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. 🙁
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.