GET SET TO FLY, WITHOUT JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE
Get set to be blown away as global phenomenon iFLY prepares to take off in Melbourne.
The indoor skydiving experience at Essendon Fields uses a specially designed wind tunnel to propel ‘divers’ above the ground, for the closest sensation to a free fall without the need for a parachute or plane.
Former Australian freestyle skydiving champion and CEO of iFLY Australia, Nir Davidson is behind the 15 million dollar facility. He says you don’t have to be fit or fearless, with specialist instructors on hand to guide users through the process.
Nir saw the concept in the US 6 years ago and has brought it to Australia, recently opening in Brisbane and now in Melbourne, the first tunnel for Victoria.
“I was a professional skydiver and I wanted to make the feeling of jumping out of a plane accessible for everyone. What we do is mimic skydiving so if you’re falling out of an aeroplane at 200km/h we mimic that sensation but within a glass tube,” said Nir.
Spectators are also welcome. For those not quite ready to spread their wings, they can watch all the tricks and tumbles inside the 360-degree glass chamber, from a viewing platform.
Anyone aged 3 to 103 can have a go and whether you're looking to book the coolest birthday bash ever, an unforgettable Hens or Bucks party, a corporate outing or just a great day out with your mates, iFLY Melbourne will blow you and your friends away with amazing experience packages available.
iFLY Melbourne will sweep its first dare devils off their feet from August 2019
2 Burns street, Essendon Fields, Melbourne, Victoria, 3041