Tampa, Florida- (November 21, 2016) iFLY, the world’s largest Indoor Skydiving operation, will begin delivering the dream of flight to adventure seekers in the Tampa Bay area on Tuesday, November 22nd. The new location at 10654 Palm River Rd, next to Top Golf, marks the 26th iFLY facility in the U.S. Tampa Bay residents who have looked to the skies and dreamed of flying like a bird can now make that dream come true.
People of all ages and abilities can experience human flight in a safe, comfortable and fun environment. 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 three or 103,” said Matt Ryan, iFLY President and COO. “Since 1998, more than eight 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, and 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, are equipped with flight gear, including goggles, helmet and flight suit, and then with their instructor at their side, they enter the flight chamber and are supported by a cushion of air.
All flight packages include training, flight gear, and flight time with an International Bodyflight Association (IBA) certified instructor. (The IBA has established the Gold Standard for training and safety standards for Indoor Skydiving Instructors). All iFLY instructors meet or exceed IBA standards. iFLY Tampa is now taking reservations, for more information about iFLY’s flight packages and prices and to book your flight time at iFLY Tampa, please visit the website at https://www.iflyworld.com/tampa/.
“We are working hard to complete all the finishing touches in our newest iFLY operation here in Tampa,” said Dani O’Neill, General Manager for iFLY Tampa. “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 dreams come true.”
About iFLY Tampa: iFLY Tampa is the 26th 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 300 pounds for flyers. All instructors at iFLY Tampa are IBA certified as the best-trained and safest instructors in the sport of indoor skydiving. iFLY Tampa is located at 10654 Palm River Rd.
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 eight million people in a dozen countries since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY has 59 facilities operating, 9 currently in construction and another 11 planned to start construction before the end of 2017. iFLY supports and utilizes the safety and training rules set out by the International Body Fight Association (IBA) to ensure safety and progression of the sport of indoor skydiving.
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