive. Bonus.
Whatever your thrill requirement, whatever your age and whatever your experience level, iFLY will have you floating on cloud nine. Literally.