Skydiving is one of those things that you either really want to do, or really don't - and there is usually no in between. However, with the creation of high powered wind tunnels, indoor skydiving has become an alternative to the real deal for those who want to fly but don't want to jump from a plane. iFly in Tampa is one of those places offering an indoor (and closer to the ground) skydiving experience.
According to the information on their website, your entire iFLY experience will last over an hour which includes a brief training session with coaching from a highly trained flight instructor, and your time in the air. Just as if you were hundreds of feet in the sky you will be able to do flips and twist - but without the need for a bulky parachute.
While flying is generally safe, an instructor will remain by your side during your flight. Children as young as 3 and elders as old as 100 have safely flown before, but minors must have a guardian-signed waiver to fly. Participants must weigh less than 300 pounds for safety reasons.
There are several flight packages to choose from including 2 flights (the minimum) for $59.95, 3-5 flights for differing prices, friends and family flights (10 flights) for $256.95, a virtual reality experience with two flights for $96.95, and group flight options for 1-6 people. You can see the pricing for each here.
iFly Tampa is located at 10654 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619 and is open Monday – Thursday: 12pm–8pm, Friday: 12pm–9pm, Saturday: 9am – 10pm, and Sunday: 9am – 9pm. Their official website is here.