iFLY SET TO DELIVER THE DREAM OF FLIGHT TO THE VALLEY
The Phoenix Metro area’s only indoor skydiving operation welcomes the young and the young at heart to experience the joy of flight
Phoenix, AZ. – Jan. XX, 2017 – iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operation, is now delivering the dream of flight to adventure seekers in the Valley of the Sun. The new location at 9206 Talking Stick Way in Scottsdale is the 28th iFLY facility in the U.S.
The new iFLY Phoenix is the latest addition to the booming Loop 101 entertainment corridor that already includes popular attractions including the Spring Training home for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, a resort and casino, a butterfly exhibit, an indoor aquarium and more.
With iFLY, people of all ages and abilities can experience human flight in a safe, comfortable and fun environment – without having to jump out of an airplane. Each indoor skydiving facility is a marvel of engineering that replicates the experience of skydiving, creating conditions that allow people to fly on a smooth cushion of air. With the help of iFLY certified flight instructors, customers learn to fly, control their bodies in the air and experience true human flight.
“Our mission is to deliver the dream of flight to everybody, whether you’re age 3 or 103,” said Matt Ryan, iFLY President and COO. “Since 1998, more than seven million customers worldwide have experienced human flight at iFLY in a variety of ways: as a fun excursion with family and friends, a student on an educational Science, Technology and Math (S.T.E.M.) field trip, a professional skydiver or member of the military for training, a corporate customer looking for a unique team building activity. Thanks to iFLY, flying is finally available to everyone.”
To prepare for their flight experience, customers complete a training class guided by one of iFLY’s flight and safety instructors. They then are equipped with flight gear, including goggles, helmet and flight suit, and enter the flight chamber supported by a cushion of air, with a flight instructor at their side.
All flight packages include training, flight gear, and flight time with an International Bodyflight Association (IBA) certified instructor. The IBA established the gold standard for training and safety standards for indoor skydiving instructors. All iFLY instructors meet or exceed IBA standards.
Learn more or book your iFLY flight package now at www.iflyworld.com/phoenix/.
“We are working hard to complete all the finishing touches in our newest iFLY operation here in the Valley,” said Brandy Coats, General Manager for iFLY Phoenix. “My team and I are pumped to share the dream of flight at our new location. Every day is a new adventure for each and every person at the tunnel. Watching people fly for the first time is a life changing experience for them and just wonderful for each of us helping to make those dreams come true.”
About iFLY Phoenix: iFLY Phoenix is the 28th and newest of the iFLY operations in the USA. Featuring a 14-foot diameter wind tunnel powered by four quiet and clean running electric motors, people of all ages can fly with us with few limitations. Those folks with shoulder, back or neck injuries should consult their doctor before attempting to fly with us. There is a standard weight limit of 250 pounds for most flyers, but depending on height and body type that number may be exceeded. All instructors at iFLY Phoenix are I.B.A. certified as the best-trained and safest instructors in the sport of indoor skydiving. iFLY Phoenix is located at the Loop 101 and Talking Stick Way.
About iFLY Indoor Skydiving: Austin-based iFLY Holdings, LLC., is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving. Under the brand names iFLY, SkyVenture and Airkix, the company has flown more than 8,000,000 people in a dozen countries since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY has 50 facilities operating, 15 currently in construction and another eight to ten planned to start construction in 2017. iFLY supports and utilizes the safety and training rules set out by the International Bodyflight Association (IBA) to ensure safety and progression of the sport of indoor skydiving.