Come fly with us! That’s right, we had the opportunity to try indoor skydiving at the Orlando iFly vertical wind tunnel near the Universal Orlando Resort on International Drive. It was an amazing experience!!
You start out in the indoor skydiving observation room while you wait to take the course on how to skydive in the wind tunnel. While you wait, you get to see the group of indoor skydivers from before you. After the observation time concludes, you walk upstairs to watch a short instructional video and don your flight suit, helmet, and goggles. One thing to note: We had on flip-flops, but this wasn’t an issue, as they have shoes they can lend you for your indoor skydiving experience.
After getting suited up, you head down to the wind tunnel to begin your “dives.” You get two indoor skydives at about 1 to 1.5 minutes each. During our last one, the instructor took us really high in the tunnel!! It was the best part of the ride!!
Once your time is up, the instructor will put your near the exit door and you pull yourself to the waiting area. You’ll see me do this in the video to get an idea how it works.
You can also order a DVD of your indoor skydiving experience, but we found our own video to be good enough. This was an exhilarating experience and we can’t wait to go, again.
A a vertical wind tunnel moves air up in a vertical column, creating the indoor skydiving experience.
Simply put, iFLY is flying; you will soar on a column of air inside a vertical wind tunnel. SkyVenture is the world leader and most experienced company when it comes to vertical wind tunnels. iFLY uses superior technology and is unique; multiple fans located at the top of the flight chamber produce a wall-to-wall airflow that is smooth and fun to fly in. The air flow is totally controllable; this, combined with professional instructors, makes for the most exciting flight experience possible.
Excitement, adrenaline and adventure – iFLY offers it all in the flight experience of a lifetime.
You do not need any previous experience. Their training class will give you all the fundamentals and the complete gear you need is included. All you have to do is get ready to smile, as this will be just about the most exciting adventure you have ever accomplished.
Skydivers love freefall because it’s the closest possible thing to true human flight. Now everyone can experience the same exhilaration, in a safe environment, in full view of family and friends!
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