The Experience

Is there a weight restriction?

In order to provide a safe experience for its customers and instructors, iFLY may not be able to accommodate flyers who weigh between 260-300 lbs and will not be able to accommodate flyers whose weight exceeds 300 lbs.

Upon check in for flight reservations, additional evaluation by local staff will be required to determine if flyers between 260-300 lbs can be accommodated and whether additional restrictions may apply.

High flights are available to add to the flight experience for flyers who weigh 260 lbs or less.

Why are there weight restrictions?

Weight restrictions exists solely for the reason of safety and are by no means arbitrary. In fact, we want everyone to be able to enjoy indoor skydiving. However, in order to provide a safe experience for flyers and instructors, iFLY may not be able to accommodate flyers who weigh between 260-300 lbs. Upon check in for flight reservations, additional evaluation by local staff will be required to determine if the flyer can be accommodated and whether additional restrictions may apply. High flights are available to add to the flight experience for flyers who weigh 260 lbs or less. iFLY will not be able to accommodate any participant whose weight exceeds 300 lbs.

Do I have to watch the preflight video?

All first-time flyers are required to watch the preflight video. You’ll get a lot of important and helpful information.

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.

Can I wear my glasses?

Yes. We have larger goggles that fit over eyeglasses.

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 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.

Why do I need to wear a flight suit?

The instructors are trained to grasp the handles of your flight suit should you need spotting.

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. Individuals with long hair should wear it braided and in a low bun.

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, flight gear up time, your flight time, and time after your flight to remove gear and look at photos and video if interested.

What time should I arrive?

It is important that you arrive on time for your scheduled session. We recommend that you arrive 10 minutes early to your reservation start. You may be in a group with other individuals and your experience will begin promptly upon the scheduled reservation. Participants who arrive late to their reservation time may not be able to fly.

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.

How old do you have to be?

Children under 18 years of age need to have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.

Who can fly?

  • Flyers must be 3 years of age or older.
  • Flyers who weigh between 260-300 lbs may not be able to fly. Additional evaluation by an iFLY staff member upon check in will be required to determine if the flyers can be accommodated and whether additional restrictions apply.
  • People who weigh over 300 lbs will not be able to fly.
  • Women who are pregnant should not fly.
  • Participants with a hard cast or hard prosthetic that cannot be removed are not permitted to fly.
  • People with current or prior head, neck, back or shoulder injury, heart condition, or any other condition that may impede their ability to take part in physical activity or increase the risk of injury, should not fly
  • iFLY recommends people with prior shoulder dislocations DO NOT FLY!

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.

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 30 minutes from start to finish.

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.

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.

How should I style my hair?

Hairstyles must allow for a proper fitting helmet. We recommend that individuals with long hair secure their hair in a low, braided bun.

The Sport of Indoor Skydiving

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.

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

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.

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.

Reservations & Booking

What forms of payment are accepted?

Most iFLY locations are cashless. iFLY accepts all major credit cards.

Can I reschedule or cancel my flight reservation or Voucher/Gift Card?

Flight reservations can be rescheduled or cancelled with at least a 48 hour notice. Large groups, events, camps, skydiver/experienced flyer reservations require additional notice to reschedule or refund. Gift cards and vouchers are not refundable except as required by law. To reschedule or cancel, please click here for more details on our refund/reschedule policy.

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.

How do I book?

To book a flight, please click here to go through our easy booking engine.

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