The Experience

Anything you'd like to know before your first flight?

Is it safe?

Yes, your safety is our primary concern. 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.

Is it scary?

Generally, no. There’s 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.

How long is a flight?

Each flight within the wind tunnel lasts 60 seconds. However, total flight length depends on the package that you choose. When jumping out of an airplane, the free fall portion lasts 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 lasts 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 the wind in your face. Just breathe normally, either through your mouth or your nose.

Who can fly?

Almost everyone! There’s no experience requirement, so beginners, intermediates and experts can all fly. However, all flyers must be in good health and physical condition. If you have had a prior shoulder dislocation or back or neck problems you should not fly. Pregnant should not fly.

Also, some iFLY locations are wheelchair accessible and can fly people with certain physical disabilities, including amputation and paraplegia. Please contact us for details–we’d love to get you flying!

How old do you have to be?

Flyers can be as young as 3 years of age and there is no upper age limit. Children under 18 years of age need to have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.

Can I fly with my friends or family members?

We generally fly 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, he or she is welcome to accompany you through your experience and can watch from the observation area.

What time should I arrive?

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.

How long should I plan to be there?

The iFLY experience lasts approximately an hour and 30 minutes in total. This will cover your check-in time, the training session, your flight time, and time after your flight to remove gear and look at photos and video if interested. Save time by completing your waiver ahead of 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 without a collar. You won’t have to change out of these clothes—you’ll put your flight suit on over your street clothes.

Can I do tricks and flips in the tunnel?

Our primary 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 forward and backward 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 eat before I fly?

Yes, feel free to eat before your scheduled flight session. You won’t get any feeling of motion sickness, nausea, or dropping feeling in your stomach.

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.

The Sport of Indoor Skydiving

Ready to dive into the exciting world of indoor skydiving?

What is a wind tunnel?

Very simply, a wind tunnel is a machine that moves a lot of air. A vertical wind tunnel, which is what we use at iFLY, moves air in a vertical column at speeds high enough to keep a person safely floating.

What is 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

How does it work?

A vertical wind tunnel has fans at the top to draw air through the flight chamber and then push it back down the sides through Return Air Towers. That leads to an inlet contractor that compresses & speeds up the air before it reenters the flight chamber. The result: a smooth column of air that enables you to fly. Watch our instructional video.

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.

Reservations & Booking

Can we clear up any questions you might have about booking?

How much does it cost?

Our basic first-time flyer package starts at $59.95. Flight packages vary in cost at iFLY based upon the number of flyers, whether you have flown before and how much time you fly. Find the right flight package for you by using our flight booking tool.

How do I book?

To book a flight, please click here to go through our easy booking engine or you can call to reserve at your local tunnel. To find a tunnel near you, please click here.

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.

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. Contact your local iFLY to get started.

Please note that there is no maximum group size – the more, the merrier.

How do I access my photographs?

During your flight session the driver of our wind tunnel will be taking snaps of you mid-flight. Don’t forget to smile! All photos can be viewed immediately after your flights and they’re available to purchase in a number of formats (digital downloads, 6 x 8 prints and more).

You can also access your photos online for up to 6 months following your flights. Please note, due to flyer’s movements we cannot guarantee the perfect photo but we’ll try our very best.

You can also share your photos for free on Facebook.

Find photographs from your flight session.

Have questions about gift vouchers & cards?

iFLY gift vouchers and digital gift cards do not expire, have no fees and are redeemable at and your iFLY location. Just present your gift voucher to any salesperson at the time of redemption. Gift vouchers may not be returned or redeemed for cash, except where required by law. If lost, stolen or damaged, vouchers can be replaced for the remaining value with satisfactory proof of purchase. To verify the remaining balance, click here.


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