iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving

by Jacqueline Palsha

“You will never again wonder what it feels like to fly because you are about to experience it firsthand.”

And so begins every flight at iFLY Virginia Beach. The first and only vertical wind tunnel in the state, iFLY Va Beach opened in January 2015 and is quickly proving to be a velocity-fueled memory-maker for all ages and abilities.

iFLY Va Beach offers the most realistic skydiving simulation possible – no jumping, free falling or experience necessary. Flyers soar on a column of air, suspended in a safe and controlled environment. The 52-foot-tall flight chamber is powered by four fans generating 1,400hp and capable of wind speeds over 180mph.

All first-time flyer packages include two flights in the tunnel, professional flight gear, assistance from an IBA-accredited instructor and personalized flight certificate. Each flight lasts 60 seconds, about the same length as the free-fall portion of a plane-assisted skydive.

iFLY Va Beach has hosted flyers ages 3 to 94, retirement communities and wounded warriors as well as accomplished civilian and military skydivers. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 757-754-iFLY(4359) or visit www.iflyvabeach.com or in person at 2412 Pacific Ave.

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