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iCame, iSaw, iFlew

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I had the privilege of attending iFLY opening ceremony and I must thank AsianGeo for the opportunity. I have been interested in iFLY since I heard of them and it was great to finally experience it for myself. Since young, I have always been fascinated with the idea of flight. To be free in the air is something to experience. On my last trip to Brisbane, unfortunate weather conditions meant that I was unable to skydive on 2 different days. ūüôĀ

The ability of iFLY to operate day or night, rain or shine is very promising as I would no longer be subjected to the mercy of the weather. Watching the¬†demonstration¬†by the instructors is really inspiring, as they have the total freedom to fly around in the wind tunnel. I was relishing the opportunity to step into the wind tunnel myself and experience the sense of floating in mid air. The “skydive” lasted 45 seconds but it sure felt like 5 minutes. It was truly amazing to feel your body being suspended by strong winds and I’m sure my face suffered some sort of distortion in the process haha. However while it was a fun experience, I must admit this is not for¬†adrenalin¬†junkies. There was a¬†noticeable¬†lack of fear as safety was ensured to the maximum with an instructor guiding me in the wind tunnel. Honestly, parasailing that I tried at Gold Coast gave me more of an¬†adrenalin¬†boost than iFLY.¬†As compared to jumping out of an airplane at 9,000 feet and having a real sense of fear and beautiful scenery from a bird eye view, iFLY missed out on replicating this two important feelings. Nevertheless, I believe those who decided to clock more dives in order to fly solo will¬†thoroughly enjoy the experience.